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FORECAST: Heat & humidity fueling STRONG storms this evening

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Posted at 6:01 AM, Jun 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-13 13:27:34-04

CLEVELAND — This week is a wild one! Strong storms likely this evening after a gorgeous afternoon. Plan on CLE near 80º and Akron near 88º. That extra heat inland will be the fuel for STRONG to SEVERE storms. Plan on damaging winds and flooding rain starting as early as this evening and overnight. These storms will be building northwest of Ohio this afternoon before heading our way tonight.

Significant wind damage is possible on the leading edge of this complex of storms followed by flooding rain. Make sure you're prepared for power outages and have a way to stay informed as these storms roll through.

We dry out Tuesday morning and shift our focus to the heat. Wednesday looks like our hottest day we've had since LAST July. Middle 90s likely with heat index reading 100 -105 or HIGHER. Thankfully it's only brief... Storms late Thursday are bringing MUCH cooler air for the weekend. So that means pleasant weather for Father's Day weekend!

FORECAST HEADLINES

  • Back in the 80s this afternoon (much warmer inland)
  • Higher severe threat this evening - early Tuesday
  • Temps soaring by the middle of the week, near records
  • More strong storms Thursday PM
  • Much cooler late week

DETAILED FORECAST:

Monday: Dry much of the day. Storms late could be severe with damaging wind and heavy rain.| High: 80º (86º in Akron)

Tuesday: Scattered rain & thunder early. Warmer. | High: 86º

Wednesday: VERY hot & humid. Near record heat.| High: 95º (Heat index 105º)

Thursday: Stays hot, with spotty strong pm storms.| High: 91º

Friday: Much cooler, drier. | High: 78º

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