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CLEVELAND (WJW) – Be prepared! A long stretch of cold starting this weekend has staying power! Locate your winter gear a HUGE pattern shift ahead!

Partly cloudy this evening with wonderfully mild temperatures for this time of year, in the upper 60s until sunset. Once the sun sets look for temps around 60, and becoming cloudy but dry. Overnight, mild temperatures persist, mid 50s and cloudy. Rain arrives by Veterans Day morning.

The combination of the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole heading up the east coast and an approaching arctic front from the west will drive the widespread rain starting Friday morning. Potential for local heavy rain Friday mainly southeast.

Close up FUTURECAST for Friday

Local rainfall amounts of 1-2″+ anticipated ESPECIALLY EASTERN AREAS. We need the rain! Drought conditions remain across much of our area. Make sure you clean up any leaves or debris from your drains to avoid any flooding issues.

You will need the umbrella and other rain gear for any parades or ceremonies on Veterans Day. Here is a look at the forecast for a few Veterans Day events:

Temperatures tumble. A 30° drop by the weekend!

Scattered clipper + lake driven snow showers in the forecast Saturday night through Sunday night, primarily along the lake. Accumulations look to be minimal at this time. We’ll show numbers soon.

Check the latest 8-Day Forecast above.