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More lake-effect snow, frigid temperatures on tap for Northeast Ohio this week: Weather forecast

December 25, 2017 GMT

More lake-effect snow, frigid temperatures on tap for Northeast Ohio this week: Weather forecast

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The snowy start to Christmas week in Northeast Ohio could extend into Friday with more chilly days ahead.

On-and-off periods of lake-effect snow through Wednesday could dump up to a foot on the typical east-side belt, with accumulations much lighter closer to Cleveland, a mere 1 to 2 inches total during that three-day timeframe. That’s due to the extended period of westerly winds pushing the lake-enhanced snow showers to the east -- if winds were from the northwest, we’d be looking at a much more widespread event.

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While some flurries are possible Thursday throughout Northeast Ohio, the next round of snow won’t hit until late that night, possibly sticking another inch of snow on the ground for the east-side belt again. Cleveland will likely see less than an inch by Friday morning.

Chances of fluffy white flakes extend into the day Friday and Friday night, but it’s a little too far out for an accurate snowfall estimate. Right now, I’d say a rough 1 to 3 inches are possible in the region but we’ll have to get through a few more days before I can say anything concrete since confidence right now is so low.

Temperature wise, things are pretty clear.

Monday and Friday highs are in the low 20s, but midweek, won’t make it out of the teens with lows hitting the single digits.

Check out the forecast:

Temperatures

Precipitation chances

Winds

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.