CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - An upper level trough will remain over the eastern Great Lakes today, with an Arctic air mass moving over the Great Lakes region. Cold high pressure will build southeast over the area today into Friday. Low pressure from the Gulf Coast will move northeast to the Mid-Atlantic over the weekend.
Short Term Forecast:
Good afternoon! It’s been a cold, windy, and occasionally snowy day across northeast Ohio. Some local residents are not thrilled about the lake effect bands.
I’m happy to report that the lake effect snow will be coming to an end for most of us this evening.
High pressure to our north is trying to cut off the moisture feed we have coming from Lake Superior. This should bring the snow west of Cleveland to an end this evening.
The only exception will be in the Primary Snow Belt, where we expect additional snow showers through the overnight and even into tomorrow morning.
For the rest of us, expect a cold and mostly cloudy night. Overnight lows will fall into the upper teens. Brr! It will be a very cold morning at the bus stop tomorrow.
Quiet Ending To The Work Week:
With that Arctic high settling in for tomorrow, things will be a bit quieter. There may be a few lingering flakes in the Primary Snow Belt Friday morning, but they should come to an end fairly quickly.
Expect mostly to partly cloudy skies tomorrow. Highs will only top out around 30°.
In the Weather Scenario above, I mentioned that there would be an area of low pressure moving toward the Mid-Atlantic this weekend.
A lot of this feature’s moisture will stay to our south. However, we are still expecting a little snow from this. Light snow showers will begin to move in Saturday afternoon.
The system will move east through the evening, bringing us widespread, light snow throughout the evening and overnight hours. Some light snow may even hang around into the early-morning hours of your Sunday.
We will be closely watching the track of this system. If the track shifts farther north, we could end up with a little more snow.
Right now a widespread 1” – 4” looks good to me. The higher end of the totals range will be in our southern counties.
Saturday’s high: 31°
Sunday’s high: 35°