FORECAST: Clouds, rain and a gradual warm-up helping thaw/melt our snow this weekend

CLEVELAND - Meteorologist Jason Nicholas says to expect showers Sunday night with lows near 50. Winds will begin to increase on Monday.

A High Wind Watch is in effect for Monday afternoon with south winds 25-35mph and gusts near 50-60mph.

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A High Wind Watch is in effect for Monday afternoon with south winds 25-35mph and gusts near 50-60mph.


Clouds lingering today as temperatures warm into the lower 50s! That means we're thawing out and melting our snow. Our next shot at rain comes this evening and overnight into Monday. Plan on pockets of heavy rain and gusty winds as our next storm rolls through. Temperatures Monday soar to near 60º before the cold front surges through. We'll drop drastically from near 60º  Monday afternoon down into the 30s by early Tuesday. May even see a little Lake Effect snow Tuesday morning. 

THANKSGIVING FORECAST: Temperatures most of the week will be in the 30s during the afternoons with only a few shots at snow. The best shot at snow will be on Thanksgiving as a quick moving Clipper slides through Ohio. Plan on light snow with minor accumulations. Wednesday looks like a goo travel day though!



We will continue to track warmer air into the region moving through Sunday as highs will warm into the upper 50s. In fact, it'll be the warmest air we've seen here since Nov 11 when we reached 66.

Rain continues today, as temperatures surge into the lower 40s. Thankfully, temperatures will be above freezing by 11am. Roads will still be icy east of I-77 though until about lunchtime. Plan on an afternoon in the lower 40s with a cloudy sky and a few showers. Ice will NOT be a factor this afternoon. As a matter of fact, we only drop into the upper 30s overnight so we shouldn't see any refreezing overnight. Showers taper off by midday Sunday as we jump into the 50s. Some spots hit 60º Monday as rain returns. Plan on a rainy start to the work week followed by MUCH colder air and even some snow by Thanksgiving. 


Moisture will outrun the front during the morning hours on Saturday before temperatures rise above freezing. For that reason, I'll mention some freezing rain, especially west of Interstate 77. By 10 am, temperatures should rise above 32 degrees everywhere, ending the icy threat. A few isolated rain showers are possible during the afternoon under cloudy skies. High temperatures by sunset will reach into the lower and middle 40s.

Warm air will continue to surge into Ohio on Sunday. More rain showers are likely during the day with highs between 50 & 55 degrees. The warmest day of the week will be Monday, as temperatures jump up to between 56 and 62 degrees. But that warmth comes with a price. Rain showers are likely during the afternoon, with very gusty winds as well. Colder air returns the rest of Thanksgiving week with highs in the 30s.



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