FORECAST DISCUSSION – Meteorologist Scott Sabol

Wind chills below zero this morning and most of the day.

Light, “fluffy” snow moves in late Thursday with a quick transition to lake effect streaks overnight into Friday AM. Some breaks of sun in between snow showers. Flurries will continue into the afternoon tomorrow before we start to quiet things down.

Snowfall forecast through noon Friday:

It’s all about the BITTER COLD Friday! Subzero wind chills all day with single-digit temps to start and mid-teens in the afternoon.

Overall temperature generally trending above normal late this weekend and through at least Wednesday of next week before temperatures get colder again.

Weak front Sunday. Little chance for rain. Little snow next week.

Here’s the latest 8-Day Forecast:

We’ve had a high number of days above normal this winter:

January was the 5th warmest on record!

A look at snowfall vs normal across the US, Ohio and a comparison between last winter and this winter:

How does the Christmas 2022 compare to the Blizzard of 1978 meteorologically? Check out Scott’s weather blog for details

Lake Erie Ice coverage this year has stayed under 25%. Only 10 years have had years with under 25% ice coverage through January 31st. Of those 10 years, only 4 years ended up with 70% or higher. All 4 winters had a few days with 90% ice cover before the end of winter.

Complete Lake Erie daily ice coverage history on Scott’s Weather Blog

We look at many regions of the globe as we prepare our winter weather outlook.