A weak area of high pressure will briefly build across northern Ohio this morning. A clipper system will dive southeastward through the upper Mid West and into the lower Great Lakes by this afternoon. Clouds associated with the clipper will reach the area late in the day, with precipitation to follow for tonight.
Precipitation will likely begin as rain or a rain/snow mix this evening, then change to snow showers overnight. Snow showers will continue through the day on Wednesday as the clipper and its associated cold front move across the area. Any snow accumulations are expected to be light.
Another weak disturbance will cross the region on Thursday with a chance of snow showers continuing.
Here is the forecast: For today, partly cloudy with highs around 40. Winds SW 5-10 mph.
Tonight, becoming cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers this evening, then a chance of snow showers overnight. Lows will be in the mid to upper 20s. Winds SW 10-15 mph.
Wednesday, mostly cloudy with snow showers likely. Highs will reach the low 30s. Winds SW 10-20 mph.
Wednesday night, mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows in the mid to upper teens.
Thursday, mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Highs on Thursday will be around 30.
Looking ahead: Another cold front will cross the area on Friday accompanied by scattered snow showers. Highs on Friday will be around 30.
Lake effect snow showers will persist through Saturday as a shot of chilly arctic air spreads across the region. Highs on Saturday will be in the low to mid 20s.
Lingering snow showers are possible in the northeast on Sunday with highs climbing back to around 30 degrees.