Cleveland, Ohio

Forecasting for the shores of the Great Lakes can by fraught with difficulty. Let’s see if Cleveland will greet us with such hardships!

At 1053pm EST, the temperature at Cleveland, OH was 35 degrees under overcast skies. There’s a Lake Effect Snow Watch in effect for the area from 7pm Thursday until 10am Saturday. Winter is taking its first icy grip over much of the Northern US these days as a trough swings its way through the Western Great Lakes. Winds will be turning out of the WNW over the next 12-18 hours, which will start to turn on the lake effect snow machine, with Winter Storm Warnings in effect for the western shores of Lower Michigan and Lake Effect Snow Warnings for Upper Michigan and portions of PA/NY that are susceptible to such events. Storm totals in these parts could wind up above 2 feet by the time Sunday rolls around, but luckily, the worst will pass to the northeast of Cleveland. Some light snow is possible tomorrow, with an uptick in activity for Friday, but amounts in the next 48 hours look to be in the 1-3″ range.

Thursday: Cloudy, better chance of afternoon/evening snow showers. High 33, Low 27.
Friday: Snow showers, may be moderate at times. High 33, Low 25.

TWC: Thursday: Cloudy and windy, scattered snow showers. High 30, Low 29.
Friday: Morning snow showers. High 34, Low 29.

AW: Thursday: Colder with snow at times. High 32, Low 27.
Friday: Snow squalls, 1-3″. High 35, Low 27.

NWS: Thursday: Chance of snow showers and breezy. High 31, Low 28.
Friday: Snow showers. High 32, Low 27.

WB: Thursday: 50% chance of snow showers. High 30, Low 29.
Friday: Snow showers. High 32, Low 25.

WN: Thursday: Windy with snow showers possible. High 30, Low 28.
Friday: Cloudy with snow showers. High 32, Low 27.

FIO: Thursday: Light snow (under 1″) in the morning and afternoon. High 35, Low 29.
Friday: Light snow throughout the day. High 33, Low 30.

There’s a few areas of light snow showers passing off to the south. As the winds swing around in the next day or so, look out for some lake effect snow bands, especially to the northeast. Good thing there’s no baseball games happening now, since I don’t think snow delays last for just 17 minutes.