A storm system centered over Iowa this morning will track to Kentucky this afternoon, then northeast into southern Ohio tonight. A secondary system will develop along the Mid Atlantic coast tonight, and this system will become the dominant feature on Wednesday, absorbing the moisture and energy of the Ohio system.
Clouds will increase and thicken today across our area as the storm approaches. Some light rain or snow is possible late in the day. Highs today will reach the mid 30s.
Any rain or mix will change to all snow this evening with snow continuing overnight for most of the area. The heaviest snow will likely fall in a corridor from Wayne county, east through Stark and Columbiana counties, and southward. Accumulations in excess of 4 inches will be common with a few locations picking up close to 8 inches. North of these counties, the snowfall amounts will drop sharply and areas across the far northeast may see very little.
Lows tonight will be in the mid to upper 20s.
The snow will taper off Wednesday morning as the moisture and energy are transferred to the developing coastal system. Some scattered snow showers or drizzle will be possible through the afternoon as the flow turns northerly off the lake. Highs will reach the mid 30s.
High pressure will build across the region Wednesday night through the end of the week and this will bring us fair, dry weather for Thursday and Friday along with moderating temperatures. Highs on Thursday will climb to the upper 30s with highs on Friday around 40 degrees.