Low pressure will track out of Missouri and make its way across the Great Lakes region through the weekend. The system will spread rain showers across east-central Ohio today. Odds for rain will remain in place for Saturday with a brief period of wet snow mixing in Saturday night before becoming all snow into Sunday morning. Mixed precipitation is then expected to return Sunday evening before ending Sunday night.
PRECIPITATION TYPES & AMOUNTS
I saw a few snow maps from a couple of national weather outlets yesterday that showed as much as 4-inches of snow out of this in our area. These were raw model output graphics and in no way reflect the amount of snow we will end up seeing locally.
The bulk of precipitation from this system will fall as rain in our area – and most of that rain will occur today (Friday). Showers will be around Saturday as well but the rain tomorrow will not be nearly as steady or as heavy as today. Wet snow will begin mixing in Saturday night as temperatures cool off behind a weak cold front. Mixed precipitation will then change to all snow into Sunday morning before changing back to light rain.
Rain totals through Sunday will amount to around three-quarters to an inch.
Occasional wet snow is possible Saturday night and Sunday. However, conditions will not be favorable for any appreciable snow production and accumulations will be light. Generally, we can expect an inch of snow locally at the very most. Most areas will see considerably less than that.
Next week will bring several days of overcast skies and dreary days. While no significant precipitation is expected, the lack of sunshine through much of next week is going to be depressing. Temperatures throughout the week will start out in the upper-30s on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday through Friday will bring highs in the low-40s.