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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!

Enjoy today, highs will climb into the mid-60s during the afternoon and again tomorrow we’ll climb a little higher with continued sunshine.

A very pleasant evening for November with temperatures in the 60s early then into the mid to upper 50s for much of the evening with clear skies. Beautiful evening for early dinner outdoors or the evening walk or jog.

We’re tracking two systems. 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 HUGE changes starting Friday morning. The potential for locally heavy rain late Friday mainly east is rising.

Local rainfall amounts of 1 to 2″+ anticipated. We need the rain! Drought conditions remain across much of our area.

You will probably need an 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:

Temperature forecast from Thursday through Saturday.

Scattered clipper + lake driven snow showers in the forecast Saturday night through Monday morning, primarily along the lake. Accumulations look to be minimal at this time.

Here’s the latest 8-Day Forecast: