FORECAST: Wet & Cooler for Thursday

Posted at 6:13 AM, Feb 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-15 22:23:12-05

CLEVELAND — A cold front will sag southward through the region overnight. Temperatures will cool down quickly as a result into the upper 30s and lower 40s by sunrise Thursday. Clouds will gradually thicken from the west as winds quiet down.

Thursday's weather looks wild! The front that went south overnight will lift back north as a warm front during the day on Thursday. The big question is: How far north will that front lift? Right now, it looks like our southern counties will watch temperatures slowly rise thru the 50s by late afternoon and perhaps even hit 60 degrees again during the evening hours on the south side of the warm front. But the front probably wont reach our lakeshore communities. This means that Downtown Cleveland as well as areas close to Lake Erie may not see temperatures lift out of the 30s during the day on Thursday with chilly rain showers on and off. We may briefly see temperatures bump into the 40s Thursday evening as a low pressure center moves directly overhead. Farther south, toward Akron/Canton, where temperatures warm to near 60 degrees, isolated thunderstorms could produce a brief damaging wind gust or two!

Temperatures will crash Friday, as a cold front moves through the region late Thursday. The chill does not last long! We will rebound into the upper 30s to around 40 by next Saturday, with some more sunshine.

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What To Expect:

  • Cooler tonight
  • Scattered rain & thunder on Thursday
  • Chilly near Lake Erie Thursday
  • Warmer inland with storms
  • Snow possible Friday

Daily Breakdown:

Wednesday Night: Clouds thicken.| Low: 37º

Thursday: ALERT- Isolated Severe Storms Possible south. Rain likely. Strong PM storms possible near US Rt 30.| High: 40º in Cleveland; Near 60º for Akron/Canton

Friday: Temps crash! Few snow showers | High: 28º

Saturday: More sunshine. Not as cold. | High: 45º

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Mild. | High: 51º

Monday: More clouds. PM showers. Mild. | High: 47º

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