FORECAST | Next cold front arriving Sunday with rain, wind, and waves

By | November 15, 2020

Rain will move in early Sunday morning as gusty winds take over from the south before switching out of the west in the evening (gusts over 40 MPH)

CLEVELAND — Here we go… get ready for some weather whiplash. A nice Saturday evening will finish up with clouds moving in from the west as our next cold front approaches Ohio with strong winds, large waves, and rain for Sunday. Wind advisories will go into effect area-wide on Sunday.

Other than a spotty shower after sunset on Saturday, the majority of light-to-moderate rain will move in after midnight into Sunday morning. While thunderstorms are not expected, there may be a few isolated rumbles of thunder.

MIDNIGHT – 7 AM:  Isolated shower

7 AM – NOON:  Widespread rain

NOON – Evening:  Isolated shower, lake shower

The cold front should finish sweeping through near 1-2 PM Sunday as the majority of the rain pushes east.

Rainfall totals will near a half inch by Sunday evening.

Strong winds will blow over Northeast Ohio throughout most of the day. Expect southerly winds in the morning (15 – 25 MPH, gusts near 40 MPH), and westerly winds in the afternoon/evening (20 – 30 MPH, gusts near 50 MPH). Winds should die back down below 20 MPH by Monday morning.

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Some scattered power outages may be possible Sunday evening.

Maximum wave heights will near 10 feet along Lake Erie’s southern shores, especially east of downtown Cleveland, especially Sunday afternoon and evening when we get more westerly winds.

After the front passes through, we’ll expect some clouds coming off the lake for the next few days with a few rounds for light rain/snow showers. We’ll stay chilly in the 30s/40s through Wednesday.

TONIGHT: Clouds increasing with light showers, winds picking up. Low 50s.

SUNDAY: Rain likely (near 0.5″) and windy. 50s dropping to 40s/30s.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy with a stray lake rain/snow shower. Mid 40s.

TUESDAY: Lake snow flurries. Low 40s.

WEDNESDAY: Clouds slowly clearing. Low 40s.

THURSDAY:  Partly cloudy. Low 50s.

FRIDAY:  Mostly sunny. Mid 50s.

SATURDAY:  Mostly sunny. Mid 50s.

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