Forecast: Warmer with storms for the weekend

CLEVELAND - Meteorologist Mark Johnson says to expect more widely scattered storms this weekend.

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THURSDAY EVENING UPDATE: We are currently in between surface troughs. The next trough is over lower Michigan. A few storms are trying to pop there. Computer forecasts suggest they will try to slide into northwest Ohio and across Lake Erie this evening, fading as they move southeast. That means, an isolated thundershower is possible west of a Cleveland to Norwalk line thru midnight. The rest of the region should stay dry. That means, unless you live close to Lake Erie west of Cleveland, you should stay dry tonight! Skies will be partly cloudy with low temperatures dropping down to near 60 by sunrise.

Friday begins dry & partly cloudy. Another weak weather disturbance will stir up a few thundershowers by mid to late afternoon across the region. We should be able to warm temperatures up to close to the average for August 1st. Lower 80s looks good for everyone.

More widely scattered thunderstorms will pop up during the afternoon hours on both Saturday and Sunday. Highs both days will finish between 75 & 80 degrees.

Previous Discussion = AFTERNOON UPDATE: Get ready for a few more storms later today. Plan on a wave or quick moving showers and t-storms later this afternoon/evening. Each storm could have strong winds and heavy rain. 

other than a few storms, plan on dry and warm weather. We'll top out this afternoon in the upper 70s. 80s return Friday but so do more showers. We'll keep scattered showers in the forecast Friday through Saturday and start to dry it out Sunday. Don't plan on a wash-out though! We'll have plenty of dry time to enjoy EVERYTHING that is going on in NE OH this weekend. 


The next surface front will move our way but should hang out to our north thru the day Thursday. The result will be partly cloudy skies thru the day, with only a very small chance for a thundershower until Thursday evening. High temperatures will warm back up into the upper 70s. Might be a good day to mow the lawn!

More widely scattered thunderstorms are likely Friday afternoon and again Saturday & Sunday afternoons. Friday's highs will climb into the lower 80s. Saturday and Sunday will warm into the upper 70s each afternoon.



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