A cold front came through early this morning with a reinforcing shot of chilly air and a few stray flurries — and snow showers in the northeastern part of the state. A few inches of snow covered the ground between Akron and Youngstown north through the snowbelt.
We will enjoy lots of sunshine, with temperatures edging up into the seasonable mid-40s.
A weak disturbance will drop south in the northwesterly flow overnight, with some cloudiness that will linger on Friday, along with slightly cooler air. A few snow showers will graze the northeastern half of the state with some lake-enhanced moisture, and a southern system will push showers east, but south of the Ohio River.
The weekend should be tranquil, with lots of sun on Saturday. Clouds will increase on Sunday ahead of a system coming out of the west, with showers holding off until Sunday night in a mild return flow from the south. A strong cold front will cross the state on Tuesday, with sharply colder weather the second half of next week.
Thursday: Sunny, crisp. High 44
Tonight: Clouds increase. Low 36
Friday: Mostly cloudy, rain south, late clearing. High 42
Saturday: Sunny. High 42 (25)
Sunday: Partly sunny, showers at night. High 53 (32)
Monday: Showers, mild. High 55 (46)
Tuesday: Showers, windy, turning cooler. High 46 (42)