Light lake snows continue across the eastern lakes today, but this activity will diminish and finally taper off early tonight.
A potent storm in the center of the country will loose some of its punch as it moves into the Great Lakes tonight and Friday. Clouds associated with this system will spread across the region tonight with precipitation arriving in Ohio and Michigan late tonight. This precipitation could reach as far east as western Pennsylvania by day break Friday. Most of this activity will start as snow, but then quickly change to a mix of sleet and freezing rain as temperatures aloft warm.
Some snow accumulations are possible, especially across northern Ohio, northwestern Pennsylvania, and eastern lower Michigan where snow could last a little linger. Then, some accumulation of ice is possible. Most locations will see 0.10” of ice or less.
This amount of ice is capable of creating very treacherous travel conditions. Be prepared to give yourself some extra time if you will be traveling late tonight or Friday morning.
During the day on Friday, the wintry mix will spread into western New York with some small accumulation of ice and snow possible. Meanwhile, further west, the precipitation will begin changing to all rain. The change over to all rain will spread from southwest to northeast across most of the area during the day. Some locations across lower Michigan as well as western New York may not change to all rain.
Late Friday night and Saturday, a weak cold front will move eastward across the area changing all the precipitation back to snow showers by Saturday afternoon. Amounts will be light.
Much of the region will have a break in the weather on Sunday before the next big system impacts the region early next week. That system will bear watching as some of the models are showing a fairly decent snow event across the eastern Great Lakes by Tuesday or Wednesday.