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11:00 pm UPDATE: Slow moving surface low pressure, currently over Toledo, will meander east tonight and then northeast into Southern Ontario on Saturday. Widely scattered rain showers are likely overnight as areas of energy rotate around the low. Skies will remain mostly cloudy. Low temperatures will drop into the upper 50s and lower 60s.
More unsettled weather on tap for Saturday as the surface low pressure moves northeast slowly across Lake Erie. Wrap-around rain showers, with embedded thunder will slide across the area in 2 or three waves during the day. In between the rain, some sunshine will poke through the clouds at times. Temperatures will feel almost fall-like. Highs will hover around 70 degrees thru the afternoon.
Low pressure pulls away Saturday night. Showers will diminish as well. Lows fall back into the 50s.
Sunday looks great for outdoor activities. I expect a cloud/sun mix with high in the 75 to 80 degree range.
7:30 pm UPDATE: Isolated showers in Lake, Geauga, & Portage Counites moving NE. Other weak showers in Erie & Huron Counties as well as Stark, Wayne & Medina Counties.
5:37 pm UPDATE: Today's Rain totals: Cleveland=.78" , Mansfield=.23", Akron/Canton=.24", Mentor=1.56"
5:23 pm UPDATE: A few showers moving northeast through Richland and Ashland Counties. Thunderstorms continuing to move NE through Ashtabula, Trumbull, Stark, & Tuscarawas Counties.
4:30pm UPDATE: Scattered showers & strong thunderstorms stretching from Lake & Ashtabula Counties south through Portage, Geauga, Trumbull, Stark, & Mahoning Counites. Storms are moving NE @ 20 mph. Breif heavy rains are possible & gusty winds.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Northern Geauga and Lake County until 4:30p
3:04 p.m. Update: Dry air pushing in is allowing the sun to shine and warm temps into the middle 70s. Only a scattered brief downpour will impact our eastern counties through 4pm. Our next best chance for widespread rain will hold off until closer to sunset when our next wave arrives. Expect more rain overnight and throughout your Saturday. Periods of rain and dry-time will continue to be the forecast trend through Saturday evening.
11:56 a.m. Update: I'm tracking this storm system as it slowly spins across Ohio. It'll take close to a day and a half to push across the entire state so we will keep the chance for rain through Saturday. Only scattered thunder expected through midday as the widespread rain holds to the north. Currently I'm rain and thunder in Geauga County. This will continue to push east and out of Ohio over the next 2 hours.
10:47 a.m. Update: Spotty thundershower near I-71 at the Richland & Ashland Co line. Elsewhere I am tracking a few scattered showers with no thunder. Expect off and on showers throughout your Friday.
9:34 a.m. Update: Temperatures are holding in the middle 60s as the rain pushes out. Only a few scattered showers are left. These will linger through noon before we dry out after lunch time. More storms likely this evening.
8:30 a.m. Update: The line of widespread rain is pushing east across Lake, Geauga, Summit, Stark, Tuscarawas and Portage Counties. As this line pushes east, expect a few scattered showers to spark up across the entire region. Keep the umbrellas handy throughout your day.
Low pressure is moving across Northern Ohio this morning. Expect steady rain east of I-71 over the next few hours. Rain will end west to east before lunchtime.
Scattered showers will follow this afternoon as low pressure lifts north over Lake Erie. Cooler air moving across the warm lake gives us the perfect setup for showers. If you're a boater, watch out for waterspouts!
Highs will be much cooler today, in the mid-70s. Breezy conditions will develop this afternoon. Gusts could hit 35 mph, especially west of Cleveland near the lake.
Lows will fall to 60 degrees tonight with a few showers.
Low pressure gradually drifts east Saturday, ending the threat for showers. Saturday's highs will hit the low 70s with breezy conditions.
I can't rule out a morning shower east of Cleveland Sunday. Otherwise, look for gradual clearing and highs in the upper 70s.
Low 80s return next week with a slight chance of showers Tuesday.
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