It will feel more like Thanksgiving around the Cleveland area through the end of the week and some locations will get snow as well.
As the coldest air of the season so far flows across the Great Lakes and into the Ohio Valley and Appalachians, wet snowflakes can mix in at times along with chilly rain showers.
Some grassy surfaces away from the lake will be whitened every now and then through Friday.
From the northeastern corner of Ohio to northwestern Pennsylvania and western New York, areas away from the lake will pick up 1 to 3 inches of snow with locally 6 inches into Friday morning, mainly on grassy and elevated surfaces. However, some roads and sidewalks during the late-night and morning hours can be slushy and slippery.
Highs temperatures through the end of the week will remain in the upper 40s, while temperatures will tap into the lower 50s for the weekend.
Matthew has become a hurricane in the Caribbean and may approach the U.S. during next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic into Friday, while rain will spread over the balance of the northeastern United States into the weekend.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
The holiday weekend will start on an unsettled note, but the weather should improve by Day of German Unity celebrations on Monday.
Improving weather over the next several days will aid officials in battling wildfires across California.
Colorado Springs (1959)
A storm produced 28 inches of snow.
Reno, NV (1982)
Snow fell for the first time in 93 years in the month of September. Town received 1.5 inches the night before, surpassing the old record of 0.5 inches set back in 1889.
Violent thunderstorms along a cold front. 2-4 inches of rain and 60-mph winds in places. Lawrence, KS, had golf ball-sized hail and winds to 80 mph.