FORECAST: Rainy & raw for Halloween

CLEVELAND - Power of 5 Meteorologist Mark Johnson says that rainy, cool weather will slow down your Friday evening Halloween plans.

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THURSDAY EVENING UPDATE: Skies will be mostly cloudy tonight as we await the next cold front, which arrives Friday morning. Low temperatures will bottom out between 37 and 41 degrees by sunrise. There may be an isolated rain shower along the Lake Erie shoreline just before the sun comes up.

A cold front will slide into Ohio during morning hours Friday. Rain will spread across the area from west to east during the morning hours and linger, on and off, thru the afternoon. As the evening progresses, a few small hail stones my fall just in time for high school football games and trick or treat festivities. The afternoon and evening will be wet and raw for many with temperatures hanging in the 40s all day long.

Lake effect rain showers will take over Friday night and Saturday as low pressure and the cold front slide to the east of Ohio. Scattered rain showers are likely Friday night and thru the day Saturday. A little wet snow may mix in with the rain showers, especially Saturday morning. Highs will only reach into the upper 30s & lower 40s.

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Clouds filling out sky this afternoon as our next shot at rain rolls in. We're dry today but early Friday, rain returns. For the rest of our Thursday, plan on temperatures in the middle and upper 40s with a light northwest breeze. Grab your jackets as you head downtown to take in all the excitement. 



Lake effect light rain picked up in the 6 o'clock hour this morning and remained light throughout much of the morning commute.  We have a wind shift early this afternoon and by then we will have shut off the light rain.

Bigger story is the chilly temperatures.  We are nearly 10 degrees below average this afternoon with shivering little ones for Thursday trick-or-treating if they choose not to wear a jacket.  Friday still looking wet and cold for our actual Halloween festivities. 


A few lake effect rain showers will continue across Northern Ohio this morning. Skies will be cloudy area-wide. Low temperatures will drop to near 40 by sunrise.

Your Thursday remains mostly cloudy. I can't rule out an isolated rain shower during the morning hours east of Cleveland. Afternoon high temperatures will climb up to near 50 degrees.

Another cold front moves in Friday morning. Rain showers are likely during the day. Scattered showers will linger into the evening hours for your Trick or Treat plans and high school football games. A wet snow flake or two may mix in  with rain after sunset. Friday highs will reach into the middle and upper 40s.

The most recent models suggesting less snow, more rain.  Snow accumulations not expected here at home but could be a bit more possible well west.  There is a small chance for a few snow flakes late on Saturday night now as well as into early Sunday morning. Again no accumulations but a bit more lake enhanced chance.



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