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Showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon and through the weekend

Forecast Map: May 9, 2014
Forecast Map: May 9, 2014Jason Warren

Warm and humid air will continue to stream northward across Ohio today. A cold front will approach the state from the west later this afternoon, and scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible.

Showers and thunderstorms will be possible tonight through Saturday as the front slowly makes its way southeastward across northern Ohio. The front will become stationary just south of the area by Saturday night.

The front will return northward as a warm front on Sunday. While we may see a break in the showers and storms Saturday night through early Sunday, the threat will return Sunday afternoon as the warm front moves through.

Here is the forecast: For today, it will be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon. Highs will be near 80 degrees. Winds SW 10-15 mph.

Tonight, mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows will be around 60. Winds SW 10-15 mph.

Saturday, mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s. Winds SW 10-15 mph.

Saturday night, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the evening. Lows will be around 50.

Sunday, partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s.

Extended Analysis: Low pressure will move from the mid Mississippi Valley northeastward into the Great Lakes on Monday. Warm and humid air will spread northward across our area. We will see scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day Monday.

Monday night and Tuesday, scattered showers and storms will continue as a cold front approaches from the west. The front will sweep across the area Tuesday night or early Wednesday ushering in much cooler temperatures for the second half of the week.

Here is the extended forecast: Sunday night, partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid to upper 50s.

Monday, partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s.

Monday night, mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows will be around 60.

Tuesday, mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs will be near 80.

Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows will be around 60.

Wednesday, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs will be around 70.

Forecaster Jason Warren