Following an occasionally blustery and chilly weekend, arctic air will arrive in Cleveland early this week.
The coldest air of the season so far is forecast to dive into the region by Monday night and early Tuesday.
High temperatures will fail to climb out of the middle to upper 30s on Tuesday and Wednesday, with gusty winds contributing to AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures in the lower 20 at times.
Overnight lows will plummet into the 20s, so people will want to bundle up.
The arrival of cold air will be accompanied by a band of snow, followed by some lake-effect snow showers.
The initial snow Monday night will accumulate an inch or two. Motorists should watch for slick spots, especially on bridges and overpasses.
"By Tuesday afternoon, some totals can approach 6 inches locally in any heavier lake-effect snow bands. That can lead to snow-covered roads for the Tuesday morning commute," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Andy Mussoline said.
The potential for locally dangerous and disruptive thunderstorms will exist over the Midwest during Tuesday and Wednesday.
Areas from Central America to southeastern Mexico, western Cuba and southern Florida will be on alert into next week as a tropical system may form.
Warmth will build and evolve into a heat wave across a significant part of the western United States this week.
Rounds of heavy thunderstorms will raise the risk of flooding across the south-central United States into Friday.
Temperatures and humidity levels will throttle back as dry air expands southward in the northeastern United States through the middle of the week.
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