A deep, cold upper level trough will remain in place across the northeastern United States today. A disturbance will rotate around the backside of this trough, crossing northeastern Ohio tonight and Thursday, reinforcing the trough across the Great Lakes and northeast.
At the surface, a chilly westerly wind will produce scattered snow showers today across much of northeastern Ohio. The snow showers will be enhanced a bit downwind of the lake across the primary snow belt east of Cleveland.
High temperatures today will reach the low 30s.
As the disturbance moves across the area tonight, snow showers will increase across the entire area with light accumulations possible.
Later tonight, winds will shift to the northwest and lake effect snow will reorganize across the primary and eastern secondary snow belts, generally north and east of a line from Cleveland to Youngstown. Some heavier squalls are possible across these areas with a few to several inches of snow possible.
Lows tonight will dip into the teens.
Thursday will be cold with occasional lake effect snow showers continuing across the eastern snow belt areas. Additional accumulation is likely.
Highs on Thursday will be in the low 30s.
Cold and unsettled weather will linger into Friday before the lake effect activity finally winds down. Some locations across the snow belt could receive total snow accumulations of up to a foot between now and Friday.
So much for the start of Spring…