CLEVELAND, Ohio — With the lake-impact snow occasion off to a slower begin than anticipated, these within the goal on the east aspect are taking a look at lighter snowfall accumulations via Friday morning.
Now we’re on the day of the occasion, timing is far more clear. Lake-impact ought to kick on this morning after about 9 or 10 a.m., and focus closely over the acute northeast nook of the state. Nearer to Cleveland, at most a couple of flurries might fall.
That scattered snow is predicted to taper off by late Thursday night time, with flurries ending west-to-east throughout the world by way of daybreak Friday.
Speaking accumulation, Lake and Ashtabula counties shall be hit the toughest, with 6 inches potential in every county. It will not take a far journey south to see accumulations lower than one inch.
A shift within the jet stream putting the Midwest in a area of robust northerly stream larger within the environment will usher within the coldest air of the season, which means precipitation will lastly change over from rain to snow. A passing chilly entrance will spark up sufficient atmospheric instability for lake-impact to kick in, particularly with that cooler air. With winds anticipated from the west-southwest on the floor, these lake-enhanced clouds shall be pushed to the east aspect, the place the best accumulations are anticipated.
Whereas the snow, for probably the most half, will take a break Friday, some snow showers might proceed into the weekend.
Lake-impact snow might proceed Saturday, Sunday, actual quantities nonetheless unclear: Northeast Ohio weekend climate outlook
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Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com’s meteorologist. Please comply with me on Fb and Twitter @KellyRWeather.