Alberta Clipper bringing snow Friday, next round of rain Sunday: Northeast Ohio weekend weather forecast Mar. 3-5

CLEVELAND, Ohio - An Alberta Clipper, a low pressure system originating from over Canada, will sweep southeast into Ohio Thursday night into Friday morning, accumulating 1 to 3 inches across Northeast Ohio. Near Cleveland, less than 1 inch is expected. Polar...

Alberta Clipper bringing snow Friday, next round of rain Sunday: Northeast Ohio weekend weather forecast Mar. 3-5

CLEVELAND, Ohio - An Alberta Clipper, a low pressure system originating from over Canada, will sweep southeast into Ohio Thursday night into Friday morning, accumulating 1 to 3 inches across Northeast Ohio. Near Cleveland, less than 1 inch is expected. Polar...

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Alberta Clipper bringing snow Friday, next round of rain Sunday: Northeast Ohio weekend weather forecast Mar. 3-5

CLEVELAND, Ohio - An Alberta Clipper, a low pressure system originating from over Canada, will sweep southeast into Ohio Thursday night into Friday morning, accumulating 1 to 3 inches across Northeast Ohio. Near Cleveland, less than 1 inch is expected.

Polar vortex, nor'easter, Alberta Clipper: Comparing winter storms

The snow will take a break on Saturday, but Sunday another warm-up is ahead with some more rain.

Check out the forecast:

Temperatures

Temperature forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com 

Precipitation chances

Precipitation forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com 

Winds

Wind speed and direction forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com 

The How

A passing Alberta Clipper system Thursday night could continue to spark a few Friday morning flurries across Northeast Ohio, with up to 3 inches accumulating from the night before.

Alberta Clippers are a type of winter storm typically associated with lighter snow amounts. They move much more quickly and are further from any major body of water, so they do not have the time to gain enough moisture for intense snowfall events, such as nor'easters.

The rest of the day into Saturday, high pressure will fill in, drying skies out significantly reducing precipitation chances to extremely slight.

Sunday, a passing warm front will bring temperatures into the 50s, and spark some light rain showers.

Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have!

Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.

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