FORECAST: SO CLOSE to a Major Ice Storm!

Posted at 5:54 AM, Feb 21, 2023

CLEVELAND — A major snow and ice storm will slide thru the Northern Great Lakes tonight into Thursday. Luckily, we should stay on the warm side of the storm Wednesday missing the major ice accumulation to our north by a few dozen miles. Whew. That said, there is a small window for some freezing rain Wednesday morning across parts of Northern Ohio.

Clouds will begin to make a comeback during the overnight, along with precipitation chances, as a warm front begins to slowly move in from the south. Temperatures by 7am are critical...they will be a degree or 2 either side of freezing. Rain showers will slide in from the south and west as we move thru the morning rush hours on Wednesday. A few of the colder spots could see some minor ice accumulation on untreated surfaces thru late morning. By lunch time, we should warm up enough to keep any precipitation all rain. Steady rain will continue thru mid to late afternoon. Watch for ponding on roads and hydroplaning while driving!

Temperatures by 7pm will be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. But, we aren't done warming up! As the warm front pulls north over Lake Erie, we could see temperatures jump into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees by 11pm!

It will be warm and windy on Thursday with a sun/cloud mix. Record high temperatures will threatened again
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What To Expect:

  • Cloudy tonight
  • Wintry mix Wednesday AM
  • More rain Wed/Thursday
  • Much warmer Thursday
  • Much colder Friday

Daily Breakdown:

Tuesday Night: Cloudy. Predawn Mix | Low: 29º

Wednesday: Icy mix during the morning. Steady rain likely late PM. | High: 48º

Thursday: Cloud/sun mix. Isolated rain. Very warm again! Near-record highs. | High: 68º

Friday: Temps fall. Few snow showers. Windy.| High: 28º

Saturday: Rain showers possible. Not as cold.| High: 42º

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