Written By: Scott Hetsko
An area of low pressure will tonight track just West of Lake Erie. This deepening low will whip winds up over 40 mph briefly overnight as colder air begins to surge East. Temperatures will plummet during the daylight hours on Monday which will begin to fire up the Lakes. Because the winds will be so strong from the WSW Monday and Tuesday, I feel that our area will get several inches of snow off of the Lake Erie single band. We saw an example of this in December with a similar set up. A lake snow advisory is in effect for this possibility.
More importantly, dangerous wind chill values will be felt Monday night and all day on Tuesday. The apparent feel to the air will be between -15 to -30 at times, air that can cause frostbite within 10 to 15 minutes time to exposed skin. Strong wind will also drastically reduce visibility in areas of snow.
Cold air eases by Thursday with signs of a modest January thaw taking hold by the weekend.