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Snow showers likely today, significant snow storm possible this weekend

A cold front will move across northeastern Ohio this morning. Snow showers and a few squalls will increase across the area as the front moves through. It will also become quite breezy. Once the front passes, winds will shift to the northwest and snow showers will transition to more of a lake effect set up through the afternoon and into the evening. Snow accumulations today will generally be an inch or less, with higher amounts of 1 to 3 inches expected across the snow belt east of Akron and Cleveland.

Daily weather summary graphics created by your Youngstown Weather Examiner
Daily weather summary graphics created by your Youngstown Weather Examiner
Jason Warren
Forecast Map: February 27, 2014
Forecast Map: February 27, 2014
Jason Warren

Snow showers will end this evening and skies will clear. Excellent radiational cooling conditions will result in very cold overnight lows with most locations dropping below zero.

High pressure will build across northern Ohio on Friday, bringing us some sunshine and dry conditions.

A cold front will drop southeast across the area Friday night and Saturday. A weak area of low pressure will move east along the front as it crosses the state. Snow will break out Friday night and continue through Saturday. Accumulations are expected to be light. A push of milder air ahead of the cold front will allow highs on Saturday to approach the freezing mark across the area.

Here is the forecast: For today, snow showers likely along with areas of blowing snow. Highs will reach the mid to upper teens. Winds W 15-25 mph with higher gusts. Wind chills -10 to -15.

Tonight, snow showers possible this evening, the clearing overnight. Lows will be 0 to -7. Winds NW 5-10 mph with wind chills -10 to -20.

Friday, mostly sunny with highs near 20. Winds S 5 mph.

Friday night, becoming cloudy with a chance of snow after midnight. Lows will be in the mid teens.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs will reach the low 30s.

Looking ahead: The first wave of snow will move to our east Saturday evening as the cold front settles to our south and stalls near the Ohio River. Snow will spread back across the area later Saturday night and continue through Sunday as milder air streams northward and overrides the stalled front. Lows Saturday night will be in the mid teens with highs on Sunday in the low to mid 20s.

Low pressure will consolidate and intensify across the southern Plains Sunday, and track northeast into the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys Sunday night and Monday. Snow will increase in intensity Sunday night and continue through Monday. Lows Sunday night will be in the mid teens with highs on Monday around 25.

Arctic high pressure will settle south across the region on Tuesday with scattered snow showers gradually diminishing. Highs on Tuesday will be around 20 degrees.

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