No break in snow for Northeast Ohio this weekend: Weather forecast

February 7, 2018 GMT

No break in snow for Northeast Ohio this weekend: Weather forecast

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The days on end of snow in Northeast Ohio aren’t over yet this weekend, as waves of fronts and low-pressure centers will return snow chances Friday through Sunday.

The first wave of snow will start overnight Thursday as a warm front moves in. Scattered snow is likely to fall during the morning commute Friday, but at that point only up to an inch should be on the ground. So, it’s nothing Clevelanders can’t handle.

Snow chances last into the afternoon as an area of low pressure tracks through the area, and continually decrease to slight through Friday night into dawn Saturday. From that round of storms, another 1 to 4 inches of snow is possible in Northeast Ohio by Saturday morning, with the higher amounts more likely to the north as low-level dry air sneaks in from the south. Models are in slight disagreement with exact timings, amounts and locations, so keep looking out for my daily updates on this forecast.

The snow, and some wintry mix showers, will return Saturday afternoon as the next low pushes through the Ohio Valley. With warmer air, the precipitation could start as rain before switching to a wintry mix and eventually snow. Confidence is very low right now for accumulation estimates from Saturday to Sunday morning, but it’s not looking like much, likely less than 1 or 2 inches. But I’ll have a more concrete number by Friday’s weekend update.

Scattered snow will remain the rest of Sunday as Saturday’s low slowly creeps through the area, but it’s much too far out for any type of accurate snowfall estimate, so stay tuned.

Check out the forecast:


Precipitation chances


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