FORECAST: Slightly warmer heading into Thanksgiving

Posted at 6:08 AM, Nov 22, 2021

CLEVELAND — Making travel plans this week? I think Mother Nature will cooperate but you'll have to do a little planning.

We're cold and breezy today with temps stuck in the mid-30s all day. Wind chills in the 20s! As far as lake effect is concerned, plan for it east. That's the best shot for minor accumulations this afternoon and tonight. Plan on a couple slick spots in the primary snow belt.

That should shut down early Tuesday but the cold doesn't fade... We're stuck in the 30s again Tuesday. Thankfully wind will be MUCH calmer.

We warm it up Wednesday with highs near 50 and some sun. It doesn't last though. Wednesday is the "Pick Day" of the week. Especially for travel. We're soaked Thursday for Thanksgiving.

Plan on gusty wind and scattered rain showers. It's all followed by much colder air. Again. We're in the 30s heading into the big shopping weekend. May even work some Lake Effect snow in.

Have a great holiday week and travel safely!


  • Lake effect fading overnight into Tuesday
  • Cold again Tuesday but with less wind
  • Warmer Wednesday
  • Rain for Thanksgiving)
  • Colder again Friday with a Lake Effect mix


Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Cold. A few flakes east. | Low: 28º

Tuesday: Lake effect ending early. Chilly. | High: 37º

Wednesday: Warmer & drier for a big travel day. | High: 50º

Thursday: Rain likely. | High: 46º

Friday: Morning snow showers. | High: 34º

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