An arctic cold front over the eastern Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley this morning will set up the potential for snow showers throughout the weekend along with cold temperatures.
Through this evening, scattered cloud cover can be expected with winds from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. Warm conditions can be expected ahead of the cold front through this afternoon leading to temperatures rising into the lower to mid 40′s over the interior and upper 40′s to lower 50′s along the coast. The warm temperatures will lead to a steady melt off of snow today and may even produce some areas of fog this evening.
The cold front will move through tonight, relatively dry, with winds shifting to the northwest at 5 to 15 mph. A series of disturbances will follow by tomorrow morning through Sunday with the threat for scattered snow showers and a period of light snow at times through the weekend. Winds will increase from the northwest and north at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts. Temperatures will fall into the mid 20′s to lower 30′s for lows tonight and rebound into the lower to mid 30′s over the interior and mid to upper 30′s along the coast for highs tomorrow. Snowfall accumulations through the weekend are expected to range from one to four inches. However, if the low pressure system off the coast on Saturday night tracks closer to the coast, higher snowfall totals are possible but not likely. Wind chill temperatures will range from the lower 10′s to lower 20′s through the weekend.
High pressure is expected on Monday with scattered cloud cover and chilly weather conditions. Temperatures will range from the mid to upper 10′s for lows and lower to mid 30′s for highs.
A cold front will approach on Tuesday with periods of rain, mixing with snow at times. High pressure will be in place on Wednesday with scattered cloud cover. Temperatures ahead of the cold front will rise into the mid to upper 40′s for highs but then crash into the 30′s and 20′s in the evening. Temperatures on Wednesday will range from the upper 20′s to lower 30′s for lows and mid 30′s to lower 40′s for highs.
An area of low pressure will produce periods of snow by Thursday evening on through Friday morning. Temperatures on Thursday will range from the lower to mid 20′s for lows and mid 30′s to lower 40′s for highs.