The National Weather Service in Cleveland is forecasting showers and thunderstorms likely before 2 a.m. tonight, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
For Saturday, the weather is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Saturday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 79. West wind 6 to 8 mph.
The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Portage County in northeastern Ohio...
Southern Geauga County in northeastern Ohio...
Summit County in northeastern Ohio...
* Until 9 a.m.
* At 7:56 a.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near South Russell to near Brecksville to
Hinckley, moving east at 40 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.
IMPACT...Expect damage to trees and power lines.
* Locations impacted include...
Akron, Ravenna, Cuyahoga Falls, Kent, Barberton, Green, Solon,
Hudson, Twinsburg, Tallmadge, Streetsboro, Macedonia, Mogadore,
South Russell, Middlefield, Garrettsville, Burton, Mantua,
Chesterland and Stow.
Rain is on the way, but thunderstorms are not expected until later on Friday, according to the National Weather Service's Cleveland office.
A low-pressure system tracking from the west across southern Ohio Thursday is the harbinger of a cold front expected to pass through Northeast Ohio Friday afternoon, the service reports. Friday afternoon highs are expected to be in the mid-80s.
The cold front will cross the region Friday night with thunderstorms, followed by cooler air and lake-effect showers into Saturday. Showers will end Saturday night as a high pressure system develops and a warm front locates north of Lake Erie on Sunday.
Highs are projected to be in the mid 70s on Saturday, with warmer temperatures back in the mid-80s under mostly sunny skies on Sunday.