Northeast Ohio Weather: Light snow and gusty winds on Friday

Northeast Ohio Weather: Light snow and gusty winds on Friday

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Through the rest of Thursday, rain showers will linger mainly east of Cleveland/along the 77 corridor as a cold front passes through. Temperatures overnight will drop to near freezing, as a deepening area of low pressure slides by to the east.

Northeast Ohio Weather: Light snow and gusty winds on Friday

Friday will be a 19 FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY as a Nor'Easter develops over New England. That huge area of low pressure will usher in colder temperatures, and stronger winds, which will allow for snow to develop in the morning and evening on Friday.

Snow will be mainly light, trace to 2″, with the higher amounts being in the snowbelt. The main concern for Friday is going to be the strong, gusty winds. 40+ MPH wind gusts are expected, especially later in the day, which could cause visibility problems from blowing snow. Timing of the snow could also cause a few travel impacts. Snow will be moving in tomorrow morning, and we all know light snow can cause some of the biggest slowdowns for the AM commute.

We'll see another shot of some lake effect snow heading into Friday evening, mainly for the snowbelt. Winds will really start to pick up through the afternoon tomorrow, which could cause sporadic power outages. Temperatures on Friday should stay in the mid to upper 30s.

High pressure will build in for the start of the weekend, so we will see the sun again! Highs on Saturday will be in the low 40s with mostly sunny skies. It’ll be a chilly start to each day of the weekend with wake up temperatures below freezing. We’ll start with sunshine through most of the day Sunday with temperatures climbing into the low to mid 50s ahead of our next system that’s expected to bring mainly rain to the area late Sunday through early Monday.

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