Throughout today, our next cold front will be racing toward us. In the meantime, temperatures will soar. Some spots may even touch 70 degrees.
Along with the warmth comes the wind: afternoon gusts could reach as high as 40 miles per hour. Rain will also be on the increase.
By 3 p.m., scattered light rain showers spreading through NE OH. The widespread heavy rain will hold just west of our area.
Between 3 and 5 p.m., heavy rain, thunder and lightning will expand east in an area that will stretch from Toledo to Columbus to the Ohio-Penn. state line.
Between 5 and 8 p.m., strong to severe storms will be impacting most, if not
all, of northeast Ohio. The strongest storms will have heavy rain, frequent lightning and the potential for winds gusting to 60 miles per hour. I can't rule out the possibility of hail up to an inch - about the size of a quarter.
Many communities' trick or treat times are from 5 to 8 p.m.