National Weather Service, Cleveland Office, depicts a wintry scenario in the weather discussion posted Friday evening. A gale warning is in effect from 4am until 10pm on Saturday. WNW winds are expected to top 30mph.
An interesting scenario sets up Monday night into Tuesday as a coastal storm begins to form. The 12Z models show an inverted trough forming west of the Appalachians Monday night with moisture streaming north into the eastern sections of the forecast area. Precipitation type may likely be snow with this event. The models are trending colder with this event. Strong cold air advection and wrap around moisture with this system will keep snow showers over most of the forecast area. Lake effect snow will likely develop Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night with the potential for more accumulating snow over the traditional snow belt areas.