FORECAST DISCUSSION – Meteorologist Scott Sabol

Scattered snow shower this morning with local accumulations through mid morning. Sun returns later today. MUCH colder tonight and Saturday.

Another blast of bitter cold this weekend. Temperatures remain about 10-15 degrees below average! Finally, on Groundhog Day, we warm above 30!

Here is the latest Fox 8 Day Forecast:

Sure. January is supposed to be cold in northern Ohio. But we typically get a break from the cold especially in the second half of January. We normally have on average 4 days with high temperatures at/above 40 degrees in the second half of the month. The way the month is playing out, we will have 16 of 17 below freezing (42 on 1/19) from January 15 through January 31! Only 4 other years since 1950 had as many: 2003, 1985, 1977 and 1966

A brief break next week FOR MAYBE 2 DAYS before the cold reloads and heads east yet again.

The issue next week will be threefold: Chances of significant rainfall is increasing which will promote rapid melting followed by refreezing!

We are making up for the lack of early winter snow. Updated seasonal snowfall through January 26th

When was the last time we experienced brutally cold conditions? Here’s a look at northern Ohio’s history of wind chills well below zero. COMPLETE DETAILS on Scott’s Weather Blog

What are our chances of developing Lake Erie ice? Scott’s research which he just posted on his WEATHER BLOG explains: SCOTT’S WORLD OF WEATHER .