We're all waking up to quite a mess this morning across all of northern Ohio. Snow continued to fall heavy at times last night as expected--the winds have picked up--and blowing and drifting snow continues to be a big problem this morning. As we move forward we have two big stories this morning include the bitterly cold temps and lake effect snow chances today.
BITTER COLD: Temps will continue to drop throughout our Sunday--starting near 20 early this morning and dropping through the 10s throughout the day. Combined with our gusty winds, we have wind chills below zero and that will continue through Monday. As a result, a Wind Chill Advisory is in effect. Tonight temps will drop to near 0 with high temps in the low 10s Monday.
LAKE EFFECT SNOW: The snow associated with our winter storm is coming to an end this morning from west to east. As the system departs, our winds will continue to howl out of the north and will quickly develop some lake effect snow as the cold air travels across the relatively warmer waters of the Great Lakes. We're expecting a band of snow to develop on the west side of Cleveland and it will likely shift east into Cleveland and then eventually to the primary snowbelt east of Cleveland. This band of snow will likely be well organized and may reach all the way south into Medina then Akron and Canton later today. We'll likely also see multiple bands of snow later today--any of which will be capable of putting down a quick half inch to inch of snow. Where the bands set up shop, we could see several additional inches of accumulation.
We'll begin to lose our lake snow chances on Monday as high pressure builds in but it will be FRIGID. Highs near 10 with wind chills at or below 0. Our next system moves in Tuesday with a late day chance of freezing rain transitioning to rain showers Wednesday before colder air moves back in turning our rain to snow by late Wednesday into Thursday.
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TODAY | Lake effect snow developing. Otherwise becoming partly cloudy, windy, and bitterly cold. | Falling through the 10s
MONDAY | Lake snow continues, but tapers off during the day. FRIGID! Clearing late day. | Low 10s
TUESDAY | Becoming mostly cloudy. Chance for freezing rain late day and evening.| Frigid start near 0 for many, mid 20s for afternoon
WEDNESDAY | Rain/snow likely. | Upper 30s
THURSDAY | Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow showers. | Low 30s
FRIDAY | Mostly cloudy with snow showers and turning colder. | Mid 10s
SATURDAY | Lake effect snow showers and much colder. | Near 10
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