Lake effect snow impacts Northeast Ohio; view preliminary snow totals (19 First Alert Weather Day)

Published: Nov. 17, 2022 at 1:59 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2022 at 7:30 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As we head into the overnight hours, plan for occasional lake effect snow showers in the Primary Snow Belt, especially along the lakeshore of Lake and Ashtabula counties.

Where squalls of lake effect persist, whiteout conditions may develop.

Roads may become coated in snow where the squalls push through.

The rest of the area will see flurries and bursts of light to moderate snow for the next 24 to 36 hours.

It will be cold and windy tonight with temperatures in the mid 20s by morning.

More lake effect snow is on the docket for Friday, especially in the Primary Snow Belt.

A little disturbance will move through our central and southern viewing area on Friday, and this will bring widely scattered snow showers to counties south of Cuyahoga, mainly after 9:00 a.m.

This snow will move out by the evening commute.

The 19 First Alert Weather Team is forecasting a trace to two inches of snow south of Cleveland during the day Friday.

By Saturday, winds will push all of the lake effect out over the lake and up into Buffalo, New York.

However, more snow will develop on Saturday evening and will continue into Sunday.

Temperatures will stay below the freezing mark for most areas through Sunday!

The good news is that we will break out of this deep freeze on Monday.

Temperatures will return to the 40s Monday, and we may even hit 50 degrees by Thanksgiving.

Stay tuned!