FORECAST: Heavy Rain, Ice & Snow Moving Your Way

Posted at 6:20 AM, Feb 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-16 22:04:49-05

CLEVELAND — The WIND ADVISORY has been canceled for Northern Ohio

FLOOD WARNINGS have been issued for the Cuyahoga River at Independence, the Black River in Elyria and Killbuck Creek in Killbuck. No flooding is occurring at this time. However, moderate to major flooding is anticipated by late Friday afternoon.

A FLOOD WATCH has been issued for much of the area now thru at least 1 AM Friday morning. Some parts of the area could pick up 1-2" of rain by Thursday night. That heavy rain combined with rapid snow melt from warmer temps and possible ice jams will lead to an increased flood threat Thursday.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY takes effect from mid-afternoon Thursday thru 1am Friday for Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Summit, Medina, Lorain, Erie, Huron, Wayne, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca Counties. Expect rain to change over to freezing rain and sleet for a time late Thursday afternoon and evening and then transition to snow.

A few isolated rain showers are possible tonight ahead of our main area of rain which should arrive during the Thursday morning commute. Overnight lows will stays mild with temperatures hovering a few degrees either side of 50 all night long. Winds will continue to gust between 20 and 30 miles per hour. Further accelerating our rapid snow melt run-off.

Moderate to heavy rain is likely for much of the day on Thursday Expect an inch or two of rain during the day. Rivers and streams will likely begin to fill and I'm even concerned about ice jam flooding as well. Temperatures Thursday will start off in the low to mid 50s during the morning hours. As a slow moving cold front slides in from the northwest, we'll see temperatures falling into the 30s by late afternoon or evening. This will change our heavy rain over to scattered freezing rain and sleet for a time before we transition to scattered snow. A general 1 to 3 inch snowfall can be expected Thursday night, especially across the counties bordering Lake Erie. Low temperatures Friday morning will drop quickly into the teens with Friday afternoon highs staying in the 20s.

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  • A few showers tonight
  • Heavy rain Thursday
  • Temps fall Thursday PM
  • Colder with ice & snow Thursday night and into early Friday
  • Much colder Friday and Saturday
  • Dry & milder for All-Star Sunday


Wednesday Night: FLOOD WATCH! Isolated showers. Windy and much warmer. | Low: 50º

Thursday: FLOOD WATCH! WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY! Warm and wet with widespread rain. A wintry mix of ice and snow during the evening.| High: 55º

Friday: Few lingering snow showers. Much colder. | High: 22º

Saturday: Chilly with a scattered snow showers possible. | High: 27º

Sunday: Drying out with warmer temperatures expected. | High: 48º

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