High pressure will build into the area today. A cold northwesterly flow over the lake will produce considerable low clouds today, especially across the eastern areas. Meanwhile, high clouds will stream across the region from the southwest. With all of this in mind, it looks to be a rather cloudy day, but we could see some breaks of sunshine as well, especially across the west. There could be a couple of snow showers or flurries across the northeastern areas. It will be a chilly day with highs this afternoon in the mid 20s.
It will be partly to mostly cloudy tonight. Temperatures will be highly dependent on cloud cover. With some partial clearing expected, temperatures will likely fall to 5 to 15 degrees. If we see more clearing, temperatures could be colder.
On Thursday, high pressure will slip to our south as a clipper system moves quickly eastward through the Great Lakes. Clouds will increase across the area once again, and snow showers will develop during the afternoon. Highs will reach the upper 20s.
A cold front associated with the clipper will move southeast across the area Thursday evening, with snow showers tapering to scattered lake effect activity across the snow belt after midnight. Lows will be around 20 degrees.
A few snow showers will persist through Friday morning across the snow belt, but temperatures aloft will begin to warm. This should end any lingering activity by early afternoon. It will remain mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 20s.
High pressure will build across the area on Saturday with partly cloudy skies expected. Highs should actually crack the freezing mark with most locations reaching the low to mid 30s for afternoon highs.