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Rain and snow showers possible today, frigid air returns next week

An upper level trough will gradually swing eastward across the area today. Moisture will continue to stream northward ahead of the trough, producing rain showers across northeastern Ohio this morning. Some sleet or wet snow could mix with the rain as colder air slowly filters across the area.

Daily weather summary graphics created by your Youngstown Weather Examiner
Daily weather summary graphics created by your Youngstown Weather Examiner
Jason Warren
Forecast Map: February 21, 2014
Jason Warren

Drier air will bring an end to the precipitation this afternoon. Some locations could see a little sunshine as well. It will be windy with gusts in excess of 40 mph possible.

Another cold front will slide southeastward toward the area tonight, then move across the state Saturday. Clouds will increase later tonight, and scattered rain and snow showers are possible during the day Saturday.

The cold front will settle to our south on Sunday, but a wave of low pressure will ripple northeast along it, bringing another round of precipitation to the area. At this time, models indicate temperatures aloft would support snow, however surface temperatures will likely support a rain/snow mix on Sunday.

Here is the forecast: For today, cloudy this morning with rain showers, possibly mixed with sleet and snow. Becoming mostly cloudy this afternoon. Highs today will be in the upper 30s to low 40s this morning, then temperatures will fall a few degrees this afternoon. Winds SW 15-25 mph with higher gusts.

Tonight will be partly to mostly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 20s. Winds SW 15-25 mph with higher gusts.

Saturday, mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Highs will be in the low to mid 40s. Winds W 10-20 mph.

Saturday night, mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the low to mid 20s.

Sunday, cloudy with a chance of rain or snow. Highs will be in the mid 30s.

Looking ahead: Arctic high pressure will build across the region on Monday. Skies will be mostly cloudy and there is a chance of a few snow showers. Highs on Monday will be in the mid 20s.

A disturbance will track through the Ohio Valley Tuesday and Wednesday bringing the threat of snow. Highs will be in the mid to upper 20s on Tuesday and around 20 on Wednesday.

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