Forecast: Dry tonight, flurries on Valentine's Day
Mark Johnson, newsnet5.com
3:58 AM, Feb 12, 2013
9:27 PM, Feb 12, 2013
8:00 pm Update: Skies are clear to partly cloudy for now across Northern Ohio. More clouds will creep in after midnight tonight. Low temperatures will drop down to near 25 degrees.
Wednesday will stay dry as well. Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy thru the day as a low pressure passes to our south. High temperatures will reach back up into the upper 30s.
A weak Alberta Clipper will slide into the Great lakes on Valentine's Day. I would expect an isolated rain or snow shower during the afternoon and evening. That's shouldn't slow you down too much as you head out to celebrate with your significant other. Temperatures ahead of the Clipper on Thursday should get up to near 40 degrees.
5:00 pm Update: A patch of clear skies will slide northward across Ohio this evening, providing us with a few hours of starry skies. Clouds from the west and south will filter back in later tonight. Everyone will stay dry. Evening temperatures will hang in the lower 30s. Lows tonight will fall back in to the middle and upper 20s.
Temps are in the low 30s across the north with clouds, while sunshine is pushing temps into the mid 30s across the south. I expect that cloud deck to slowly move north... and by the end of the day, for some of us along the lakeshore to see a blend of clouds and sun.
Morning temperatures are in the low 30s under cloudy skies. Expect breezy conditions to continue through lunchtime. Winds are gusting to 25 mph near the lake with scattered flurries east of Cleveland.
Cloud cover is thick right now, but high pressure building across the Midwest will eventually clear the sky from south to north this afternoon. Highs will hit the mid-30s.
Clouds return tonight as low pressure moves from the south toward the Mid-Atlantic. Behind this system, expect gradual clearing Wednesday afternoon and highs in the upper 30s.
Our next chance of rain comes late Thursday as a cold front approaches from the Great Lakes. Thursday will be one of the warmer days of the week with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Great weather for Valentine's Day!
A cold front will quickly pass Friday morning, dropping temperatures to the low 30s. Scattered snow showers are likely Friday, Saturday and Sunday as cold air spills across the Great Lakes.
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