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Lake effect snow showers likely today, cold through Friday

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Lake effect snow showers will continue across northeastern Ohio this morning. There will likely be an increase in the activity through mid morning, then the snow showers will gradually diminish this afternoon as high pressure builds across the region. Snow accumulations today will range from a dusting outside the snow belt, up to 4 inches in the snow belt under the most persistent bands.

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Tonight will be dry through the overnight hours with a chance of snow showers returning toward daybreak as another cold front approaches. This system will bring a reinforcing shot of arctic air to northern Ohio. Snow showers are likely along the front through Thursday morning, then another round of lake effect snow showers will occur in the wake of the front Thursday afternoon. Additional snow accumulations of an inch or two will be possible in most areas with higher amounts possible across the snow belt.

Another area of high pressure will move across the region on Friday bringing us a dry but cold day.

Here is the forecast: For today, mostly cloudy with snow showers likely through the morning, then gradually diminishing this afternoon. Highs today will reach the mid teens. Winds W 10-15 mph with wind chills 0 to -10.

Tonight, becoming partly cloudy. Lows will range from 2 to 8 degrees. Winds SW 10-15 mph with wind chills -5 to -15.

Thursday, mostly cloudy with snow showers likely along with areas of blowing snow. Becoming windy with highs in the mid teens. Winds W 15-25 mph with higher gusts. Wind chills will -5 to -15.

Thursday night, mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 0.

Friday, partly sunny with highs in the mid to upper teens.

Looking ahead: A weak area of low pressure will move through the Ohio Valley Saturday. This system will bring light snow to much of northern Ohio. Highs on Saturday will be around 30 degrees.

A stronger system will move toward the area Sunday, passing to our south on Monday. This system has the potential to bring significant snowfall to northern Ohio Sunday and Monday. There is still some uncertainty regarding the track and intensity of the storm, so stay tuned for future updates. High temperatures both days will be in the mid to upper 20s.


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