Buckle up! We're in store some noticeable weather this afternoon into the evening as a potent cold front brings rain, gusty winds, and much colder air which will eventually change our rain over to a rain and snow mix by late evening!
Expecting a rather organized line of showers and perhaps a few rumbles of thunder to move across the lake from northwest to southeast this evening bringing sharply colder temps, gusty winds, and a changeover from rain to rain/snow.
As cold air continues to spill across the lake, we'll begin the lake effect rain which will change over to snow for many locations east of Cleveland.
Keep in mind, this won't be crazy snow. The snowflakes may accumulate in the higher terrain areas east of Cleveland, but it won't last terribly long. Elevated surfaces (decks, porches, steps, mulch) will hold the most accumulation for the longest time. Lakeshore areas (and those within a few miles of the Lake) will stay with rain. You're going to have to be inland and at higher elevation to have the snow.
The other 80 percent of Northeast Ohio will have ZERO chance of snow accumulation, but a lot of us will stand a chance to at least *see* snow. Not pretty snowflakes, oh no ... gross mixed kind of stuff.
Take it all in while you can because in true Northeast Ohio fashion it'll be change for next week, which is looking quite seasonable with lots of sunshine and highs back into the 50s.
TONIGHT | Turning windy and much colder. Periods of rain mixing with or changing over to snow, mainly in the snowbelt. Otherwise cloudy. Some accumulation possible in the higher terrain. | Mid 30s
SUNDAY | Early lake effect showers east (some snow mix then rain). Clearing for afternoon. Cool. | Mid 40s
MONDAY | Mostly sunny and warmer. | Mid 50s
TUESDAY | Sun with more clouds. Breezy with a shower chance. | Mid 50s
WEDNESDAY | Partly cloudy and cooler. | Around 50
THURSDAY | Partly cloudy and cooler. | Around 50
FRIDAY | Continued partly cloudy but warmer. | Upper 50s
SATURDAY | Mostly cloudy with rain possible. | Upper 50s
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