Persistent lake effect snow continues across northeastern Ohio this morning. Most of the snow is light with a few patches of moderate snow showing up from time to time. The snow will likely persist through the morning hours, then taper to flurries this afternoon. It will be chilly today with highs in the mid to upper 20s.
Flurries will diminish this evening with skies remaining mostly cloudy. A storm system will move from the Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes tonight. A warm front extending east from this system will approach from the southwest late tonight. This will cause clouds to thicken and precipitation will arrive by daybreak Friday. This precipitation will likely be in the form of snow, or possibly a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Lows will dip to around 20 degrees overnight, then slowly rise toward dawn.
A period of snow, sleet, and freezing rain is likely through Friday morning. Some accumulation of ice and/or snow will be possible. Temperatures will gradually warm and precipitation will likely change to rain before ending during the early afternoon hours. Some light rain or drizzle could persist through the afternoon. High temperatures will rise to near 40 degrees.
The system over the Great Lakes will weaken as it drifts eastward Friday night. It will drag a weak cold front across the area which could produce a few rain or snow showers during Friday night. Low temperatures will dip into the upper 20s.
On Saturday, some wrap around moisture will spread back across the area as the Great Lakes low moves into Ontario. Scattered rain or snow showers will be possible with high temperatures in the upper 30s.