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Snow showers likely today and tonight, turning milder by late week

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Last night's clipper system is now east of the area, while the next system is approaching from the lower Great Lakes. That system will bring another round of snow showers to the area this afternoon into tonight. Accumulations should be light with most locations picking up a coating to perhaps an inch or two.

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Lake effect snow showers will develop in the wake of the clipper across the primary snow belt east of Cleveland tonight, and persist through most of Wednesday. Several inches of new snow could fall across these areas.

High pressure will slide across the area Wednesday night, and be east of the area on Thursday. A milder southwesterly flow will develop on the back side of the high, and this will help to boost our temperatures above freezing on Thursday.

A storm system will approach from the west later Thursday bringing with it an increase in clouds and a chance of rain by Thursday night.

Here is the forecast: For today, it will be cloudy with a chance of snow showers, especially this afternoon. Highs will be in the low 30s. Winds SW 10-15 mph.

Tonight, breezy with snow showers likely. Lows around 20. Winds W 10-20 mph with higher gusts.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers, especially across the primary snow belt east of Cleveland. Highs will be in the upper 20s. Winds W 10-20 mph with higher gusts.

Wednesday night will be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain late in the day. Highs will reach the low to mid 40s.

Looking ahead: A strong cold front will press southward toward the area Friday, stalling across northern Ohio on Saturday as waves of low pressure move northeast along it. Rain is likely Friday through Saturday with highs both days in the mid to upper 40s and lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.

A stronger system will lift out of the southern Plains and into the Ohio Valley on Sunday. This system could bring a round of heavy rain for the second half of the weekend. Highs on Sunday will range from the mid 40s to the low 50s.

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