Low pressure over the Plains states this morning will move eastward into the lower Great Lakes and Ohio Valley by this evening. Ahead of this system across northeastern Ohio, skies will be partly sunny. Temperatures will rise to a high in the low 30s this afternoon.
Clouds will increase late in the day as the system from the west approaches.
Clouds will thicken up this evening, and a wintry mix of precipitation will break out. The precipitation may begin as a period of snow, but it should quickly change over to sleet and freezing rain. Temperatures will fall to the 20s early, then begin to rise overnight. We could see several hours of freezing rain prior to a change over to all rain Monday morning. The exact timing of this change over is uncertain.
By mid day Monday, all precipitation should be rain across the area as milder air streams northeastward across the state. Highs Monday afternoon will reach the mid 40s.
Rain showers will continue across the region Monday night and Tuesday as very mild air continues to be transported into the area. Lows Monday night will only fall to around 40 degrees, then rise to the mid to upper 50s on Tuesday.
A strong arctic cold front will approach from the west Tuesday night. It will still be mild across the area with temperatures falling to the mid 40s early, then rising back into the 50s overnight ahead of the cold front.
Rain showers will continue across the region Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Late Wednesday morning the cold front will cross the area accompanied by gutsy winds, heavy rain and possibly a few thunderstorms. Temperatures will rise to the mid to upper 50s just ahead of the front, then fall sharply behind the front Wednesday afternoon.
Very cold temperatures will overspread the region Wednesday night and remain with us through the end of the week along with a daily threat of snow showers.