Midnight Update: Showers have ended across Northeast Ohio. Expect dry weather overnight through Friday afternoon. Isolated showers and storms will pop up again Friday evening with highs in the upper 80s. Our best chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms comes Saturday and Sunday. If you're looking for something to do in Northeast Ohio this weekend, check out my weekend events guide!
10:00 p.m. Update: Isolated showers are dissipating in Ashtabula, Geauga and Stark Counties. Expect partly cloudy skies overnight with lows near 70 degrees along the lake and upper 60s south.
8:30 p.m. Update: Isolated showers are fading quickly, but a few are still lingering in southern Cuyahoga, Geauga, Ashtabula and Stark, Summit and Portage Counties. The storms will put down brief heavy rain.
6:50 p.m. Update: Thunderstorms are moving through Summit County right now. The storms are not severe, but will produce heavy rain and wind gusts to 30 mph. Expect rain for the start of the Akron Aeros game, but showers will clear by 8 p.m.
A few showers have popped this evening. Isolated showers will continue to move north through sunset. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 80s.
Tonight, temperatures will fall to the upper 60s with increasing clouds south.
Look for partly cloudy skies and an isolated evening shower Friday. It will be slightly more humid, as southerly winds push warm, moist air into the state. This will set the stage for scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday.
The best chance for scattered storms comes Saturday afternoon and evening. Right now, we do not expect the storms to be severe, but you can stay on top of developing weather with our Power of 5 Storm Shield app .
Noon Update: Temperatures are already hitting the lower to middle 80s under a bright blue sky. Light winds and littel to no cloud cover will help us hit the middle and upper 80s today. Areas alng the lake will stay a few degrees cooler due to the Lake Breeze. An isolated storm is also possible east of Cleveland closer to 3pm.
High pressure settled to our north will continue to give us a pleasant weather forecast. Light northeast winds today will keep temps along the lake in the middle 80s. The further south you are though, away from the lake, expect upper 80s to near 90. Bright sunshine will dominate most of your Thursday although an isolated storm is possible.
The Lake Breeze will develop this afternoon and may be just enough of a disturbance to spark an isolated storm, mainly east of Cleveland. As far as this evening goes, the high pressure will slide east allowing clouds to roll into our sky. Temps tonight will only drop into the upper 60s under a partly cloudy sky.
Friday will have a mix of sun & clouds with high temps in the middle 80s and a south wind. The warm front to our south will lift north bringing storms to Ohio late Friday and into your weekend. Expect scattered storms throughout your Saturday and Sunday. Don't expect a wash-out of a weekend but with storms in the forecast, the best way to keep you plans on track be sure to stay up to date with the latest forecast right here.
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