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Dry and pleasant weather expected today and Thursday

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Sunny and dry weather is expected across northern Ohio today as high pressure builds across the region from the west. Temperatures will be comfortable for mid April.

The fair weather will continue tonight and Thursday as the high gradually shifts off to our east. It will become rather windy on Thursday as a strong southerly flow of milder air sets up across the Ohio Valley and eastern Great Lakes. Temperatures on Thursday will rise into the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

Clouds will increase Thursday night as a cold front moves southward across the Great Lakes and into Ohio. Scattered showers are likely as well.

On Friday, the front will move away and high pressure will build back across the state from the west.

Here is the forecast: For today, it will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 50s. Winds NW 5-10 mph.

Tonight, mostly clear with lows in the mid 30s. Winds W 5-10 mph.

Thursday, partly sunny, breezy and warmer with highs near 70. Winds SW 15-25 mph.

Thursday night, mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows will be around 40.

Friday, mostly cloudy early, then becoming partly sunny. Highs will be around 60 degrees.

Extended Analysis: The weekend will start off quite pleasant with high pressure in control of the weather. Temperatures will be comfortable and skies will be mostly sunny Saturday.

We will see a chance of showers on Sunday as a cold front approaches from the west. The front will cross the area Sunday night, but a trough of low pressure is forecast to linger across the region. This will maintain the cloud cover across the area along with the threat of showers early next week.

Here is the extended forecast: Friday night, mostly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 30s.

Saturday will be partly sunny with highs in the low to mid 60s.

Saturday night, increasing clouds with lows in the 40s.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs on Sunday will reach the mid to upper 60s.

Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 40s.

Monday, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s.



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