Good morning and Happy New Year!
The WFMJ viewing area appears to be done with any accumulating snow today as the lake-effect machine shuts down. The last band of heavy snow was near Akron at 8:35am:
The rest of today will feature steady and then falling temperatures. Readings will be in the teens by the end of the afternoon with some nasty wind chills to boot.
Lows tonight will be into the single digits in parts of the region.
A strong area of high pressure will drift across the Ohio Valley and Northeast Tuesday-Thursday, leading to quiet weather for us. A cold and sunny day Tuesday but then we expect a warming trend with southwest winds on the back side of that high.
Low pressure will track through the Midwest, dragging a warm front into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes on Friday. Some rain will likely break out.
More showers are possible on Saturday with the approach of a cold front. Sunday could be unsettled as well.
The most significant cold shot of the season so far seems likely NEXT week. While there may be some lake-effect snow, no significant storms seem likely to accompany the cold.
Will the cold “lock in”?? In other words, will it stay very cold for a while? There is no evidence to support that. Temperatures may be above average for much of the final 10-12 days of the month.
WEATHER FOR WEATHER GEEKS:
My in-depth, web-only weather video returns this evening and we will have a deeper look at the longer range….including next week’s cold snap. Plus much more! Check it out….will be online by 8:00pm.