19 First Alert Weather Day: High winds and a wintry mix for Wednesday night

Northeast Ohio weather: High winds usher in chilled temps

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Multiple wind alerts remain in place across Northern Ohio this afternoon.

Residents should plan for the possibility of power outages. Are all of your devices charged? Are you working on the computer? I would recommend pressing save often. Do you know where your flashlights are? These are all good things to keep in mind through the afternoon and evening.

Unfortunately, these winds will not be dying down until tomorrow.

As far as the rest of today goes, plan for high winds all evening. Scattered rain showers will develop after 6:00 PM. Rain may mix with snow as the evening goes on.

This wintry mix will linger, mainly downwind of Lake Erie, through mid-morning tomorrow.

Accumulation will be light, if anything. The only areas where we could see 1” – 2” are in the Snow Belt, primarily in Geauga County. Be careful if you’ll be traveling around the area tonight.

By the time you wake up on Thanksgiving, winds will still be blustery. 30 mph gusts will be possible in the morning. As I mentioned above, winds will relax through the day.

Temperatures will be chilly. We’ll only top out around 40° on Thanksgiving.

We’ll fall back into the low 30s on Thanksgiving night, making for a chilly night/morning for Black Friday shoppers. Temperatures will slowly crawl into the low 40s on Friday afternoon.

Our second weather system of the week will arrive this weekend. This will bring us a mix of rain and snow (or sleet) on Saturday afternoon and evening. Saturday will be a very raw day with temperatures only in the 30s.

As temperatures rise on Saturday evening, the wintry mix will change to all rain. Rain will linger through Sunday morning.

Temperatures will fall back into the low 30s on Sunday night. Rain may mix with snow overnight Sunday into Monday.

Monday will also bring a wintry mix of rain and snow.

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