Northeast Ohio weather: Widespread rain arrives Thursday, first flakes of the season late this weekend

Northeast Ohio weather: Widespread rain arrives Thursday, first flakes of the season late this weekend
Northeast Ohio weather: Morning drizzle clears to partly cloudy sky on Wednesday afternoon

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - We finished the day on a nice, dry note, but rain will return to the region early tomorrow morning.

Northeast Ohio weather: Morning drizzle clears to partly cloudy sky on Wednesday afternoon

What gives?

What’s the cause for this next round of rain?

Interestingly enough, it’s going to be (what will be left of) Hurricane Zeta, which made landfall along the Gulf Coast earlier this evening.

Widespread rain will move into southern, central, and northeast Ohio as Zeta’s remnants move northeast into southern Appalachia and then, eventually, into the Mid-Atlantic.

Expect a cold rain during the day Thursday.

Highs will only top out in the upper 40s.

Once Thursday’s rain moves out, our focus will turn to a very chilly Halloween weekend forecast.

Saturday will be beautiful, but it will be colder-than-average, with highs only climbing into the upper 40s.

We will be dry for Trick-or-Treating, with temperatures in the mid 40s during the early evening hours of your Saturday.

As our next cold front approaches on Sunday, clouds will increase, and showers will move in Sunday morning from the west.

Temperatures will fall behind the front, making for a nippy afternoon Sunday.

As temperatures continue to fall on Sunday night, we do expect the first flakes of the season to fall across northeast Ohio, especially in the Snow Belt, where we expect our first accumulating snow of Fall 2020.

Stay tuned!

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