I was in Cleveland earlier this month. It was a little chilly, and rather rainy. Can we expect more of the same to begin this week?
At 1251PM, ET, Cleveland was reporting a temperature of 50 degrees. The flow was off of Lake Erie, and on the lakefront, temperatures were only in the mid 40s. While a severe outbreak is on the horizon for the central Plains today, a warm up is expected in Cleveland, as the fertile air cycles in ahead of the area of low pressure.
Starting as early tomorrow, however, that flow will begin to tap into the cold front bringing the heavy weather to the Mississippi Valley. Tomorrow will start dry, but the warm front will move into the region in the late morning, starting a day filled with stratiform rain. The warm sector will move through in the afternoon, and an extremely active prefrontal trough will bring thunderstorms to the region starting in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, and will bring very heavy rain to the region. The cold front itself won’t be in town until the next morning, so a precipitous drop in temperatures is not expected.
Tomorrow – Rain, High 59, Low 42
Tuesday – Bands of heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms… but warmer! High 62, Low 51
TWC: Tomorrow – Rain / Thunder High 55, Low 45
Tuesday – Rain / Thunder High 64, Low 55
AW: Tomorrow – Periods of rain from late morning on High 60, Low 42
Tuesday – Breezy; some rain and a thunderstorm in the morning followed by a t-storm in the afternoon High 67, Low 51
NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers, then occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm High 64, Low 45
Tuesday – Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Cloudy, High 70, Low 55
WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning…then occasional showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 64, Low 45
Tuesday – Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. High 69, Low 55
WN: Tomorrow – Isolated Showers High 64, Low 45
Tuesday – Occasional Showers High 70, Low 55
Take a a look at the satellite. That is a daunting wave headed into the Ohio Valley.