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FORECAST: Arctic air arrives tonight with some snow

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Posted at 5:15 AM, Dec 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-06 23:32:34-05

CLEVELAND — A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 7am for Ashtabula County. Expect 3-5 inches of snow where snow bands persist. Slippery roads and blowing snow could hinder travel for the Tuesday morning commute.

A Gale Warning has also been issued for Lake Erie from through Monday night. West gales 25 to 40 knots with gusts up to 50 knots and waves 9 to 14 feet are expected. Strong winds will cause hazardous waves which could capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

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Winds will slowly subside overnight as our wind advisories expire. Cold arctic air spills in to the area tonight with lows between 20 and 25 degrees. With gusty west winds all night, expect wind chills to drop back into the teens for the morning bus stop pick-ups.

Favorable conditions for lake effect snow are in place tonight. Brief moderate to heavy bands of snow will set up across Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula Counties with a few spots picking up 3 to 5 inches of snow by mid morning Tuesday, especially in Ashtabula County. Plan on a few slick spots where the heavy snow bands set up early Tuesday. Winds shift around to the southwest Tuesday helping push any lingering light snow back north and east. Tuesday stays mostly cloudy with highs near 30 degrees.

The cold is hanging around through midweek, though, with maybe even another shot at light snow on Wednesday. Only minor accumulations expected.

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FORECAST HEADLINES

  • Cloudy, Gusty & Much Colder tonight
  • Lake snows east
  • Coldest temps since last winter
  • Highs 25 to 30 degrees Tuesday
  • Light snow possible on Wednesday
  • Staying cold through midweek
  • Mild 60s by Saturday

DETAILED FORECAST

Monday Night: Windy and cold. Few flurries area-wide. Lake effect snow east with 3 -5 inches possible where snow bands persist. | Low: 25º

Tuesday: Cold & cloudy with lake effect snow east. | High: 29º

Wednesday: Few light snow showers, still cold. | High: 34º

Thursday: Isolated PM rain or wet snow. | High: 39º

Friday: Scattered rain showers. | High: 54º

Saturday: Rain likely. Breezy.| High: 65º

Sunday: Scattered light rain or wet snow. | High: 41º

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