Low pressure over western Ohio will move northeastward across Lake Erie this afternoon, and into Ontario by this evening. Deep moisture and mild air will stream northward, up and over the denser cold air in place across northeastern Ohio. The result will be an icy mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain this morning. Some locations, especially across the east, could see some accumulation of ice and snow. Roads across the area could be treacherous.
This afternoon, the colder air will finally be scoured away and temperatures at the surface will rise above freezing ending the icing threat. Rain will continue through the afternoon, with a few heavier downpours possible.
Highs this afternoon will range from the upper 30s across the northeast to the mid 40s across the south.
As the storm system moves north of the area tonight, it will drag a cold front eastward across the state. Scattered rain showers will continue through the evening, then gradually diminish overnight. The rain showers could change to snow showers after midnight.
Lows tonight will fall to the upper 20s.
On Tuesday, colder air will spread across the region. It will be mostly cloudy as moisture wraps around the departing system. Scattered snow showers are possible with highs in the mid 30s.
A weak disturbance will cross the area Tuesday night and Wednesday, and this feature will keep the threat of scattered snow showers in the forecast through mid week. Lows Tuesday night will dip to around 20 degrees with highs Wednesday only in the low 30s.