A disturbance will track south of the area this morning producing widespread light snow across the region. Some heavier lake enhanced snow showers are possible with a flow off the lake today. The heaviest snow will fall across the snow belt east of Akron and Cleveland. Accumulations of around an inch can be expected in most areas, however, up to 4 inches could fall under the most persistent snow showers across the snow belt.
Winds will remain west to northwest through tonight, with lake effect snow showers continuing, mainly across the snow belt.
On Wednesday morning, the flow will shift to the southwest ahead of another cold front. This cold front will cross the state early Thursday morning accompanied by another round of scattered snow showers, with lake effect snow showers persisting in the wake of the front through Thursday afternoon.
Here is the forecast: For today, mostly cloudy with snow showers this morning, gradually diminishing this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 20s. Winds W 10-15 mph.
Tonight, mostly cloudy with snow showers likely. Lows will be 5 to 10 degrees. Winds W/SW 10-15 mph. Wind chills -5 to -15.
Wednesday, mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Highs will be around 15. Winds W 10-20 mph Wind chills -5 to -15.
Wednesday night, partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows 0 to 5.
Thursday, mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Highs in the mid to upper teens.
Looking ahead: High pressure will build across the region on Friday. It will be partly sunny with highs around 20.
Low pressure will move into the Ohio Valley on Saturday, bringing a period of snow to the region. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid 20s.
We will see a break in the snow Saturday night, then more snow will overspread the area on Sunday as a stronger system approaches from the southwest. Highs on Sunday will be around 20 degrees.