Lake effect snow continues to fall across northeastern Ohio this morning, thanks to a persistent and cold northwesterly flow across the partially frozen waters of Lake Erie. This snow has been relentless, but most of it is light.
The snow will likely continue into the afternoon before finally tapering to flurries. Highs today will only be in the mid to upper 20s.
The flurries will end this evening, but any break in the wintry weather will be brief. By late tonight, clouds will already begin to thicken up once again in advance of a warm front lifting northward across the state. Precipitation in the form of snow, sleet, or freezing rain will overspread the region by dawn on Friday. Lows tonight will fall to around 20 degrees.
The mixed wintry precipitation will continue for several hours Friday morning before temperatures warm enough to transition the precipitation over to all rain during the early afternoon. Some accumulation of snow and ice is possible. Highs will top out around 40.
The warm front will lift northward to northern Ohio Friday night with scattered light rain or showers expected. Then, weakening low pressure over the Great Lakes will pull a cold front eastward across the area Saturday. This will produce more in the way of scattered rain and snow showers. Lows Friday night will be right around freezing with highs on Saturday in the upper 30s.
Some drier weather and sunshine is expected on Sunday with highs reaching the mid 30s.