Northeast Ohio Weather: Wind-driven round of rain & wet snow Wednesday afternoon; ALERT for Friday night - Saturday

Published: Mar. 28, 2023 at 1:32 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 28, 2023 at 10:04 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Any lingering cloud cover will clear out overnight, allowing temperatures to fall into the low 30s by morning.

Some inland communities may dip down into the upper 20s.

Our next system will arrive on Wednesday in the form of an afternoon cold front.

Rain showers will develop after 1:00 p.m., and as the front moves through and temperatures rapidly fall, wet snow will mix in with the rain.

The peak timing for snow will be between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m tomorrow.

This snow won’t amount to much, but a quick coating is possible on grassy and elevated (untreated) surfaces.

Wednesday will also feature strong winds from the southwest, sustained at 20 to 25 mph, gusting upwards of 30 to 40 mph.

We’ll get a break in the rain on Thursday but widespread showers will return to the area on Friday.

Winds will also be picking up Friday, peaking Friday night into Saturday.

A 19 First Alert Weather Day has been issued for Friday night into Saturday for strong winds.

Gusts of 50 to 60 mph are possible during this time.

The power outage potential is high Friday night into Saturday morning.

Tree and property damage is also possible.