Northeast Ohio weather: High heat and Friday storms

It has been a HOT day out there. Humidity levels have also climbed today. Whew! We’ll remain warm and humid through the night.

Northeast Ohio weather: High heat and Friday storms
Tune into Cleveland 19 for the most accurate weather updates Friday. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - From Meteorologist Samantha Roberts:

Weather Scenario:

A warm front will lift northward to Lake Erie this afternoon. Low pressure over the central Plains will move into the western Great Lakes tonight. Meanwhile, the warm front will continue to move north into Ontario. An associated cold front will swing through Friday evening.

Forecast: Storms headed this way Friday

Short Term Forecast:

Good afternoon! It has been a HOT day out there. Humidity levels have also climbed today. Whew! We’ll remain warm and humid through the night. Temperatures will only fall into the lower 70s by early tomorrow morning.

We should have fair skies for the rest of the afternoon. There is still just the slightest chance of a passing shower or storm before 8:00 PM. Otherwise, we’ll be okay for the Browns game and the Indians game.

You’ll want to dress for Summer though!

First Alert Weather Day Friday:

Most of your Friday will just be hot and humid. Highs will return to the upper 80s. It wouldn’t surprise me if a few spots hit 90°. Unlike today, tomorrow will be hot and humid right out of the gate.

We need to start closely monitoring the weather by about 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. That is when a line of storms will move into our western counties. The line will be moving east into Cuyahoga County by 6:00 PM or so.

The storms will continue to push east and southeast through the early evening hours. The storms should clear our area by 10:00 PM.

Some storms embedded within this line may be strong to severe. The main threat will be damaging wind. However, large hail, heavy rain, and frequent lightning will also be present.

This may delay tomorrow night’s Tribe game, as well as our local high school football match-ups.

A Taste of Fall Arrives:

Fall begins on Saturday. Right on cue, it is going to cool down behind Friday’s cold front.

Saturday’s high: 65° Sunday’s high: 69°

Our nights will be cooling down as well. Overnight lows will fall into the 50s from Friday night through Sunday night.

Other than a lake effect sprinkle or two on Saturday, the weekend will be dry. Sunday will feature the most sunshine.

Looking Ahead:

As we roll through the second half of September, things do look significantly cooler. I have us in the 70s from Monday through Wednesday of next week. Next Thursday we may not even get out of the 60s. Brr!

Rain chances will be increasing next week too. Currently, we expect rain to move in late Monday. Showers and storms will be around through Wednesday morning.

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