CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Alright, let's dig into the forecast for the rest of this week!
For today, a couple of snow showers will linger, especially in the snowbelt, this afternoon after the passing of a cold front. Highs will be right around freezing, with mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures overnight will dip into the low 20s and upper teens south.
For Thursday, expect a dry start with overcast skies, highs once again topping out near freezing. An area of low pressure will track through Ohio into PA, allowing for snow showers to tag along with it that afternoon and evening. This will bring snow to the area for the evening commute, with 1-3" likely, with lesser amounts north. A little bit of wintry mix is also possible in our far southern counties. This could cause for some covered roadways and a bit of a messy travel situation that night.
Any leftover snow will clear out by Friday morning as high pressure builds back in. Friday will be mainly quiet, cloudy, with highs in the low 30s.
Friday night into Saturday, the storm EVERYONE is talking about. There are still a lot of uncertainties with the track of this system all of which can and will cause huge changes in the forecast. The latest model runs have the track farther south, which would mean less snow for Cleveland. Snowfall totals wise, we won't have a better grasp on that for another day or so.
Here's the takeaways:
- A significant storm is coming, the farther south the track, the less snow for Cleveland
- We will see snow Saturday
- As we get closer to the weekend, data will become better (from weather balloon launches) allowing us to have snow totals by tomorrow/the end of the week
- WIND will be an important factor Sunday , as arctic air moves in some of the coldest air of the season, with wind chills below zero, are expected.
- North/Northwest winds will fire up lake effect snow Sunday evening into early Monday, which will also be heavy at times.
Gusty winds, blowing snow, and periods of heavy snow will be the biggest dangers this weekend. This could cause power outages and dangerous travel.
Looking ahead to week from today, more snow is possible. Winter in northeast Ohio is keeping us on our toes!