Northeast Ohio weather: 19 FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAYS issued for Friday and Saturday

A major winter storm will bring snow, wind and cold
Published: Dec. 18, 2022 at 7:03 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 18, 2022 at 9:33 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Our week will begin quiet and end anything but that.

Monday will be mainly cloudy with highs in the lower 30s.

We can’t rule out a few flakes early in the day.

Mainly cloudy skies on Tuesday and Wednesday will be coupled with highs in the mid 30s.

We are closely monitoring a late week storm that will likely bring in the coldest air of the season, as well as potentially significant snowfall.

Both Friday and Saturday are 19 FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAYS.

Conditions will begin to go downhill Thursday evening as rain will change to snow by late Thursday into Friday morning.

Friday will likely see the highest impact with arctic air in place and periods of heavy snow. There may be blizzard conditions at times.

Wind chills could stay below zero much of Friday into Saturday.

The snow begins to wind down early Saturday before transitioning to lake effect snow.

Expect highs in the teens both days with lows in the single digits.

Winds could blow from 50-60 mph potentially causing damage and power loss.