Northeast Ohio weather: Chilly for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Northeast Ohio weather: Chilly for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Low pressure departing into Canada has left a residual trough of low pressure over the Great Lakes today. The trough will hang around through Saturday. A reinforcing cold front will push through the region tonight. High pressure will build in from the west on Saturday night before a weak low pressure system moves through the area on Sunday. High pressure will return to the northern Plains on Monday and move into the Great Lakes region on Tuesday.

Short Term Forecast:

Good afternoon! Talk about a cloudy and gray day. Clouds will hang around through the night and into tomorrow morning.

Forecast: Freezing temps return this weekend, followed by slight warm-up next week

For tonight, expect scattered, light rain showers. It will also be quite windy with winds sustained from the west at 15 – 20 mph. Winds may gust as high as 30 – 35 mph tonight. Brr!

Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s and low 30s by early tomorrow morning.

Our light showers should wind down after 11:00 PM or so.

Weekend Outlook:

With a trough of low pressure over us on Saturday, it will be chilly. Temperatures will only top out in the upper 30s.

Morning clouds will give way to peeks of sun from time to time. I can’t quite rule out a few flakes tomorrow.

With high pressure still in control on Sunday morning, we are expecting a mostly sunny start to your St. Patrick’s Day. Clouds will move in as the day goes on.

It will be chilly too, with highs in the upper 30s.

The latest weather data coming into the Cleveland 19 First Alert Weather Center does suggest that we could see a few flakes flying around late in the day. The areas most favored for this will be south of Cleveland, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see some light, late day snow in Cleveland.

Accumulation through the weekend will be very minimal, if anything.

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