Spring arrives - with snow on the way for the mountains

High pressure will move into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes region Wednesday night.

The Met Office long range forecast suggest that the cold weather could persist until the end of April.

As a matter of fact, the first full day of Spring 2018 may come with the chance for a few snowflakes for some!

Spring's only just arrived and already meteorologists believe the weather wants to take us back to winter by giving us a "potentially chilly Easter".

Watch for widespread snow on your morning commute.

Residents should be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Any left over moisture from the snow event earlier could refreeze and cause a few slick spots. Accumulation won't be terribly impressive. "Areas south of Cleveland are looking at 2" - 3" of new snowfall.

Snow on the hills near to Cutcombe in Exmoor National park, following icy conditions from the "Mini Beast from the East". Akron will be dry by 11:00 AM.

Temperatures are running about two to three degrees colder than models were showing this afternoon for this time period.

Today: Cloudy, Rain/Snow (70%), Windy.

He said: "We begin Thursday with a lot of cloud cover but the cloud will break up in places allowing some sunshine to develop in southern and western areas".

The temperatures will be lower than average for March across the country.

Old Man Winter is going to linger through the first part of the weekend.

7-Day Forecast: An active 7-day forecast is in store, with a possibility of more rain and some snow flurries late Friday into Saturday.

Snow is expected with total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches in some areas. After the chance of frozen precipitation this weekend, temperatures should turn warmer and more seasonable by middle of next week. Late Saturday and into Sunday a low pressure system will cross to our south.

  • Tracy Klein