19 First Alert Weather Day: Heavy rain overnight and through tomorrow morning; more rain on the way this weekend

Published: Mar. 22, 2023 at 1:49 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 22, 2023 at 2:31 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A strong cold front will move into northeast Ohio on Thursday.

This system will pull plentiful moisture into the area.

Scattered showers will move in from the west after 7:00 p.m. today.

Some embedded thunderstorms are possible, but we are not forecasting severe weather.

The main issue with this system will be pockets of heavy rain, which may lead to some nuisance flooding and ponding.

Periods of rain will continue through tomorrow morning.

Expect wet roads and reduced visibility on the morning commute.

By 2:00 p.m. Thursday, the heaviest rain will depart.

Isolated, hit or miss showers will remain possible through the rest of the afternoon.

Temperatures will rapidly rise into the upper 50s and lower 60s by lunchtime tomorrow, and as the rain moves away, colder air will spill in.

Temperatures will tumble into the mid 40s by mid-to-late afternoon.

Friday will be sharply cooler with highs only in the low 40s.

Other than some light rain in the morning, Friday is beginning to trend drier.

However, our next system will be waiting in the wings at that point!

Widespread rain will return to the region on Friday night, and the rain will continue into Saturday.

Saturday will be wet and windy with rumbles of thunder.

Winds may gust upwards of 45 to 50 mph.

There is an isolated damaging wind threat with this early-weekend system, and we will need to monitor that closely over the coming days.