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OHIO (WJW) — It has to happen sometime.

Yes, those of us in the Cleveland and Northeast Ohio area could see the first flakes fly as we start the week and temperatures tumble.

Air temperatures will be in the 40s Monday and Tuesday, with 30s at night.

And as far as how much snow? Good news for those of us clinging on to fall. Snowflakes are not expected to accumulate heavily.

Fox 8 Meteorologist Scott Sabol said Monday rain showers will be mixed in with snow pellets and mixed snow Monday into Tuesday night. Accumulations will be light, spotty and brief, he said.

Keep in mind, the National Weather Service defines a first snowfall as one that measures one-tenth of an inch or more.

Average first measurable snowfall in Northeast Ohio

  • Cleveland – Nov. 10
  • Akron/Canton – Nov. 9
  • Youngstown- Nov. 5
  • Mansfield – Nov. 18

The earliest snow has come for Cleveland and Akron/Canton was Oct. 2 in 2003 and 1974, respectively. However, the latest snow came for Cleveland in a winter season was Jan. 1 in 1924.