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:
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.
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.