Forecast: Rain returns tonight & Friday

CLEVELAND - 11:00 pm Update: Showers on radar are having a hard time reaching the ground across Northern Ohio. The atmosphere still has to moisten up to prevent the drops from evaporating mid-air. Legitimate showers from Toledo to near Mansfield will continue to move northeast. These light showers should reach all of us between 8 pm and midnight tonight. With a more widespread area of rain likely after midnight tonight. Evening temperatures will hover in the upper 30s. Temperatures should actually rise a few degrees after midnight and be in the lower 40s by dawn.

Friday looks wet and mild. High will move up into the lower and middle 50s area-wide. Rain showers are likely during the morning hours, becoming isolated by late afternoon.

Saturday will be warm! High temperatures should have no trouble reaching 60 degrees or slightly warmer. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a very small chance of a rain shower during the afternoon.

Heavier rains arrive on Sunday. I expect between one and two inches of rain Sunday and Sunday night. This could lead to flooding problems by Monday morning. Sunday's high temperatures will be near 50 degrees.

Colder air begins to arrive again on Monday I expect highs in the 30s with a few lingering rain showers for the morning hours. I can't rule out an isolated snow showers during the afternoon with the arrival of the cold air.

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Noon Update: Clouds are thickening this afternoon as low pressure moves toward the Midwest. Temperatures will hit the low 40s by 2 p.m. in most areas. Rain is likely between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday, just in time for the morning commute. After a warm front passes Friday afternoon, temperatures will soar to the mid-50s with breezy conditions.

10:00 Update: Temperatures have warmed into the 30s with morning sunshine. However, clouds will increase this afternoon and rain is still on track to move in after midnight. Rain totals through early Friday may reach .50"
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Under mainly clear skies, it's a frosty start this morning. Commute temperatures are in the upper 20s.

After a round of morning sunshine, expect increasing clouds this afternoon. Highs will hit the low 40s.

Low pressure moving up from the south will trigger rain after midnight. Expect periods of rain overnight with lows near 40 degrees. Rain could be heavy at times Friday morning, but will gradually taper Friday afternoon.

As a warm front surges north, temperatures will jump to 55 degrees Friday. It will be breezy in the afternoon.

Here's the good news... Most of Saturday will be dry and very warm. We bumped the high up to 60 degrees!

Rain quickly returns Sunday and will be heavy at times through early Monday. Rain totals may exceed 1.5" in 24 hours across much of the state.

Much colder air arrives behind a cold front Sunday night. Monday's highs will only hit the 30s with a few rain and snow showers early.

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