Forecast: More rain tonight & Thursday, drier by Friday

CLEVELAND - Rain showers are focusing now on areas from Greater Cleveland and points east into Lake, Geauga, & Ashtabula Counties. Just isolated showers elsewhere. Temperatures are hovering in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

Scattered showers are likely tonight. Lows will hover in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees.

More scattered showers are likely on Thursday, especially from Lorain & Medina Counties and points east. Highs will climb back into the middle and upper 40s.

Remnants of Sandy will finally leave the region on Friday. Showers chances drop way down during the day. In fact, I think the best chance for rain will be over the traditional snow belt areas of Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties. Rain should be out of the area by Friday evening. Highs on Friday only reach up to near 45 degrees.

Saturday looks dry with chilly temperatures in the middle 40s. Isolated rain showers move back in on Sunday, with highs in the lower and middle 40s.

4:00 pm Update: Steady rain continues to move in off of Lake Erie this afternoon and evening. Temperatures are the upper 30s and lower 40s. The best chance for a few dry hours will be in our southern counties along US Route 30. Just scattered rain showers expected there tonight. Some areas closer to the lakeshore could easily see and 1/2" to 1" of rain by dawn Thursday. Low temperatures tonight will drop back to between 37 & 40 degrees. Bundle up the ghouls and goblins tonight!

11:31 am Update: Temperatures are holding in the upper 30s and lower 40s with a consistent rain coming off the lake. Expect only a couple degrees warmer for high temps with the light to briefly moderate rain lasting into the evening.

Flood Warnings are in effect for the following rivers in Northeast Ohio:

Huron River near Milan
Cuyahoga River at Independence
Grand River at Painesville
Chagrin River at Willoughby
Black River at Elyria
Eagle Creek in Trumbull County

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The center of what used to be Hurricane Sandy is over Buffalo, NY this morning. The storm will slowly move north into Canada this evening. Rain is likely today, as the back edge of the storm brushes Northern Ohio.

Temperatures are in the low 40s, with the exception of far southwestern counties. Morning snow showers are possible in Ashland, Richland, Stark and Holmes Counties with little to no accumulation on the roads.

Breezy conditions will continue today with sustained winds 10-20 mph. Gusts could reach 25 mph. Highs will hover in the mid-to-upper 40s.

Low temperatures drop to near 40 degrees overnight with areas of rain, mainly along the lake.

I can't rule out scattered areas of rain Thursday, but the weather dries out Friday and Saturday. A quick-moving cold front will clip us with a chance of rain late Saturday and Sunday. Weekend highs will hover in the upper 40s.

Don't forget to "fall back" one hour Saturday night before you go to bed!

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