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Temperatures to remain well below average through the week

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A trough of low pressure will shift eastward across the region today. A cold west to northwest flow across the area will produce scattered snow showers today. An area of open water has formed on Lake Erie, and this will help to contribute some moisture across the snow belt areas today, enhancing the snow showers.

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Tonight and Tuesday, a weak disturbance will move through the trough and produce widespread light snow across the area, however, some lake enhancement will be possible across the snow belt. Snow accumulations today through Tuesday will be light with a dusting to an inch expected at most locations with 1 to 3 inches possible across the snow belt.

Arctic high pressure will settle across the region through mid week with temperatures averaging well below normal. Scattered snow showers will continue on Wednesday, especially across the snow belt.

Here is the forecast: For today, mostly cloudy with snow showers likely. Highs will be in the low 20s. Winds W 10-20 mph with higher gusts.

Tonight, mostly cloudy with snow showers likely, especially after midnight. Lows will be around 10. Winds W 10-15 mph.

Tuesday, mostly cloudy with snow showers likely. Highs will reach the mid 20s. Winds W 10-15 mph.

Tuesday night and Wednesday, mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows Tuesday night will be around 5 degrees with highs Wednesday around 15.

Looking ahead: Another weak system will bring the threat of snow showers to the area Thursday. Highs will be in the low 20s.

High pressure will build across the Great Lakes on Friday bringing us a period of dry weather. Highs will climb to the mid 20s Friday afternoon.

Low pressure is forecast to quickly track into the Ohio Valley on Saturday. Clouds will increase as the system approaches and snow is possible by afternoon. Highs on Saturday will be around 20 degrees.

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