Low pressure currently centered over southeastern Michigan will move slowly eastward across Lake Erie today and tonight. Mild air wrapping around the southeast side of this system has kept temperatures across our area from falling overnight. In fact, most locations saw a slight rise in temperatures overnight.
It will remain several degrees above freezing through the morning hours with highs approaching 40 degrees. Scattered rain showers are likely, possibly mixed with snow or sleet at times.
Colder air will be drawn south and east across the area this afternoon and this will cause temperatures to begin to fall. It will also cause the scattered rain showers to change to snow showers.
Tonight through Thursday, a cold front and upper level disturbance will cross the area as the system over Lake Erie gradually phases with a low over New York state. Snow showers will increase across the area this evening with periods of snow continuing overnight and through the day Thursday. Lows tonight will fall to the mid to upper 20s with highs on Thursday in the low 30s.
Accumulations from this system will generally be in the 1 to 3 inch range with higher amounts possible across the snow belt.
The storm over New York will gradually move to the northeast away from the area through Friday, but a trough of low pressure will linger across the area keeping snow showers going right into the weekend. Highs on Friday will cool to around 30 degrees, with upper 20s expected for highs on Saturday.