Forecast: Winds dying down but the rains will continue tonight and Wednesday

CLEVELAND - 10:00 pm Update:  Scattered rain showers continue across all of Northern Ohio at this time. Steadier rain showers continue east of Interstate 77. Another 1/2 inch or so is possible in the more persistent areas of rain overnight. Lows will drop into the upper 30s and lower 40s.

More rain showers are likely on Wednesday as the remnants of Sandy move slowly north up Interstate 79 from Pittsburgh to Erie, Pa. Rain totals should be a little lighter. Highs will hang in the upper 40s.

Sandy should begin to pull away toward Buffalo NY on Thursday. Rain showers will become more scattered during the day. Highs once again will climb back up into the upper 40s.

Only a few lingering rain showers are expected on Friday as Sandy finally fades east. Highs still in the 45 to 50 degree range.

Saturday looks cool & dry with highs in the middle 40s. Dress the Trick or Treaters warmly!

6:00 pm Update: Rain will continue this evening and overnight. Rain totals by 7am will range between .25" to 1". Winds will be gusty, 15-25 with gusts above 30 mph at times, especially west of Interstate 77. Low temperatures overnight will drop down into the upper 30s and lower 40s.

4:00 pm Update: Wind ADVISORY has been canceled for all of Northern Ohio. Winds will still blow between 15 & 25 mph with gusts above 30 at times. Flood WATCH for all of Northern Ohio has been canceled. Flood warnings are still in effect for the Cuyahoga River at Canal Road in Independence, the Grand River at Painesville, The Black River at Elyria, & the Chagrin River at Willoughby.

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Update: Scattered showers are still working through the area with some bands of heavier rain NE of CLE. Winds are still gusting into the 30s, but generally weakening.

Update: Winds are gusting in the 30s and low 40s and will continue to weaken as Sandy weakens. Rain bands with gusty winds will still move through during the afternoon and evening. Temps will hold in the upper 40s to near 50.

Update: Winds are still gusting as high as 58mph in Lorain County but gusts have subsided to less than 40mph. There is still a Wind advisory for the lakeshore counties until 4pm as the gusts will continue to impact our afternoon. Plan for a wet & windy rest of your Tuesday.

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The High Wind Warning for Northeast Ohio continues until 1 p.m. Expect isolated wind gusts to 55 mph along the immediate lakeshore. Gusts to 50 mph are likely in counties bordering the lake. In Akron, expect gusts to 45 mph. Along the Rt. 30 corridor, gusts will reach 40 mph.

The wind will decrease slightly this afternoon, but a noticeable decrease in the wind arrives tonight. Gusts will only hit 20-30 mph through early Wednesday.

Expect wind-driven rain this morning, heavy at times. Light snow is likely in Ashland and Richland Counties with little. A few 1" totals have been reported on grassy surfaces. Snow will quickly change to rain as warmer air arrives this afternoon. Highs will rise to the upper 40s in most areas.

I can't rule out a chance of snow showers again tonight, only in southern counties. This includes: Holmes, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Ashland and Richland. Little to no accumulation is expected.

Rain continues at times Wednesday and Thursday as Sandy lifts into New England. Friday looks mainly dry with highs in the upper 40s.

The sun finally appears Saturday with highs in the upper 40s. However, a quick-moving weather system will clip us with rain Sunday.

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