A weak upper level disturbance will move across northeastern Ohio this morning producing a few scattered snow showers. This activity should be confined to the northeastern portions of the area. Elsewhere, it will be partly to mostly cloudy today with highs in the mid to upper 20s. Winds W 5-10 mph.
Tonight, low pressure over the mid Mississippi Valley will track east-northeast into the Ohio Valley. Snow will develop from west to east after midnight. Lows will be around 20 degrees. Winds E 5-10 mph.
On Saturday, the low pressure system will pass by to our south. Snow is likely across the area, and the snow could be heavy at times. A little rain or sleet could mix with the snow near and south of route 30. High temperatures on Saturday will be in the upper 20s to low 30s. Winds E 5-10 mph.
The storm will transfer its energy and moisture to a storm near the Mid Atlantic coast Saturday night. The steady snow across northeastern Ohio will gradually tapper off from west to east overnight. The snow will transition to lake effect snow showers across the area as winds turn more to the northwest. Lows will fall to around 20 degrees.
On Sunday, it will be mostly cloudy with lake effect snow showers likely. Highs will be in the mid 20s.
Looking ahead: A persistent northwesterly flow will remain in place as a series of clipper-type disturbances track across the area Monday through Wednesday. This will lead to a threat of snow showers each day. The heaviest snow showers will fall across the snow belt where moisture from Lake Erie will enhance the snowfall.
High temperatures will be in the low to mid 20s on Monday, upper 20s Tuesday and Wednesday. Lows each day will range from the mid teens to lows 20s.