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FORECAST: Cold tonight with a wintry mix of rain and snow

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Posted at 6:03 AM, Nov 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-02 22:17:26-04

CLEVELAND — The coldest air of the season (so far) arrives tonight and lingers into Thursday.

Partly cloudy skies will settle in to the area overnight. A cold northwest flow will stir up more lake effect rain and snow showers. Everyone has at least a shot at brief rain/snow mix. Accumulating snow will be limited to areas east of Cleveland, in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties, where some spots could see 1 to 3 inches of snow in persistent snow bands overnight. Elsewhere, where skies clear out, low temperatures will fall into the upper 20s and lower 30s by sunrise.

This same scenario will play out again Wednesday and Wednesday night into Thursday morning as northwest winds continue to pump in very chilly air across Northern Ohio. Highs during the day will struggle into the 40s. With overnight lows in the upper 20s thru the middle 30s.

Plan on near 50 Friday and middle 50s this weekend. Should be a really nice weekend after a really chilly work week.

FORECAST HEADLINE

  • Colder air settling in the rest of the work week
  • Scattered rain/snow mix tonight
  • 1-3" of Lake effect snow east of Cleveland tonight
  • More Lake effect rain & snow through Thursday.
  • Frosts and freezes likely tonight thru Saturday morning
  • Milder temps this weekend (50s)

DETAILED FORECAST

Tuesday Night: Scattered rain mixing with snow. 1-3" of lake effect snow east of Cleveland. Inland spots dealing with freezing temps tonight. | Low: 34º

Wednesday: Few lake effect rain showers. Wet snow mixing in at times. Chilly. | High: 45º

Thursday: Partly sunny with isolated lake effect mix possible. | High: 47º

Friday: Drying out, still cool. | High: 51º

Saturday: Partly cloudy. | High: 55º

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Seasonal. | High: 58º

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