You've waited long enough, and thankfully after a few cloudy, gloomy, windy and wet days, the sunshine is expected to return! Skies should gradually begin to clear this evening as an area of low pressure to our south continues its track toward the east coast taking the clouds and rain with it. We'll remain cool; however, with temps falling into the 30s overnight.

Thursday should be a phenomenal day in the Buckeye State after a chilly morning start. Although a northerly breeze off of Lake Erie will keep us on the cool side along the North Coast, temperatures inland should easily make it into the 50s with lots of well-deserved SUNSHINE. Please keep in mind that if you plan on heading out to get some fresh air to observe the 6-foot social-distancing guidelines at our metro parks and other outdoor recreation areas.

We should keep things rain-free overnight tonight through Saturday afternoon, so you may need to water your plans come Friday. A building thermal ridge in the Midwest will allow for temperatures to soar not only in the 50s by late week, but perhaps even into the 60s (especially inland) by this weekend!

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►EXTENDED FORECAST | 7-day outlook

TODAY: Isolated showers otherwise gradual clearing.. Upper 40s.

THURSDAY: Becoming partly to mostly sunny. Cool. Low 50s.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies with late day clouds. Mild. Near 60.

SATURDAY: Sun with increasing cloudiness. Low 60s.

SUNDAY: Showers likely but remaining mild. Low 60s.


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