Next round of snow coming Friday, Saturday for Northeast Ohio: 1-4 inches possible

December 14, 2017 GMT

Next round of snow coming Friday, Saturday for Northeast Ohio: 1-4 inches possible

CLEVELAND, Ohio – While scattered, light flurries continue across Northeast Ohio today, the heavier, accumulating snow is expected to finally take a break. At least until Friday.

Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon, yet another Alberta clipper will be sweeping north over the Great Lakes, sparking up chances of widespread snow. So far, snowfall accumulations are expected to stay relatively light, not yet warranting any winter weather watches from the National Weather Service. Cleveland could be looking at a total of 1 to 2 inches of additional snow through Saturday afternoon, while the typical lake-effect belt could see up to another 4 inches. Snow will taper off west to east on Saturday.

The snow will slow down for all by Saturday night, but wintry mix showers could return for Sunday as temperatures creep above freezing, which could melt away some fluffy white accumulation.

Check out the forecast:


Precipitation chances


The How

Friday, some light snow and heavy clouds will spark up from a passing Alberta clipper, an area of low pressure that notably moves quickly southeast from over Canada. Because of that quick movement, snowfall accumulations are usually lighter compared to its counterpart, the nor’easter. Saturday morning, with westerly winds, the clipper snow will be lake-enhanced, increasing accumulation possibilities over the lake-effect belt.

Sunday, the wintry mix showers will result from another incoming low-pressure area in combination with temperatures above freezing.

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Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com’s meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @KellyRWeather.