The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for most of the region -- including Lake and Cuyahoga counties.
Meteorologists are warning that southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts reaching up to 45 mph will rattle the region today.
The strongs winds are being caused by an arctic front that moved into the area.
The advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. today.
Furthermore, the wind is expected to be joined by precipitation. Meteorologists predict that rain showers will turn into snow by the mid-morning today.
The snow will persist through Wednesday with accumulations of about an inch. Westsiders should take heart: The east side of Cleveland is expecting between three and seven inches expected in Lake County and three to six inches in Cuyahoga County by Wednesday night.
Wind can sometimes cause property damage -- knocking down trees or power lines. Let us know if any roads are closed in your area or if any neighborhoods lose power because of wind damage; and we'll update the story.