Still chilly, still snowy in Northeast Ohio: Weather forecast

March 19, 2018 GMT

Still chilly, still snowy in Northeast Ohio: Weather forecast

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Northeast Ohioans aren’t done with the snow yet this season, with scattered chances on Tuesday and Wednesday. But don’t break out the snow shovels yet, and keep looking forward to the sun expected Friday.

High pressure will keep skies mostly sunny the rest of today, allowing a slight warm-up to just around 40 degrees later in the afternoon. With breezy winds in the afternoon, expect it to feel quite a bit cooler.

The rest of the week, highs are in the mid to upper 30s, with lows dipping to the upper 20s, although breezy winds through Thursday will make it feel much colder.

The snow action begins Tuesday with a strong low-pressure system to the south, pushing due east. Areas farther south in Northeast Ohio, like Akron, could see a wintry mix move in as early as the afternoon, while closer to Cleveland the scattered showers might not kick off until closer to the early evening. As temperatures cool toward freezing in the evening and overnight, the showers will make the switch to snow, and could last into Wednesday morning. Right now, I’d say a widespread 1 to 3 inches is possible across all of Northeast Ohio, with most areas seeing less than 2 inches, especially in Cleveland. This forecast will be updated Tuesday with refined snow amounts.

Chances of accumulating at least 1 inch of snow by 7 a.m. Wednesday

Chances of accumulating at least 2 inches of snow by 7 a.m. Wednesday

The snow will be completely finished by Thursday as high pressure builds from the northwest. The day will start mostly cloudy, but as the high moves in, sunny skies will slowly build, leaving ample sun for Friday.

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.