Low pressure over the northern Plains states will track southeastward toward the lower Great Lakes today. Clouds well in advance of this system will overspread the area from the northwest making for a partly to mostly cloudy day. Scattered light rain showers will arrive by late this afternoon.
It will be fairly mild today with highs in the mid 40s.
The storm system will track from the lower Great Lakes, east across southern Ohio late tonight. Rain will continue into this evening, however colder air will filter southward across the area during the evening as well. As temperatures fall, rain will gradually mix with then change to snow across the northern and eastern counties. The change over will take a bit longer across the southern and western counties. In these areas, some locations could have an extended period of mixed rain and snow, and possibly even a little sleet or freezing rain.
Snow accumulations will be dependent upon when the change over to all snow takes place. The highest totals will likely be across the northeast where amounts of 2 to 4 inches will be possible. Across the far south and west, amounts will be limited by more of a wintry mix.
Low temperatures tonight will fall into the mid to upper 20s.
Snow will continue across the northeast into Saturday morning with a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow across the south and west. All of the precipitation will come to an end by mid day as the system moves off to our east.
Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 30s.
High pressure will build back across the area Saturday night and Sunday bringing us some sunshine for Saint Patrick’s Day.