Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KCLE 032343 AFDCLE Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Cleveland OH 743 PM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020 .SYNOPSIS... A ridge of high pressure will remain in control across the region through tonight. A weak cold front will move across the area late Saturday and Saturday night High pressure will build across the region Sunday and Sunday night. A warm front will approach from the south on Monday. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/... No changes with this early evening update. Previous discussion follows. High pressure will continue to slowly build east across the region tonight through Saturday, providing dry conditions and mainly clear skies. Cloud cover will begin to increase from the west later Saturday as a weakening cold front approaches from the west. The front is expected to move across the area Saturday night, although recent model trends continues to reflect limited forcing and moisture, warranting only low chance/slight chance pops with a max of a few hundredths of rainfall. Lows tonight will drop into the low to upper 30s. Highs tomorrow will range from the low to mid 60s inland to only the mid/upper 50s near the lake. Lows tomorrow night will be in the upper 30s to low 40s. && .SHORT TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/... Any remaining showers should end from northwest to southeast into Sunday afternoon. If anyone sees rain it will be very light. High pressure takes control of the region Sunday night but will weaken as it drifts east on Monday. A warm front will approach the lake from the south Monday night. Rain chances will increase overnight. Highs Sunday should be in the 50s, slight cooler near the lakeshore. Warmer on Monday with high sin the 60s south. Cooler near the lake. Lows in the 30s Sunday night and the 40s to near 50 Monday night. && .LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/... Warm front will be over northern Ohio into NW PA on Tuesday with chances of rain continuing. Low pressure looks to cross Lake Erie Tuesday night with a cold front crossing the area at some point on Wednesday. Cooler in the wake of the front with temperatures falling enough for some snow to mix with the rain Thursday night with the approach of the next storm system. Warm on Tuesday with highs mostly in the 60s. Timing of the cold front will impact highs on Wednesday but believe most locations will see early highs in the 50s to mid 60s. Cooler Thursday into Friday with highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s. && .AVIATION /00Z Saturday THROUGH Wednesday/... Narrow ridge of high pressure across the region tonight. Some MVFR clouds/possible ceiling/possible MVFR vsby may sneak into ERI toward/after daybreak. All other terminals are expected to stay VFR through the period. Light north winds this evening will be light/variable overnight and light south most of Saturday. Lake breeze for CLE and ERI Saturday. A wind shift following a weak cold front after 22Z from west to east. Only isolated/scattered shower coverage at best. .OUTLOOK...Non-VFR possible in scattered rain showers Saturday night through early Sunday and again Monday night and Tuesday night. && .MARINE... Ridge of high pressure will persist through the night but slide eastward as a weakening cold front moves into the region Saturday evening. Winds will remain fairly light with a slight enhancement to the winds near the lakeshore Saturday and Sunday afternoon as inland locations warm. Still wont see winds above 15 knots. The next area of high pressure will be located over the lake by Sunday night before weakening and drifting east on Monday. A warm front will approach the lake from the south Monday night into Tuesday with light northeast winds developing. && .CLE WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... OH...None. PA...None. MARINE...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...Greenawalt NEAR TERM...Greenawalt/Oudeman SHORT TERM...MM LONG TERM...MM AVIATION...Oudeman MARINE...MM

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