A Lake Effect Snow Warning is now in effect for Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties.
Snow showers fell across the snow belt counties last night. The heaviest squalls were quite localized with portions of Lake county receiving several inches of snow. Elsewhere, scattered snow showers and flurries were the rule with little to no snow accumulation.
Arctic air will continue to filter southward across the region today. A weak cold front will move across northeastern Ohio this morning. This front has disrupted the wind flow and has caused the overnight snow shower activity to become disorganized. Once the front moves to the east of the area, the winds will become better aligned out of the west-northwest. This will allow snow showers to reorganize across the area this afternoon.
The heaviest snow accumulations will likely be across the Lake Effect Snow Warning area. Significant accumulations are possible, but amounts will vary greatly over short distances. Outside of these areas, the snow fall will be more scattered and lighter.
It will be cold today with high temperatures in the low 20s. Temperatures could fall a couple of degrees this afternoon as somewhat colder air arrives.
A west-northwesterly flow will continue across the area tonight as instability over the lake increases. Snow showers and squalls will continue across the snow belt, possibly shifting southward a little into the secondary snow belt from Medina county east to Trumbull county. Significant accumulations are possible where squalls persist, but again amounts will vary.
Lows tonight will range from 0 to 8 degrees with wind chills of -10 to -20. A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for tonight and Tuesday morning for all of northeastern Ohio.
It will be cold on Tuesday with a continued threat for lake effect snow across the snow belt areas. High temperatures will only rise to the low teens across most of the area.
The threat of lake effect snow will persist Tuesday night and Wednesday across the snow belt. A clipper could provide much of the area with scattered snow showers on Wednesday. Lows Tuesday night will range from -2 to 6 with highs on Wednesday rising to the mid teens.