Low pressure over New England this morning will move away from the area today. A trough of low pressure extends west from this low into the Great Lakes. This feature will maintain unsettled weather across northeastern Ohio through tonight.
Tonight, while drier air is forecast to overspread the area, colder air aloft will become increasingly supportive of lake effect snow showers, especially across the primary snow belt east of Cleveland. A fresh shot of arctic air will combine with gusty winds to create sub-zero wind chills overnight through Monday morning.
The lake effect snow showers will continue through Monday as high pressure slowly builds across the eastern Great Lakes.
A clipper will cross the area Monday night with a second clipper system to follow Tuesday and Tuesday night. Widespread snow showers are likely with these systems.
Here is the forecast: For today, it will be cloudy with occasional snow showers. Temperatures in the mid 20s this morning, will gradually fall this afternoon. Winds W and increasing to 15-25 mph with higher gusts.
Tonight, cloudy with a chance of snow showers, especially across the primary snow belt. Lows will be around 10 degrees with wind chills 0 to -10. Winds W 15-25 mph.
On Monday, it will be partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers, especially across the primary snow belt. Highs will be around 20 degrees. Winds W 10-20 mph.
Monday night and Tuesday, it will be mostly cloudy with snow showers likely. Lows Monday night will be in the low to mid teens with highs on Tuesday around 30.
Looking ahead: High pressure will build across the area Tuesday night and Wednesday. Snow showers will gradually taper off Tuesday night with partly cloudy skies expected on Wednesday. Lows Tuesday night will be around 20 with highs on Wednesday around 30 degrees.
Milder air will overspread the region on Thursday as winds turn to the south ahead of our next weather maker. It will be partly cloudy on Thursday with highs reaching the upper 30s to around 40 degrees.
Rain showers will overspread the area Thursday night and continue through Friday. Highs on Friday will climb to near 50.