A storm system over the northern Plains will move toward the lower Great Lakes today, then east through the Ohio Valley tonight. Clouds will increase through this afternoon and light rain will spread eastward across the area by late in the day.
Highs today will reach the mid 40s.
As the storm passes to our south tonight, colder air will be drawn southward into the system. Rain will continue into the evening, while gradually transitioning to snow from northeast to southwest.
Accumulating snow is expected late tonight through Saturday morning across the north and east where some locations could pick up 2 to 4 inches of snow.
Across the south and west, generally south of a line from Lorain to Youngstown, precipitation may not change over to snow completely, and instead persist as a mix or rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow overnight into Saturday morning. In these areas, the mix will limit the total snowfall accumulations.
Lows tonight will dip into the 20s so roads could become quite slick.
On Saturday, the precipitation will taper off by mid day as the storm system pulls away from the area. High temperatures will rise to the upper 30s.