Forecast: More thunderstorm chances tonight and Friday

CLEVELAND - Meteorologist Mark Johnson is tracking more showers and thunderstorms on the Power of 5 Doppler Network for tonight.

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THURSDAY NIGHT WEATHER UPDATE: A weak cold front dropping in from the north tonight, combined with an upper level low pressure center sliding east across Lake Erie, will continue to stir up showers and thunderstorms across Northern Ohio. The storms could contain brief flooding rainfall, gusty winds and some hail. The storms should begin to taper off after midnight tonight. Low temperatures will stay warm & muggy at about 70 degrees by sunset.

The weak front will stall out across Northern Ohio on Friday. This boundary will, once again, be the focus for a few afternoon thunderstorms, especially south of a Sandusky to Medina to Akron to Youngstown line. The storms will likely contain heavy rains and some gusty winds. Highs will range from near 86 degrees in Cleveland to closer to 90 degrees from Wooster to Canton.

Friday night football may be interrupted by a brief thundershower. Most games will stay dry once the sun goes down. Evening temperatures will start in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Lows by sunrise will click down to near 70 degrees.

Isolated storms are possible again Saturday afternoon with highs near 88. Sunday and Monday look hot and dry with highs both days near 90!

Previous Discussion - THURSDAY FORECAST: Storms fired over the lake throughout much of the overnight but died quickly as they shifted south and east. Additional storms starting popping over the lake this morning and dropped nearly an inch of rain quickly in Lake and Ashtabula counties.  This wet weather has since moved out of the area.  More widespread rain chances come later today

Staying warm and muggy morning with temperatures within a degree or two of 70. Skies are partly cloudy.

A weak back-door cold front drops in from the northeast this afternoon and then becomes stationary between Cleveland and Canton tonight. This front will interact with the warm temperatures and extreme humidity to create a few thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. Highs will climb up to between 84 and 86 degrees.

The stalled front will drift back north as a warm front on Friday. I expect a few more isolated afternoon thunder storms during the afternoon near the front. Highs will reach back up to near 85 degrees.

Saturday stays warm with highs in the upper 80s with a few isolated afternoon storms. Sunday and Monday look HOT and DRY! Highs near 90 will be common both days, with lots of hazy sunshine!

Our next best rain chance hits next Tuesday with cooler temperatures as well.

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