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Northeast Ohio weather: Freeze Warnings and lake effect snow Friday night into Saturday

Updated: May. 7, 2020 at 7:56 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - I do hope that you’ve enjoyed today’s wonderful (albeit windy) weather.

The next several days will be sharply cooler.

A cold front will move through NE Ohio this evening.

This is the boundary that will usher in the historic May cold we’ve been talking about all week.

Highs will only top out in the mid 40s Friday and Saturday.

The record low maximum temperatures for each date are in the low 40s.

We’ll definitely be cutting it close.

Morning temperatures will be in the 30s Saturday and Sunday.

Here is Thursday’s 19 First Alert Weather School:

With cold weather in the forecast, the National Weather Service has already issued Freeze Warnings for Friday night into Saturday morning.

Regarding precipitation chances, this is where the forecast begins to get even trickier.

Widespread showers will move through our southern counties on Friday morning, midday, and afternoon.

Rain may mix with snow from time to time.

This precipitation will move out early Friday evening, as lake effect rain and snow showers begin to develop, most likely after 7:00 PM.

As temperatures fall into the low 30s on Friday night, we’ll transition to all lake effect snow.

Lake effect snow bands will be meandering throughout the area Friday night into Saturday morning.

Light accumulation is possible, mainly on grassy and elevated surfaces.

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