Winter weather is returning with a vengeance this week. In fact, parts of Northeast Ohio could get several inches of snow from Monday evening through Wednesday morning.
A Winter Storm Watch will be in effect for Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties from 4 p.m. Monday until 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Bone-chilling arctic air will arrive Monday and temperatures will drop from around 40 degrees early Monday into the 20s by Monday night. Light rain will mix with snow by mid-to-late morning Monday.
Rain/snow mix should switch to all snow by Monday evening with widespread totals of 2 to 5 inches likely. Higher amounts will be seen north, closer to the lake shore.
The low pressure will slide east toward the Atlantic Coast and drag in the coldest air of the season Monday night into Tuesday. Favorable northwest winds will allow several bands of heavy lake effect snow to develop Monday night through Wednesday morning across our area (especially the Winter Storm Watch counties.)
Where these snow squalls persist, 6 to 10 inches of snow can be expected between Monday night and noon on Wednesday with a few spots reading 12 inches or more.
Bitterly cold temperatures will stick around through much of the week. Temperatures will likely stay below freezing from Monday night through Thursday morning.
Temperatures will dip into the teens Tuesday night and we'll be flirting with record lows.
Hazardous travel can be expected due to the rain/snow mix Monday evening. Heavy snow squalls will cause low visibility and slippery roads Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning. Drive with care and stay connected with News 5 for the latest!
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