Northeast Ohio weather: Fall temperatures have officially arrived

Get ready to fall into the 40s overnight

Northeast Ohio weather: Fall temperatures have officially arrived
(Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A cold front moved through the area this morning. This has ushered in much cooler, drier air. High pressure over the Plains states will expand east into the area Friday and Saturday. The high will move even farther east to the East Coast on Sunday, allowing warmer air to stream into northern Ohio.

Short Term Forecast:

Good afternoon! It certainly feels a bit different out there today, doesn’t it? We were in the 70s when the clock struck midnight. Now this afternoon we’re down in the 50s. Brr!

Forecast: Friday showers loom, and frost may crop up this weekend

Temperatures will continue to fall through the night. By the time you wake up tomorrow morning, we’ll be in the mid 40s. A few spots away from Lake Erie may drop into the lower 40s. It wouldn’t surprise me if we had a few upper 30s out there on Friday morning.

In terms of rain chances, they’re minimal until tomorrow afternoon. A few hit or miss lake effect rain showers are possible overnight and into tomorrow morning. These are most likely downwind of Lake Erie.

A Change For Friday’s Forecast:

I mentioned above a chance of a few lake effect rain showers on Friday morning. We should be nice and dry for the late-morning and early afternoon hours.

The change we made was bumping up the chance for rain on Friday evening. Our latest model guidance indicates that a wave of rain will move through after 5:00 PM. This is bad news for high school football. We are not forecasting any dangerous winds or lightning, but it will be a raw, wet evening.

Highs will only top out in the low 50s on Friday. You’ll need to wear something warm and waterproof if you have plans tomorrow evening. Rain will hang around for much of the night.

Weekend Outlook:

Saturday: A few lake effect rain showers in the morning. Highs in the low 50s. Sunday: Increasing clouds and warmer temperatures. Highs in the low 60s.

Patchy frost is possible Saturday morning and Sunday morning, as overnight lows will fall into the lower 40s.

Cooler Air Hangs Around:

Monday’s high: 51° Tuesday’s high: 54° Wednesday’s high: 53°

We’ll return to the 60s by Thursday.

After a few showers on Monday, we should be dry through Thursday.

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