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7:15 pm Update: Wet weather for Saturday; cooler for the weekend. Thunderstorms have faded. Area will stay dry tonight. Skies will be partly cloudy tonight with lows dropping into the middle 60s.
Friday will be dry and quiet as high pressure makes a brief visit. Skies will be sunny. High temperatures will again reach into the middle 80s.
Another stronger cold front arrives Saturday. This one will bring rain showers and thunderstorms to the area beginning late Friday or early Saturday morning. The big question for now: will your high school football games stay dry? Right now, I will include an isolated thundershower Friday evening for areas WEST of Interstate 77. Rain will over-spread the area from west to east Friday night. Lows will drop into the lower 60s.
Low pressure moves directly overhead on Saturday morning. Rain could be heavy at times, with anywhere from 1 to more than 2 inches of rain possible across the area. Rain showers will gradually shift east through the afternoon. Its possible, dry weather will arrive for you just in time for your evening activities. High temperatures will struggle to reach 70 degrees under cloudy skies.
Cooler air hangs around for Sunday, as does the threat for a few lingering showers coming in off of Lake Erie. Great football weather for the Browns game with highs, once again, near 70 degrees.
5:25 pm Update: Isolated storms continue to move slowly east through Lorain, Medina, Ashtabula, & Trumbull Counties now. Heavy rain will be the main threat. You might also see some small hail in a few spots.
4:15 pm Update: Isolated thundershowers have developed near Norwalk, Aurora and Andover. They are moving east @ 15 mph. Brief heavy rains are possible with these thundershowers.
3:30 pm Update: Isolated storms are beginning to form along the cold front/lake breeze boundary from Geauga east through Ashtabula County. A weak cold front will slide across the area this evening and overnight. Not much lift to work with, so thunderstorm chances will remain slight thru the evening. Any storms that do develop will tap into this humidity and could produce some brief, heavy rainfall. Gusty winds are also possible with any storms. Temperatures will hover in the 70s through midnight tonight.
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12:36 p.m. Update: The fog is gone with only a few areas of haze left over. Temperatures are warming quickly under the bright sunshine, we will have no problem reaching the lower and middle 80s this afternoon. Storms will hold off until this afternoon/evening when the cold front pushes through, stay tuned right here for updates throughout the afternoon.
9:04 a.m. Update: Most of the fog has lifted and sunshine is taking over. Expect mostly sunny skies today as we continue this muggy warm weather pattern. Storms still expected to spark this afternoon/evening.
7:47 a.m. Update: Patchy fog spreading across NE OH this morning. Expect this to last for the next 30-45 minutes. We will warm out of the 60s quickly as the sunshine takes over. Storms likely this afternoon as we jump into the lower to middle 80s. It'll be a humid day today, don't forget the antiperspirant!
Expect another warm and humid day today as temperatures jump back into the middle 80s. With all of the humidity sticking around, expect storms to spark this afternoon also. Any storms that do develop will form quickly with the potential for heavy rain, small hail and gusty winds. Thee will be quick moving storms and as we get closer to sunset, anything still hanging around will weaken. Expect a mainly quiet evening.
Overnight temperatures will cool into the middle 60s again and we can't rule out patchy fog by sunrise. It will only last a couple hours though and much of your Friday will be sunny and warm. Temperatures again will jump warm back into the 80s before our next rain maker pushes into Ohio.
Late Friday we will start to see clouds thickening up and storms approaching. By sunrise Saturday expect a line of heavy rain and thunder to be making its way across northeast Ohio. The latest models keep storms lingering around NE OH much of your Saturday but clear us out for the Browns Season Opener. Despite what the models say, we can't rule out a few raindrops but expect a mainly dry Sunday.
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