Awesome Weather, Gas Prices Fall, Woman Set on Fire - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Awesome Weather, Gas Prices Fall, Woman Set on Fire

We'll start out with full sunshine today, but the clouds will increase this afternoon before showers and thunderstorms arrive tonight along a warm front. This warm front will remain across our area into Tuesday with most of these storms remaining north of Akron. As the front lifts north later Tuesday, sunny skies return Wednesday with temperatures heading into the mid-70s. Thursday we could be close to tying or breaking the current record of 80.

Average retail gasoline prices in Cleveland have fallen 18.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67/g, according to gasoline price website ClevelandGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Cleveland during the past week, prices Sunday were 12.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 29.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 14.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 20.1 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

A Winnsboro, LA woman is hospitalized in critical condition after someone set her on fire. According to the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office, Sharmeka Moffitt was on a walking trail in a city park when she was attacked. It happened about 8 p.m. Sunday evening. She was taken to a hospital in Winnsboro and then transported to LSU Hospital in Shreveport. The story went viral Sunday evening on Twitter and Facebook. Many of the posts speculated the attack was a hate crime. However, the sheriff's office confirmed with KSLA News 12 that Moffitt was not wearing a President Obama t-shirt, despite claims on social media that the t-shirt is what provoked the attack.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager

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