CLEVELAND - 8:00 pm Update: Patchy clouds will move across the region tonight. Shower chances are less than 20% area-wide. Low tonight will drop into the 65 to 70 degree range.
Next cold front arrives Thursday afternoon. Computer forecasts keep the Lakeshore Counties, including Lorain, Greater Cleveland, Mentor, Ashtabula areas, mainly dry during the day. Best chance for rain and thunder Thursday afternoon appears to be south of the Ohio Turnpike, south of a Norwalk, Medina, Brunswick, to Andover line. A few of the storms could produce damaging winds and hail. Stay tuned.
6:00 pm Update: Clouds are moving in from the west now. Showers have faded. If you need dry weather, looks good for your evening outdoor activities!
4:00 pm Update: Isolated rain showers currently over Northwest Ohio/Toledo area should fade quickly this evening. There could be a light rain shower over the Lake Erie Islands area in the next two hours, though. Temperatures under mainly sunny skies have climbed back into the lower and middle 80s. Evening temperatures will slowly fall back into the 70s. High humidity will hang around as well this evening. ___________________
QUICK CAST: Morning dense fog with temps in the upper 60s. Sunshine by afternoon with highs in the low 80s.
UPDATE: Temps have risen into the middle and upper 70s with plenty of sun. Clouds are moving in from the west along a front along with showers and storms. I do expect us to stay dry during the daylight hours for Cleveland and east. We may see a shower or storm develop west a bit sooner. Rain should arrive for everyone after midnight and last into Thursday.
UPDATE: Fog is burning off across the area as sunshine breaks out. Temps are in the upper 60s and low 70s. We should reach into the upper 70s and low 80s by the afternoon.
UPDATE: Visibilities 8am:
Burke - 3/4 mile
Lorain/Elyria - 1/4 mile
Mansfield - 1 mile
Youngstown - 1/4 mile
Toledo - 1/4 mile
UPDATE: Several school closings this morning because of fog, mainly west of I-71.
We are under a Dense Fog Advisory until 10am along and west of the I-71 corridor. The visibility could drop to less than a quarter mile across the area with slightly better conditions along the lakeshore. Conditions across the region will improve once the sun comes out and burns it off. That may not happen until 9am or later.
Once the fog burns off, expect mainly sunny skies with temperatures again in the low 80s. It should be a nice afternoon.
A cold front approaches us by later tonight into Thursday. Along the front, showers and storms could pop up, mainly after midnight. Expect a chance at showers and storms on Thursday, mainly early the day.
For Friday, we'll see plenty of sunshine with highs cooling into the upper 70s. Friday should be a nice day. An area of low pressure will develop by the weekend and that will bring a chance at showers overnight Friday into Saturday with a slight chance lingering into Sunday. Temps will cool for the weekend with highs barely into the low 70s. In fact, some of us may be stuck in the upper 60s for highs on Sunday.
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