Northeast Ohio Weather: Warmer with rain chances for the weekend

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Happy Friday! We're starting off the day with TEMPERATURES IN THE 40S! There are a couple of sprinkles making their way into our western counties, most of us will stay dry through the day, but rain will start to move in south late tonight. I went for it today with a high temperature of 50° in Cleveland. Not too bad for December, right? We won't be breaking any record highs, but it will be a nice and mainly dry afternoon across NE Ohio.

In terms of rain, I can't say we're going to stay completely dry Saturday. The big storm system to our south that's going to first bring a few rain chances overnight tonight will bring better rain chances for all of us Saturday afternoon as an area of low pressure moves into the Ohio River Valley. It won't be a total washout, but expect scattered rain with pockets of heavier rain at times Saturday afternoon and evening. A few showers will linger into Sunday morning.

Temperature wise, we're still looking good for the weekend. Overnight temps will only drop into the upper 30s, and highs both days will be in the low 40s.

Colder air returns Monday as a cold front pushes through overnight Sunday. This could fire up a few flurries, mainly for the snowbelt. High temperatures will only stay in the upper 30s for the start of the week, then gradually warm into the low 40s by Wednesday.

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