There will be multiple chances for wintry precipitation this week. Will any of the snow accumulate? I will talk you through the forecast below.

Tuesday/Wednesday snow chances

The active weather pattern from the past couple of days will continue throughout the week including multiple chances for wintry precipitation.

On Tuesday, a weak disturbance will start to push into the Valley and rain/snow showers will become likely by Tuesday afternoon. You can see a regional overview of the storm system on the Storm Team 27 Future Tracker below:

Future Tracker valid from 3 p.m. Monday to 1 a.m. Wednesday

Right now, the precipitation is forecasted to start off as rain across the Valley. Then, the atmosphere will cool some which will allow the precipitation to change over to a rain/snow mix across the area. Temperatures will only cool down into the mid 30s which will prevent significant impacts to roadways. A slushy coating on grassy areas will be possible Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning.

The heavier precipitation will move out of the area on Wednesday night which will again limit the potential for snowfall accumulation. However, chances for rain/snow showers will continue into early Wednesday morning.

First significant lake effect snow event of the year?

The storm system that pushes through the area on Wednesday will set the stage for the first significant lake effect snow event of the year for the northern snowbelt. A cold westerly wind will take advantage of warm lake temperatures that will bring the threat of accumulating snow.

The likelihood of accumulating snowfall has shifted further north compared to yesterday’s forecast. While some light snow is possible throughout the entire Valley on Wednesday and Thursday, the more significant snowfall accumulations are forecast to be in Ashtabula, Crawford, and Erie counties.

The Storm Team 27 Future Tracker shows the lake effect band setting up over Lake Erie to the north of our viewing area on Wednesday.

Storm Team 27 Future Tracker valid from 9 a.m. Wednesday to 9 p.m. Wednesday

How cold is it going to get?

This active wintry pattern will continue to bring colder air to the Valley. The cold air coming this weekend will probably be the coldest of the season with highs only around freezing and low temperatures in the upper teens possible.

Low temperatures the next 7 days in Youngstown, Ohio.