Northeast Ohio weather: First snowflakes may fall this week; wind and rain headed our way

Wintry weather is coming.

Northeast Ohio weather: First snowflakes may fall this week; wind and rain headed our way

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A cold front will move over our region early Wednesday, and it could bring rain, wind and a few snowflakes.

High pressure will retake control Wednesday night through early Friday. Another strong cold front will move over our area on Saturday.

If snow does fall on Wednesday or Thursday, it will likely be limited to eastern Ohio, near the Pennsylvania border.

Forecast: Rain, wind and possible flurries headed our way

Short Term Forecast:

Clouds will increase as Tuesday night goes on. Temperatures will tumble into the upper 30s and lower 40s by early tomorrow morning. A few spots along the lake shore may not fall below the mid 40s.

Winds should back off a bit overnight, but it’s still going to be breezy.

Soggy, Chilly Wednesday:

Remember the cold front I mentioned in the weather scenario? The first one. The one that is going to drop in early tomorrow. This thing is going to keep things chilly for tomorrow. Temperatures will only climb into the upper 40s on Wednesday.

Scattered showers will develop before sunrise Wednesday. These will be around for the morning commute and for the lunch hour. We should have fewer showers out there by the time the evening commute rolls around.

Tomorrow will also be quite windy. Winds may gust to 30 mph. You’ve got to love fall!

There won’t be a ton of rain left by late Wednesday night into the pre-dawn hours of Thursday. If there is, I suppose it could mix with a few snowflakes. Nothing major. It would be very isolated and likely confined to the higher terrain of northwest Pennsylvania and far northeast Ohio.

Nice Ending To The Work Week:

The end of the work week still looks fabulous. We’ll have a lot of sunshine around Thursday and Friday.

Thursday’s high: 50° Friday’s high: 58°

I am concerned that we could see a few rain showers on Friday evening. This would impact our local high school football games, if it came to fruition. We’ll keep you updated.

Weekend Outlook:

Unfortunately, the beautiful weather we’ll have around here on Thursday and Friday will not stick around for the weekend.

Saturday: Cloudy and windy with rain showers. Highs in the low 50s. Sunday: Mostly cloudy and windy with a few rain morning showers. Highs in the mid 40s.

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