A strong cold front has now pushed east of the area. Deep low pressure centered just north of Lake Huron will gradually move eastward today as high pressure builds across the Ohio Valley. A tight pressure gradient between these systems will promote strong winds across northeastern Ohio today.
Lingering showers early this morning will end quickly with skies becoming partly cloudy. High temperatures today will range from the mid 50s to around 60 degrees. Winds SW 20-35 mph with gusts in excess of 50 mph possible.
Winds will gradually shift to the west or west-northwest tonight as cooler air spreads across the area. Another cold front will approach from the northwest late tonight. Skies will become mostly cloudy and scattered lake effect/enhanced rain showers will develop, mainly across the snow belt areas east of Akron and Cleveland. Lows will fall to the low to mid 40s. Winds W 10-20 mph.
On Saturday, the cold front will move through early in the day, and a cool upper level trough will settle southward across the area during the afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy and cool with scattered rain showers. Temperatures could fall a few degrees during the afternoon and rain showers could become mixed with a little sleet or wet snow. Highs will be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. Winds W 5-15 mph.
Saturday night and Sunday, a cool upper level trough will be in place across the area. It will be mostly cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers likely across the snow belt. Outside of the snow belt, it will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of a rain or snow shower. Lows Saturday night will be in the low to mid 30s with highs on Sunday reaching the low to mid 40s.
Looking ahead: High pressure will build across the area on Monday and Tuesday bringing fair weather and moderating temperatures. Highs on Monday will reach the upper 40s with highs on Tuesday reaching the mid to upper 50s.
Clouds will increase along with the threat of rain on Wednesday as our next weather system approaches from the west. Highs on Wednesday will climb to around 60 degrees.