Northeast Ohio weather: Dry night ahead; closely watching the weekend

Northeast Ohio weather: Dry night ahead; closely watching the weekend
Northeast Ohio Weather: Quiet start to the week

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - High pressure extending from Quebec to the southern Plains will be in control of our weather this evening. A weakening cold front will drop into the central Great Lakes tonight, stalling near Lake Erie.

Northeast Ohio weather: Dry night ahead; closely watching the weekend

A stronger piece of low pressure will move across southern Ontario into Quebec Tuesday night into Wednesday. This feature will pull a cold front south over our region Wednesday afternoon.

Short Term Forecast:

Good afternoon! Talk about a cold and grey day. It is a far cry from last Monday, isn’t it?

We should start to see a little clearing around sunset or so. Clouds will fill back in tonight. We’ll stay dry.

Temperature-wise, it is going to be FRIGID tonight! We’ll drop into the upper teens after midnight.

For tomorrow, we’ll call it mostly cloudy. Temperatures will warm into the low 30s. A few flurries are possible, but we’ll see little to nothing in the way of accumulation.

Mid-Week Snow Chances:

With a cold front coming in on Wednesday, we’ll have to raise our snow chances. Most of the snow should be confined to the morning and midday time frame.

This little clipper system could cause a few slick spots too. Any untreated surface will be slick.

We will dry out late Wednesday, before another shot for snow on Thursday. This will come from an area of low pressure, which will be moving out of the southern Plains.

We should be cold enough on Thursday that most of the precipitation we see will be snow. However, we are forecasting highs in the mid 30s for Thursday afternoon. That means we may see a period of mixed precipitation Thursday afternoon, before we go back to all snow on Thursday night.

We are still a few days out from this particular snow event. Stay tuned for a snow totals forecast as we get closer to Thursday.

At this time, we do not have any snow chances in for Friday.

Wednesday’s high: 36°

Thursday’s high: 35°

Friday’s high: 34°

Weekend Outlook:

The weekend is going to be interesting.

Basically, there is this area of low pressure out over the Aleutian Islands right now. (Those are the islands south of Alaska.) The low is going to move southeast to Oregon over the coming days.

By this weekend it’ll be moving into our region and tracking just to our south. Keep in mind that we are still several days out from this occurring. I mean, the storm is barely out of the Bering Sea right now. We have time to iron out the details.

That being said, it does look like the storm could bring us several inches of snow at some point during the weekend. We will keep a close on it, and we will keep you updated throughout the week.

Saturday’s high: 29°

Sunday’s high: 19° (You read that right.)

This weekend system is going to pull in some very cold, Arctic air. We may wake up in the single digits Monday.

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