Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
World | By Melba Underwood

Turning even milder but also wetter with rain later this week

Turning even milder but also wetter with rain later this week

Even milder weather is still to come, but it comes with a price as a soaking rain is on the way.

So far this week, we have seen the brutal Arctic cold release its grip on us, bringing an end to a 16-day stretch of sub-freezing temperatures. Temperatures will hover in the upper 40s to lower 50s through mid-morning with fog dissipating but plenty of low clouds will be left behind through the afternoon. There still could be some areas of drizzle Wednesday night, but the freezing threat has passed.

"It is much better, so far, although some fog and some slick spots, especially bridges, ramps, and overpasses", she said, adding, "we are watching for the expected icy rain this a.m". Thursday's high will be approximately 5C. For reference, the normal high temperature in Cleveland for this time of year is 34 degrees. Thursday should be rain free.

"A brief period of light freezing rain is possible this morning as moist and warm air above the surface streams in".

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A new area of low pressure will develop and then ripple along our cold front by Saturday, eventually kicking the front through our area and off the coast. It is unclear where exactly the freezing rain will occur due to the uncertainty in the track of the system. Some icing would be possible in this scenario, and that's something that future forecasts will keep an eye on. Temperatures will start off near 60 and end up in the low to mid 70s. Temperatures continued to climb under a slate of misty, foggy conditions on Wednesday, and we still have some warming to do yet.

More of the same weather can be expected next week.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow, mostly sunny, high near 13.

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