Northeast Ohio Weather: Much colder this weekend; lake effect snow out east

Published: Dec. 16, 2022 at 1:38 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 16, 2022 at 11:13 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A cold and wintry weather pattern is taking shape.

Scattered snow tonight could produce a quick inch or so of snowfall in spots.

Temperatures will be frigid! (And we’ll only be getting colder next week.)

Expect overnight lows in the 20s tonight.

Temperatures will only climb into the low 30s tomorrow afternoon.

With the wind factored in, it’ll feel as if it’s in the 20s all day Saturday.

The lake effect snow machine will ramp up on Saturday night.

Snow will continue through Sunday.

Remember, this is lake effect, and it’s going to be highly localized.

The heaviest snow, and the greatest accumulations, will be in the Primary Snow Belt, especially Lake County, Ashtabula County (lakeshore), and Geauga County.

The bands may slip as far south as extreme northeastern Cuyahoga County.

Where squalls persist, expect one to three inches of snowfall on Saturday evening, and an additional one to four inches of snowfall on Sunday.