CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Canadian high pressure has been anchored over the area today, providing us with blue skies and quiet weather. The high will break down as an intensifying area of low pressure over the Mississippi Valley moves east over the weekend, and into the Mid-Atlantic region. Surface high pressure over the central Plains will move in early next week.
Short Term Forecast:
Good afternoon! Happy Friday, friends! It sure has been a beautiful, albeit cold, day. We expect skies to continue to clear out over the next several hours. Clouds will gradually increase in the wee-morning hours of your Saturday.
Temperature-wise, it’s going to be quite chilly tonight. You’ll want to bundle up if you have plans. We’ll be falling into the low to mid 20s by early tomorrow morning.
We do not expect any snow overnight tonight.
All week we have been talking about an area of low pressure passing by to our south this weekend. The big question with this storm has been, “How far north will it go?” A track farther north into central Ohio or the Ohio Valley would mean more snow for us. A track farther south through the Mid-South into the Mid-Atlantic would mean less snow.
At this time, it looks like our area of low pressure is going to stay far enough south that local impacts will be minimal. Light snow will be developing over the Ohio Valley on Saturday. It will move east through the day and into the nighttime hours.
We do not expect snow in our southern counties until mid to late morning. The snow will not make it to the Cleveland area until late in the afternoon, or even after sunset. (The sun will set tomorrow at 5:19 PM.)
The snow will move out of northern Ohio on Sunday morning.
Keep in mind that if this system shifts farther north, we will end up with more snow closer to the lakeshore. If the storm shifts farther south, we’ll end up with less snow.
In terms of total accumulation, we expect less than 1” from the lakeshore south to northern Summit County. From Akron to Canton, south to central Tuscarawas County, we are forecasting 1” – 3”. Across the rest of Tuscarawas County, we are expecting 2” – 4”.
Saturday’s high: 31°
Sunday’s high: 34°