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Friday could be last day to rake leaves before snow blankets ground for many Saturday: Northeast Ohio weekend weather forecast

December 8, 2017

Friday could be last day to rake leaves before snow blankets ground for many Saturday: Northeast Ohio weekend weather forecast

CLEVELAND, Ohio – For those left out of Thursday’s lake-effect snow, Friday could be the last day to get those fallen leaves bagged up before snow blankets the ground.

Tonight, temperatures in the low 30s will drop to the mid 20s through midnight.

Through Saturday and Sunday, temperatures will range from the upper 20s to low 30s, with strong winds creating wind chills nearly 10 degrees cooler.

But the real story is snow.

Saturday, all of northern Ohio is looking at a chance of snow. Those closer to Cleveland could see snow as early as Saturday afternoon, while the lake-effect belt won’t see any flurries start until closer to the evening. Snow will taper off late Saturday night for the Cleveland area, with at most a few flurries Sunday.

In the lake-effect belt, however, light snow could continue through the day Sunday, bringing weekend accumulations higher in those locations.

Weekend snow totals are forecast on the lighter side, around 2 inches for most areas, with up to 3 and 4 inches possible for the east side through Sunday.

Check out the forecast:

Temperatures

Precipitation chances

Winds

The How

High pressure will bring a break in the snow and clouds across Northeast Ohio. By Friday night, however, that high pressure will track east, allowing the next area of low pressure to swing through Saturday. The low will weaken and continue northeast through Sunday, decreasing the intensity and coverage of possible snow showers.

Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don’t forget to submit any weather questions you may have!

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