CLEVELAND — It's almost here.

We've been tracking an incoming winter blitz, which arrives just in time to start the weekend.

The day on Friday looks quiet with sun mixing with clouds. Clouds will eventually win out later in the day. Moisture will overspread the area Friday night, and we'll have temps at or below freezing. The result will likely be snow Friday night that changes to a sleet/freezing rain mix by late Saturday morning and then over to rain as we warm throughout the day. We may have some icy travel around the region Saturday morning. 

The rain will then change back over to some snow Saturday night as colder air wraps in behind the storm system. Sunday will feature snow showers that transition to lake effect snow as MUCH colder air moves in. Highs will struggle to get out of the 20s.

Colder air will be with us to start the work week with temps struggling to get into the upper 20s and lows in the 10s. Lake effect snow will likely continue Monday before winding down Tuesday.  

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►EXTENDED FORECAST | 7-day outlook

TODAY: Leftover morning flurries, otherwise a mix of sun and clouds before clouds take over late Friday. Low 30s.

SATURDAY: Wintry mix changing to rain. Rain changes to snow at night. Mid 40s then falling

SUNDAY: Lake effect snow. Otherwise mostly cloudy, windy, and cold. Upper 20s.

MONDAY: Leftover lake snows, otherwise mostly sunny and cold. Mid 20s.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy with flurries possible. Mid 20s.

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy and seasonably cold.  Mid 30s.

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy and a bit warmer. Near 40.

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