Most of northeastern Ohio will experience a lull in the winter weather today as the area currently resides between a departing clipper to our east, and an approaching clipper to our west. There is quite a bit of low level moisture hanging around and this will allow clouds to remain in place today along with a little light snow or flurries.
Later this afternoon, mid and high level cloudiness will increase as the clipper to our west approaches. Snow will begin to break out by sunset across the area. High temperatures this afternoon will make it all the way up to near 30 degrees.
Snow is likely through this evening. There could be a period of moderate to heavy snow across the area, but it won’t last too long. The snow should begin to taper off by late evening with just some scattered snow showers or flurries expected after midnight. Snow accumulations this evening will range from 1 to 3 inches across the area. Lows tonight will dip to around 20 degrees.
Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and I can not rule out a few snow showers or flurries. High pressure will briefly build across the region Wednesday night giving much of the area a period of dry weather. Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid to upper 20s with lows Wednesday night in the teens.
Another system will move across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley on Thursday. This system will be much more complicated as temperatures will warm just enough to make the precipitation type questionable. At this time, it looks like there will be a chance of rain or snow showers with possibly a little freezing rain in some areas on Thursday with highs reaching the mid to upper 30s.
Rain and snow showers are possible Thursday evening, then precipitation will change over to all snow as slightly colder air arrives. There could some patchy freezing rain during the change over. Lows will fall to the mid to upper 20s.
Snow is possible through Friday morning, then the activity will taper off. Highs on Friday will reach the mid 30s.