A weak storm system that passed south of the region last night is now located well to our east and is moving away from the area. Weak high pressure will briefly build across the state today allowing most locations to see some sunshine this afternoon. Highs today will be in the mid to upper 30s.
A storm system over the northern Plains will move into the Great Lakes tonight, then across northeastern Ohio on Thursday. Scattered snow showers are possible late tonight, lasting through the day on Thursday as the system moves through. The most persistent snow shower activity will be across the snow belt areas east of Akron and Cleveland. Lows tonight will be in the mid 20s with highs on Thursday in the upper 20s to low 30s.
That system will move away Thursday night, but a brisk northwesterly flow behind the storm will allow for some lake effect snow showers across the snow belt areas Thursday night through Friday morning. Elsewhere, skies will become partly cloudy. Temperatures will fall to the teens Thursday night, then climb back to the low 30s on Friday.
High pressure will build back across the area on Saturday. A mild southwesterly flow will help to boost high temperatures into the low 40s Saturday afternoon. Much colder air will arrive late Saturday night and Sunday along with a threat of snow showers.