High pressure will briefly build across northern Ohio today and tonight, providing most of the area with fair but cool weather.
There is a chance of a shower across the snow belt east of Cleveland this morning, otherwise it will be partly sunny across the area today. High temperatures will reach the mid to upper 50s.
Tonight will be mostly clear and cool with lows around 40.
On Monday, a cold front will move into the Great Lakes. Across our area, clouds will increase in advance of this front, and there is a chance of showers by late afternoon. Highs will warm to the low to mid 60s on breezy southwesterly winds.
Showers are likely across the entire area Monday evening as the cold front moves through. The showers will taper off after midnight. Lows will fall to around 40 degrees.
On Tuesday, cold air will spread across the region on a fairly strong westerly flow. Lake effect rain showers are possible across the primary snow belt east of Cleveland. Elsewhere, it will be partly sunny. Highs will be in the upper 40s to low 50s.
A disturbance will drop southeastward across the area Tuesday night bringing a reinforcing shot of colder air. Winds will shift to the west-northwest. Lake effect rain bands will realign a little farther south across the snow belt. As temperatures cool overnight, some wet snow could mix with the rain showers across the inland areas.
Outside of the snow belt, it will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of a rain or snow shower Tuesday night. Low temperatures across the area will range from the low 30s inland, to around 40 degrees near the lake shore.
A clipper-type system will move through the Ohio Valley on Wednesday bringing widespread rain showers to much of northern Ohio. There will still be some enhancement of the showers downwind of the lake. Highs on Wednesday will be in the low to mid 40s.
Following this system, winds will shift to the northwest and cold air will pour southeastward across the lakes. Lake effect rain and snow showers are likely across the area Wednesday night through Friday with the heaviest amounts expected east of Akron and Cleveland. It is too early to specify amounts, but some accumulating snow is possible. Highs on Thursday and Friday will be in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Chilly and unsettled weather will likely persist into the weekend.