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FORECAST: Rain, storms and cooler temperatures

We're in store for a refreshing change this weekend.

CLEVELAND — Those of you who wanted cooler temperatures will enjoy this weekend. However, we just have to get through what will likely be a storm afternoon for NE Ohio.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely to pop up after lunch. Wind gusts out of the south up to 50 mph are expected as some strong storms move across Northeast Ohio. Some of these storms could be strong to severe. Hail could  be a possibility and some areas could see some flash flooding. Some parts of NE Ohio could receive between a half to two inches of rain. The good news is this is a fast moving system on the leading edge of a cold front. By 9pm, the bad weather should exit our region.  

Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 70s today but much cooler air will settle in behind this system. Clear skies and cooler temps are expected Saturday, with a high around 68 degrees. Sunday some of us could be waking up to temperatures in the upper 40s so hopefully you haven't put away those jackets or sweaters just yet.

Looking long term, we will see the jet stream shift back Northward. That will allow some much warmer air to return to NE Ohio by the middle point of next week.

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►EXTENDED FORECAST | 7-day outlook

TODAY: Showers and thunderstorms become likely. Breezy with winds gusting from the south over 25 mph. High of 78.

SATURDAY: Clearing skies and cooler. High 68.

SUNDAY: Sunny skies. High 64. (However, it will be cooler near the lakeshore.)

MONDAY:  Sunny skies and pleasant. High 70.

TUESDAY: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 74.

WEDNESDAY:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 78.

THURSDAY:  Partly cloudy. High 77.


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