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CLEVELAND (WJW) – Breezy and very warm conditions are expected before the front moves in. Unfortunately, that added heat will fuel the potential for a few strong to severe storms later tonight. Mainly after 5 PM and in our southern and southeastern communities until 9 PM.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of Northeast Ohio under a Slight Risk for a few severe storms. 

Damaging winds will be the main threat and locally heavy rainfall will be associated with a few of these storms but some hail and an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. Downpours could lead to some flooding issues.

A HUGE temperature drop is on the way! Tomorrow highs will only reach the lower 60s along with a fall-looking sky. Mostly cloudy with a few passing lake effect showers possible in the afternoon. You may need your umbrella at the tailgate and you’ll definitely need your Browns sweatshirt for the game! At kick off temps will be in the upper 50s.

HELLO FALL! The autumnal equinox arrives during the game at 9:02 PM.

COOLER temps continue through the remainder of the week! Not a big surprise that we are going to feel a 20-degree drop in temps in 24 hours. This is the time of year when these big swings occur more often.

A cooler pattern continues into next week. The pattern suggests that we will start to warm back up in the first week of October. Probably not as warm as this past week but overall temps trending above normal. Stay tuned!

Here’s your latest 8-Day Forecast: