CWS Forecast: Ridge and Valley Region 

A strong cold front passed last night, bringing the coldest air of the season so far to the state. Along it, a weak low will develop, bringing light snow for the southeastern areas. There will be minor accumulations, with the highest totals in the areas farthest south and east. Despite being the coldest air of the season, there will only be a few lake effect snow showers as there is a less than ideal wind direction and an extremely dry airmass. The snow will move out by around mid-day, and skies will clear in the southeast. However, the rest of the state will stay cloudy. Outside areas close to Lake Erie, skies will clear overnight, and this will cause lows to fall into the single digits, with the coldest areas falling below zero. Friday will be mostly sunny, but despite that, temperatures will stay well below average. Winds will calm for Friday night, and combined with clear skies and a deep snowpack, temperatures throughout the state will fall to around zero or go just below. However, the coldest locations could make a run at negative 10. Temperatures will warm up for the weekend, but despite that, they will stay below freezing statewide. There will be no major storms in the near future.

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Day One: Thursday, January 20th 2022

Clouds in the morning give way to mostly sunny skies in the afternoon. Wind chills at or below zero.

High: 20°F

Low: 6°F  

Day Two: Friday, January 21st 2022

Temperatures remain frigid for the weekend as clouds move in overnight.

High: 26°F

Low: 4°F

Day Three: Saturday, January 22nd 2022

A mix of sun and clouds throughout the day, while temperatures remain in the 20s.

High: 30°F

Low: 15°F

Day Four: Sunday, January 23rd 2022

Temperatures warm slightly while a mix of sun and clouds sticks around to start the week.

High: 37°F

Low: 19°F

Day Five: Monday, January 24th 2022

Partly cloudy skies throughout the day give way to cloudy skies and a possible evening snow flurry.

High: 33°F

Low: 25°F

Last Updated on January 19, 2022 at 10:50 pm