Showers and thunderstorms will continue to move across the area this morning as a strong cold front sweeps across the state. A few of the storms could produce strong winds and very heavy rainfall. Temperatures will rise to the 60s this morning, then fall this afternoon behind the front.
Scattered showers will change to snow showers tonight as colder air continues to pour across the region. Some minor accumulations are possible. Late tonight, lake effect snow bands will begin to organize across the primary snow belt east of Cleveland. Lows will dip to the mid 20s.
Thursday will be breezy and colder with snow showers likely across the entire area. Some minor accumulations are possible. Across the primary snow belt, heavy snow showers and squalls will be possible with significant accumulation in some areas. Winds will be mainly out of the west through the day on Thursday which would favor the lake shore areas from Cleveland to Ashtabula for the heaviest snowfall. Temperatures will hold steady in the mid 20s.
A trough of low pressure will drop southeastward across the region Thursday evening. This trough will bring a reinforcing shot of colder air and also turn our winds to the northwest. Snow showers will once again be possible across the entire area with minor accumulations expected. The heavier lake snows will drop southward and reorganize on the northwest flow. The heavier snow will then target the primary snow belt from Cuyahoga county east across Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, as well as the secondary snow belt from Lorain and Medina counties, east to Trumbull county. In these areas, significant accumulations will be possible. Low temperatures will fall to the teens.
Lake effect snow showers will continue through the day on Friday with additional accumulation likely. Highs on Friday will only make it to around 20 degrees.