CLEVELAND - SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH CANCELED for Northern Ohio.
11:14 pm Update: Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled for all of Northern Ohio. A few storms will move through the area overnight but should stay below severe limits. I still can't rule out some brief heavy rains, gusty winds, and some lightning.
Low pressure pulling across Lake Erie tonight will keep the threat for an isolated storm in the forecast. Lows will drop down into the middle and upper 60s.
The low pressure pulls east of the state Saturday morning. Some wrap-around thunder is possible during the day as the low pulls away. Otherwise, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy. North winds will gradually transport cooler, less humid air into the region for the afternoon. Highs will climb up into the lower 80s. some welcome relief from the heat!
Dry air wins out by Saturday night. Skies will gradually clear out. Lows will bottom out in the 60 to 65 degree range.
Sunday will be dry with mainly sunny skies. Looks like a great day for out door plans as highs climb into the lower and middle 80s. Enjoy!
7:13 pm Update: Strong thunderstorms again approaching Port Clinton, Sandusky, Lake Erie Islands in Ottawa and Erie Counties. Storms could produce gusty winds above 40 mph and small hail. Lots of rain too!
6:30 pm Update: Scattered thunderstorms are developing quickly along and just south of the Lake Erie Shoreline. These storms will continue to move east across the area through 10. Some of the storms could contain large hail and damaging straight line winds. Strongest storms now moving through Lorain & Medina Counties. Movement is east at 35 mph.
2:40 pm Update: Skies remain mostly sunny across the area now. Thunderstorms have developed across Central Indiana and Lower Michigan in response to a surface low pressure system located north of Fort Wayne, IN. Storms near Detroit are forecast to move east along a stationary front over Lake Erie through the afternoon and evening. These storms could easily drop into the Lakeshore Counties of Northern Ohio by 5pm. Other storms will likely develop closer to a cold front over Indiana and slide east into our viewing area this evening. Some of these storms could be severe with damaging winds the main threat. Isolated large hail is also possible along with an isolated weak tornado.
2 PM Update: Low pressure will track across Lake Erie this evening triggering scattered storms. The greatest risk for severe weather including large hail and damaging wind gusts is west of a Cleveland to Youngstown line. Storms will continue overnight, especially along the lakeshore. I'll keep the chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast through Saturday afternoon until high pressure builds in from the west.
Noon Update: A small line of thunderstorms is lingering over Geauga County. The storms are slowly drifting east toward Ashtabula and Trumbull Counties. The rest of Northeast Ohio is dry, but afternoon and evening storms are possible. The storms may be strong to severe with quarter size hail and wind gusts in excess of 60 mph.
After a mostly cloudy start, expect gradual clearing after lunchtime, especially west of Cleveland.
A cold front over Indiana will drift toward Ohio later today. This front will trigger another chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. A few of the storms may be strong to severe with damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph. The best chance of a severe storm is west of I-77. I don't expect the storms to be as strong or as widespread as yesterday.
Highs will hit the low-to-mid 80s today and drop to the mid-60s tonight.
Low pressure will drift over the eastern side of Ohio early Saturday, keeping the treat of showers and storms in the forecast. The low will slide east after lunchtime.
High pressure builds in Sunday and Monday, keeping the sky sunny and weather dry. Highs will hit 84 degrees Sunday and 86 Monday.
Our next cold front approaches Tuesday with another chance of rain.
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