Gas Prices Up, Warmer Tuesday, Sandusky Sentencing Tuesday

Average retail gasoline prices in Cleveland have risen 6.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.76/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.80/g, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices in Cleveland during the past week, prices Sunday were 50.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 1.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 37.2 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

Today will be a sunny, warmer day as high pressure moves in. Tuesday looks to be even nicer, as the sunshine continues and we heat up to 60. Tuesday night into Wednesday morning brings our next chance at some showers with a cold front.

Attorneys in the Jerry Sandusky case will meet with a judge today - one day ahead of sentencing for the convicted child rapist. Prosecutors and Sandusky's lawyers are schedule for a private meeting with Judge John Cleland. They will discuss matters related to the two court sessions tomorrow.  The first will be a hearing to determine whether Sandusky is a violent sexual predator. The second will be the formal sentencing where Sandusky will learn his punishment. The Patriot News has reported Sandusky will speak in his own defense, reading a statement he has been working on while in jail since his conviction in June. Sandusky, a former Penn State University assistant football coach, was found guilty on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. He faces life in prison when sentenced Tuesday.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager