FORECAST: WINTER STORM WATCH: Major winter storm heading our way midweek

Posted at 6:13 AM, Jan 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-31 21:25:06-05

CLEVELAND — WINTER STORM WATCH for all of Northern Ohio Wednesday afternoon thru early Friday morning.

Skies will be partly cloudy overnight with lows near 20 degrees. We'll see a brief warm-up tomorrow with temps closer to 40º. Maybe mid-40s south of Cleveland. Enjoy it because the big story this week isn't the thaw... it's our next major winter storm.

Our next winter storm will bring significant impacts from Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning. Rain, ice and snow are all on the table. Everyone gets rain Wednesday with temps still above 32º. Likely upper 30s with a quick drop late in the day. That means rain changes to ice then snow. When that happens precipitation type depends entirely on where you live. It'll happen sooner NW and later SE. In fact, some spots may hang out around 32º for hours on Thursday meaning significant ice accumulations likely.

Stay tuned for more specific details on totals, precip type, & amounts as we go through the week!


  • Cold lows near 20 tonight
  • Partly cloudy overnight
  • Even milder Tuesday with 40s likely
  • Rain changing to ice & snow Wednesday
  • Heavy snow likely Thursday
  • Significant impacts likely Thu/Fri


Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Cold. | Low: 21º

Tuesday: Breezy w/ filtered sunshine followed by rain arriving overnight into Wed. | High: 42º

Wednesday: Rain likely changin to snow by late afternoon. Falling temps. | High: 38º

Thursday: MAJOR WINTER STORM: Heavy snow possible all day. Some sleet mixing in at times. | High: 26º

Friday: Light snow and flurries.| High: 19º

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