Northeast Ohio weather: Transition from rain to snow overnight; be cautious on the roads

Northeast Ohio weather: Transition from rain to snow overnight; be cautious on the roads

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - We are beginning to see a transition from rain to snow in our western counties that will continue overnight.

Forecast: Transition from rain to snow overnight; be cautious on the roads

Expect a quick inch or two of wet slushy snow before the moisture moves out. We are under a Flood Watch through 4 a.m. and will need to watch for high water issues as well as our streams and creeks.

Motorists should be extremely cautious, as ponding on local roadways is likely. Any roads that were not properly plowed after the weekend snow storm will be slushy.

Moving in will be colder air with temps falling from the 40s into the 20s by the overnight. Expect quiet weather once the snow ends with cold air and breezy conditions for Thursday morning.

Back To Winter:

Temperature-wise, it wasn’t bad at all today. We hit 48°! Colder air will be moving into the area overnight.

Thursday’s high: 29°

Friday’s high: 15°

Light, lake effect flurries will develop Thursday afternoon and will continue into the evening. We’ve also got a shot for some light lake effect snow showers on Friday.

The main issue with Friday is going to be the bitter cold. With highs in the teens and gusty winds, it will feel as if it’s below 0° all day.

Wintry Weekend Outlook:

Multiple clipper systems will be dropping into our region over the coming days. Light snow showers are in the forecast Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday’s high: 23°

Sunday’s high: 28°

Looking Ahead To Next Week:

Unfortunately, once we drop below freezing (32°) tonight, we are not going to get back above freezing for a very long time. High temperatures will be in the 20s Monday and Tuesday of next week. We may be in the single digits all day Wednesday.

We are also closely watching the Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning time frame for the potential of a widespread snow event. At this time, several inches of snow look possible. This go-round doesn’t look as bad as last weekend’s snowfall event, but impactful nonetheless.

Stay tuned!

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