19 First Alert Weather Day: Wind Chill Advisory in effect overnight; wind chill may dip to -15°

Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 1:47 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 28, 2022 at 9:45 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - While a major blizzard forms along the East Coast and pummels the Northeast and New England, our big weather story on a local level is the continuation of bitterly cold weather.

Temperatures will fall into the single digits tonight.

The wind chill (or “feels-like” temperature) may dip down to 15 degrees below zero.

A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for most of our area, including Cuyahoga County.

The air temperature will struggle to make it through the teens on Saturday afternoon, but in a much-needed change of pace, we will at least see some sunshine.

Clouds will thicken up on Saturday night as an Alberta Clipper approaches from the northwest.

This system will bring us widespread snow showers on Sunday afternoon.

Area-wide, we’re forecasting a dusting to one inch of new snowfall with the clipper system.

Sunday will be a touch warmer, too, although not by much, with highs in the 20s.

Looking ahead to next week, the forecast gets quite complicated.

At this time, we’re anticipating a brief pattern change and a major storm nearing by the middle of the week.

Temperatures will soar into the 40s on Tuesday, so the storm’s associated precipitation will fall as rain, initially.

As temperatures begin to cool down again, we’ll change over to a wintry mix (and/or snow) Wednesday into Thursday.

The timing of the precipitation, its duration, and how much snow we wind up with will all depend on the track of the storm, which remains to be seen.

At this time, I would expect wet road conditions Tuesday evening, and hazardous, slick road conditions Wednesday into Thursday.

Should we wind up with more snow than mixed precipitation, school closures and delays may occur Wednesday and Thursday.

The 19 First Alert Weather Team believes that once this weekend’s big East Coast storm moves out to sea, the models will begin to get a better handle on next week’s storm.

Stay tuned.

You know we will keep you updated.

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