A hot and humid air mass will remain in place across Ohio today. A cold front over the Great Lakes will move slowly southward toward the area this afternoon. This front will bring a chance of scattered thunderstorms to northern Ohio this afternoon.
Yesterday, we saw one of the hottest September days on record across northeastern Ohio with many locations reaching the mid to upper 90s. Today, the added cloud cover and scattered storms should help to keep temperatures down by a few degrees. Afternoon highs today are expected to reach the upper 80s to low 90s.
Tonight will be partly to mostly cloudy and muggy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. A few storms this evening could produce strong winds and hail. Lows tonight will be in the upper 60s.
On Thursday, the cold front will move southward across the area. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely throughout the day. It will not be as hot with highs reaching the mid to upper 70s.
A secondary cold front will move southward across the area Thursday night. This front will usher in a much cooler air mass. There will be widespread shower activity with the front, then scattered lake effect/enhanced showers will continue overnight Thursday night and through the day on Friday as the cooler air settles across the area. Lows Thursday night will be around 50 with highs on Friday in the upper 50s to low 60s.
High pressure will build across the area bringing drier weather for the weekend. Temperatures will remain cool with Highs in the mid 60s on Saturday and near 70 on Sunday. Lows will be in the upper 30s to mid 40s.