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Turning cooler with rain showers changing to snow showers today

Daily weather summary graphics created by your Youngstown Weather Examiner
Daily weather summary graphics created by your Youngstown Weather Examiner
Jason Warren

A cold front will move southward across the state today. Scattered rain showers are likely this morning. A few spots could see a little freezing rain or sleet as well. As the front moves to the south of the area this afternoon, cooler air will filter across the region and allow the rain showers to change over to snow showers. The snow showers will linger into this evening before tapering off. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.

Forecast Map: March 8, 2014
Forecast Map: March 8, 2014
Jason Warren

High pressure will build across the region Sunday and Sunday night resulting in fair weather.

A clipper-type system will pass to the north of the area on Monday. Clouds will increase across the north and east and a few locations could see a sprinkle. Otherwise, it will be a breezy and mild day with temperatures climbing to around 50 degrees.

Here is the forecast: For today, mostly cloudy with rain showers likely this morning, changing to snow showers this afternoon. Some sleet or freezing rain could mix with the showers. Highs today will be around 40 degrees this morning, then temperatures will fall slowly this afternoon. Winds NW 5-10 mph.

Tonight, mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers this evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Lows will be around 20 with winds NW 5-10 mph.

Sunday, mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 30s. Winds NW/W 5-10 mph.

Sunday night, partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s.

Monday, partly cloudy and breezy with highs around 50.

Extended Analysis: A cold front will approach from the northwest on Tuesday bringing and increase in cloud cover along with the threat of a few rain or snow showers during the afternoon. The front will settle to our south Tuesday night. Low pressure is forecast to develop along the front and track east through the Ohio Valley.

Models differ significantly on the intensity and track of this system. However, over the past 24 hours, models seem to have shifted southward with the system, which may lessen its impacts on our weather.

For now, it looks like rain and snow will increase across our area Tuesday evening, changing to all snow Tuesday night. The snow will likely continue through the day on Wednesday. Again, the amount of precipitation we see will be dependent on the eventual storm track.

Scattered snow showers will persist on Thursday as high pressure builds toward the region from the west.

Here is the extended forecast: Monday night, partly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s.

Tuesday, increasing clouds with a chance of rain showers late in the day. Highs will reach the mid to upper 40s.

Tuesday night, cloudy with rain and snow developing, changing to all snow after midnight. Lows will fall to the upper 20s.

Wednesday, snow likely. Highs will be in the low 30s.

Wednesday night, a chance of snow. Lows will be in the teens.

Thursday, a chance of snow showers with highs in the mid to upper 20s.

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