Northeast Ohio weather: Wintertime is missing; do not return if found

Northeast Ohio weather: Wintertime is missing; do not return if found
GF Default - Northeast Ohio weather: Wintertime is missing; do not return if found

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - High pressure has returned for today! Rejoice! A trough of low pressure will move over the Great lakes region on Friday. This feature will stall northwest of us. Low pressure over the southern US will move east, tracking southeast of our area this weekend.

Northeast Ohio weather: Wintertime is missing; do not return if found

Short Term Forecast:

Good afternoon! Today has turned out to be a nice day, especially by December standards.

We do expect clouds to thicken back up across the area tonight. We won’t see any rain, and the clouds will keep things quite mild overnight.

We’re forecasting overnight lows in the mid and even a few upper 30s. Some of us may be hovering around 40° by dawn Friday. Is it December or early March?

Unusually Warm Friday:

Okay, maybe using the word “unusually” is a little dramatic. But hey, it is December. “Normal” highs are in the upper 30s this time of the year. We’re shooting for the upper 40s tomorrow! We won’t break any record highs, but we won’t be freezing either. (The record high in Cleveland for tomorrow’s date is 65°. That was set in 2015.) If you will recall, 2015 was an El Niño winter. It was warmer and drier than average.

Anyway, there is a chance of a few rain showers late in the day and overnight, mainly in our southern counties.

Weekend Outlook:

The southern storm I mentioned above is a little too close for comfort on Saturday. I’m not ready to call it a completely dry day.

Let’s keep a chance of showers in, especially in our southern counties. Don’t be surprised if we get some light rain as far north as Cleveland, especially late in the day and into the nighttime hours. The day, however, will not be a total washout.

A little light rain may linger into Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon will be dry.

Saturday’s high: 44°Sunday’s high: 44°

A cold front will swing through on Sunday night. This will bring us a shot for a few lake effect snow showers late Sunday night into Monday.

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