Forecast: Warmer weather coming in for the weekend along with storms

CLEVELAND - Power of 5 Chief Meteorologist Mark Johnson says warmer temperatures will bring the threat for storms this weekend.

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FRIDAY NIGHT WEATHER UPDATE: An area of clouds will float across the area overnight. Showers on radar over Northern Indiana should fade away as they move into the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Lows tonight will fall down to near 60 degrees by sunrise.

Dry air over the region Saturday morning should yield some sunshine, especially morning and early afternoon. Rain chances will be very small during the day, until surface low pressure approaches from the west during the evening and overnight. Saturday highs will reach up to near 83 degrees.

We are currently included in a SLIGHT RISK for Severe Thunderstorms Saturday evening and Saturday night. Any storms that do form Saturday night could contain some large hail and perhaps damaging winds.

A cold front will approach the region late Sunday afternoon or evening. Another round of strong to severe storms is possible as the front moves by. Damaging winds and large hail are again the main threats from storms here in Northern Ohio Sunday afternoon & evening. Sunday's high temperatures will once again reach into the lower 80s.

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Sunshine and light winds are really helping us finish out the work week on a good note. We're topping out in the middle and upper 70s today. We're even warmer this weekend but storms are likely. Plan on more clouds this evening and rain Saturday afternoon and evening. The best shot at storms is Sunday afternoon. 

FRIDAY FORECAST:

Skies will be mostly sunny on Friday. Winds will shift around to the southwest during the morning. That should allow warmer temps to invade the area. I expect high temperatures throughout Northern Ohio to climb up to between 75 & 80 degrees.

A few storms will arrive across the area Friday night, after midnight. Skies will cloud up a bit as well with lows between 60 & 65.

 

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