The National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow watch in Cuyahoga County, saying that parts of the region could receive between one and two feet of snow between Wednesday and late Friday night.
The snow will be precipitated by a strong cold front that will cause an arctic airmass to settle over the region until the end of the week.
The lake effect snow is expected to begin overnight and get worse Thursday.
Meteorologists are saying that areas closest to the Lake Erie shoreline will likely be the most affected.
Areas further inland may get between six and 12 inches of snow. However, the shoreline could receive between one and two feet of snow.
The snow will be accompanied by winds between 15 and 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
Also, temperatures will drop down to the teens and 20s during this time period with the wind chill approaching zero on Thursday night and Friday morning.