A Lake Effect Snow Warning remains in effect for Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula counties.
Lake effect snow showers and squalls continue across northeastern Ohio this morning.
Overnight, lake effect snow picked up in intensity as colder air spread eastward across the region. Winds, which were westerly during the first half of the night, have now turned more toward the northwest. This has caused the snow bands to reorient and shift a little further south.
The lake snows will continue into this afternoon. Some of the heavier squalls could produce snowfall rates in excess of an inch per hour. Gusty winds will cause significant blowing snow drifting snow creating local white-out conditions. Significant accumulations are possible where the heavier squalls persist.
Outside of the main snow band, scattered snow showers and a few squalls are possible with accumulations of a coating to perhaps an inch or two.
It will be cold today with temperatures in the mid teens this morning, falling to around 10 degrees this afternoon.
Later this afternoon, winds will shift to the southwest and the lake snows will shift up the lake shore toward northwestern Pennsylvania. Many locations will see a break in the snow tonight.
Low temperatures will range from 0 to 8, but it could be colder if skies clear and winds diminish.
A clipper is forecast to track into the Great Lakes on Saturday. Clouds will quickly thicken up early in the day with snow arriving by noon. Snow will continue through the afternoon with high temperatures rising to around 20 degrees. Accumulations on Saturday are expected to be in the 1 to 3 inch range across the entire area.
Snow will continue Saturday night and Sunday as a second clipper moves across the region. Additional accumulation is likely. Some lake enhancement could occur across the snow belt on Sunday as winds shift back to the northwest. Lows Saturday night will be in the mid teens with highs on Sunday in the mid 20s.
Snow will taper off Sunday night, but yet another clipper will likely bring another round of snow to the area on Monday and Tuesday.