CLEVELAND - Overnight Update: Wayne and Cuyahoga counties are under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 12:45 AM. Lorain, Medina and Ashland counties have a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 12:30 AM, Knox county is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 1:00 AM. Showers are spreading from the west to the central portions of our area, but many more of us will likely see rain during the day on Sunday.
9:00 PM UPDATE Extreme western areas are already seeing rain and storms. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 2 AM for the western counties, from Lorain to Mansfield and points west.
Evening Update: Still on track for a stormy Sunday, with most of us seeing rain in the mid-afternoon hours. After the front passes through, we'll see a cooler one on Monday with highs only in the upper 70s.
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Midday Update: The heat and humidity will continue to build this afternoon. High temps will hit the low 90s under a partly sunny sky. Afternoon storms will start to pop up during peak heating of the day. Be sure to check back here throughout the afternoon for updates on the storms.
Heat will continue to build into northeast Ohio today. Expect temperature, by noon, to be in the middle 80s with highs in the lower 90s again. Along with the heat comes storms though. Any storms that do pop up will likely hold off until this afternoon. The unorganized nature with these storms will make is difficult to pinpoint location until they spark so we all need to be prepared.
Closer to sunset, our storms will weaken and drift out of NE OH. Plan for a mainly dry evening with a partly cloudy sky. Temps will drop into the lower 70s by sunrise with increasing clouds overnight. Our next cold front will push through Sunday afternoon. Expect widespread storms with heavy rain and gusty winds starting around sunrise and lasting through early afternoon.
The good news about early storms is that the likelihood of severe weather is relatively low. Most of the severe weather will hold off until the line moves into PA late afternoon. Behind the front we dry out and cool down. Temps will return to the lower 80s with low humidity through much of next week.
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