Ford First Alert Forecast: Arctic blast for the next several days

Ford First Alert Forecast: Arctic blast for the next several days

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A glancing blow of arctic air has settled in. A west wind will be with us and that will cause some lake effect snow. I expect flurries and snow showers along the immediate lakeshore and in areas east of Cleveland.

A trace to 2" of snow is in the forecast. The wind will continue to pick up tomorrow for New Year's Eve.

This will produce wind chills into the single digits right through Wednesday night, so bundle up. Another 1" or less of snow will fall east of Cleveland before ending by evening.

Temperatures will basically hold steady Wednesday night and we do lose the arctic grip on New Year's Day as some milder air builds in. The wind will still gust over 30 mph, however, out of the southwest.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a chance of some light snow. LOW: 18

WEDNESDAY: Windy by P.M. as more arctic cold puts wind chills in the single digits! High: 21

Click for the latest forecast and real time traffic.

19 Action News is also on Facebook - check us out for news, weather, sports and fantastic behind the scenes photos of 19 Action News. Also join us on Facebook to become a 19 Action News Facebook Weather Watcher.

Severe weather text alerts are also available, just fill out the online form.  You will receive up to 5 msgs/day. Text HELP for help. Text STOP to stop. Msg&data rates may apply.