Cold air will rush into the region Saturday night behind a strong cold front and stay in place through at least mid-week. It will be breezy from Saturday through Sunday night (with Sunday downright blustery!) making it feel much colder.
For most of the area this system will not bring a lot of precipitation with it, but lake effect snow is possible for the snowbelt. There is still uncertainty with respect to the potential snowfall from lake effect. While the temperatures aloft will certainly be cold enough for the lake effect, there is uncertainty as to how much moisture will be with this system. Typically an arctic airmass like this is accompanied by rather dry air which is not good for prime lake effect.
The temperature outlook (at right) shows below normal temperatures for the Great Lakes to New England from January 22nd - 26th.
Saturday Night: The cold front arrives Saturday night bringing the start of the coldest air of the season so far. Winds will pick up and it will be breezy.
Sunday : Little temperature recovery, if any. It will be very windy making if feel even colder.
Sunday Night : Continued breezy and cold.
NWS Wind Chill Chart & Calculator
The last time the hgih temperature did not reach 20 degrees was:
Cleveland February 10, 2011
Toledo January 20, 2012
Mansfield January 14, 2012
Akron-Canton February 10, 2011
Youngstown February 10, 2011
Erie, PA February 10, 2011
Upcoming High and Low Temperatures
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
449 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM RIPLEY TO BUFFALO NY-
MAUMEE BAY TO RENO BEACH OH-RENO BEACH TO THE ISLANDS OH-
THE ISLANDS TO VERMILION OH-VERMILION TO AVON POINT OH-
AVON POINT TO WILLOWICK OH-WILLOWICK TO GENEVA-ON-THE LAKE OH-GENEVA-
ON-THE-LAKE TO CONNEAUT OH-CONNEAUT OH TO RIPLEY NY-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM MAUMEE BAY TO RENO BEACH-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM RENO BEACH TO THE ISLANDS-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM THE ISLANDS TO VERMILION-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM VERMILION TO AVON POINT-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM AVON POINT TO WILLOWICK-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM WILLOWICK TO GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE TO CONNEAUT-
LAKE ERIE OPEN WATERS FROM CONNEAUT OH TO RIPLEY NY-LUCAS-WOOD-
OTTAWA-SANDUSKY-ERIE OH-LORAIN-CUYAHOGA-LAKE-GEAUGA-ASHTABULA INLAND-
ASHTABULA LAKESHORE-NORTHERN ERIE-SOUTHERN ERIE-CRAWFORD PA-
449 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR LAKE ERIE...NORTH CENTRAL
OHIO...NORTHEAST OHIO...NORTHWEST OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE GREAT LAKES
TODAY AND MOVE SOUTHEAST TONIGHT AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. IF THE
STORMS MAINTAIN THEIR INTENSITY...DAMAGING WINDS ARE POSSIBLE
TONIGHT. THE BEST CHANCE WOULD BE ACROSS NORTHWEST OHIO AND THE
COUNTIES NEAR LAKE ERIE.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
THE COLD FRONT MAY STILL BE IN THE AREA ON MONDAY. STRONG TO
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP AGAIN ALONG THE COLD FRONT.
DAMAGING WINDS WOULD BE THE THREAT WITH THE BEST CHANCE FROM
AROUND YOUNGSTOWN TO CANTON AND MOUNT VERNON AND POINTS SOUTHEAST.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED TONIGHT.