Northeast Ohio weather: Dry Sunday before Winter Storm arrives late Monday

Northeast Ohio weather: Dry Sunday before Winter Storm arrives late Monday

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - After a mostly sunny Saturday, overnight temps will drop into the low to middle 30s.

Clouds will increase through the day Sunday ahead of our next system.

Sunday will be dry with highs in the low 50s.

All eyes are on Monday and Tuesday as we track a winter storm system that will bring most of us our first real accumulation of the season.

Monday will start with rain with a slow transition to snow from west to east. Colder air will arrive in our western counties first, allowing the possibility of a rain/snow transition during late afternoon and evening.

As we watch this transition for rain to snow, we have also issued an ALERT for Monday afternoon and evening and Tuesday.

Talking snow totals, it will be tough early-on because of that rain to snow transition. Regardless, it looks like the higher amounts will be west and along the 71 corridor. These spots could see 2-4+”

The big issues Tuesday will be the cooler air flowing over Lake Erie that will also add lake effect snow to the mix. On top of that, winds will be gusty, allowing for blowing snow and visibility issues through the day.

Lake effect snow will linger through early Wednesday, with very cold temps to start. Wind chill values will be dropping below freezing and into the single digits inland.

A lot to unpack heading into this week. The team is watching.

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