19 First Alert Weather Day: Warm stretch comes to an end, heavy rainfall returns to Northeast Ohio Friday

Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 1:29 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2022 at 1:54 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Sunshine and mild temperatures continue into this afternoon and evening.

It has been breezy in spots and with vegetation abnormally dry at this time, it does increase our fire concerns through tonight.

Moisture and more heat starts to build in Thursday as daytime highs return to the upper 60s.

Clouds return Thursday evening which signals bigger changes for us by Friday.

The team has decided to issue a 19 First Alert Weather Day for Friday due to heavy rainfall that could lead to flash flooding concerns.

Steady rain will move in Friday morning and not exit Northeast Ohio until Friday night.

During this time, 1″ to 3″ of rainfall will be possible as the remnants from Tropical Storm Nicole provide the moisture to fuel these heavier downpours.

Once this system exits to the east Friday night, cold air settles in.

Chilly temperatures with daytime highs into the upper 30s and lower 40s looks likely through the weekend.

Cooler air moving over warmer Lake Erie waters should help to provide some lake effect rain and snow showers both days.