Lake effect snow showers and squalls have become well organized from Lorain and Cuyahoga counties, east across the primary snow belt this morning. A single band of intense snow will slowly settle southward into the secondary snow belt from Medina counties east to Trumbull county through the morning hours. Additional snow accumulations will generally be 1 to 3 inches in these areas, but locally higher amounts are possible where squalls persist.
Lake effect snow showers will continue into the afternoon across much of northeastern Ohio. The heaviest squalls will be across the snow belt. Winds will remain gusty today as well with considerable blowing and drifting of the snow. Highs today will reach the low to mid 20s.
The snow showers will gradually wind down tonight as high pressure builds across the region and the atmosphere dries out. Lows tonight will dip into the low to mid teens.
Thursday will be partly sunny with highs in the mid 20s.
Thursday night, a system over the Mississippi Valley will move our way, spreading clouds across the region. Precipitation in the form of snow, sleet, or freezing rain, will arrive late Thursday night. Low temperatures will be around 20 degrees.
On Friday, a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain is likely during the morning, but the precipitation will likely change to all rain as milder air spreads across the area. Highs will reach the mid to upper 30s.