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FORECAST: Heavy rain & cooler temps moving in

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Posted at 5:15 AM, Sep 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-20 16:05:26-04

CLEVELAND — Fall begins Wednesday at 3:22 pm. Are you ready for cooler Fall-like weather?

Skies will be cloudy tonight with a few rain showers moving in after midnight. Lows will hang in the 60s.

A slow moving weather system and cold front will meander across the area Tuesday afternoon through early Thursday morning. Widespread heavy rain is likely with this system, especially Wednesday. Rainfall totals of 2-4 inches can be expected for many of us through mid-week with isolated higher amounts. This will likely lead to some flooding in spots into Thursday.

Rain showers move in beginning Tuesday. Some of the rain could be heavy at times, especially west of Interstate 71 late Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will be held down a bit in the middle 70s.

MUCH cooler air surging in behind this system will bring in an entirely new season. Fall officially starts Wednesday and syncing up is a big pattern flip. Highs in the 60s, lows in the 40s and 50s... We haven't felt this since May!

FORECAST HEADLINES

  • A few showers, mainly west
  • T-showers overnight into Tuesday
  • Scattered t-showers Tuesday
  • Widespread heavy rain Wednesday
  • Higher risk for flooding midweek
  • Temps dropping midweek
  • Fall begins at 3:21 pm Wednesday
  • Staying cool through the weekend

DETAILED FORECAST

Monday Night: Cloudy with a few showers, mainly west. | Low: 68º

Tuesday: Rain increasing, could be heavy later. Not as warm. | High: 75º

Wednesday: Widespread rain and storms with falling temperatures. Threat for flooding.| High: 67º

Thursday: A few lingering showers, chilly. | High: 60º

Friday: Partly cloudy. Mild. | High: 70º

Saturday: Showers. Mild. | High: 67º

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Mild. | High: 65º

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