A strong cold front will move east across northeastern Ohio this morning. Temperatures will drop quickly behind the front and rain showers will change over to snow showers. Scattered snow showers are then expected to persist through this afternoon as wrap around moisture spreads back across the area behind the cold front. Winds today could gust in excess of 45 mph at times.
It will be breezy and cold tonight with scattered snow showers possible, especially across the primary snow belt east of Cleveland. Some accumulation is possible.
Wednesday will be breezy and chilly with scattered snow showers continuing, mainly across the snow belt areas. Outside of the snow belt, the snow showers will likely taper off with some sunshine expected.
High pressure will briefly build across the area Wednesday night bringing an end to the lake effect snow. Partly cloudy skies can be expected on Thursday as the high moves across the area.
By Thursday night, a potent storm over the center of the nation will begin moving our way. The system will gradually weaken as it approaches, however some precipitation will likely overspread the area late Thursday night and continue through the day on Friday. At this time, this looks to be mainly a snow event, but amounts will probably be light. It is possible that enough warm air will be drawn into the system to change the snow to mixed precipitation or rain during the day on Friday.