FORECAST DISCUSSION – Meteorologist Alexis Walters

Skies will remain clear through the night as cooler air moves in for the rest of the weekend.. and 8 day forecast! Smoke was creating quite the picture this evening and may also bring a fiery sunrise Sunday.

Breezy northeast winds continue Sunday. Gusts up to 30mph possible.

Because of these conditions, there is a Small Craft advisory in place for Lake Erie and there is also a Beach Hazard statement due to high risk of rip currents. Not the best weekend for the water!

It’s been two weeks since our last rainfall at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport! The longest stretch of consecutive dry days was Sept 30 to Oct 26th 1963 (27 days).

It’s not just Ohio that is dry. Much of the midwest is almost running a 2-3″ rainfall deficit over the last 30 days.

Relief from the 80’s next week! Temperatures rather comfortable. Open your windows and let the fresh air flow but keep watering… No soakers in the forecast anytime soon!

Here’s the latest 8-Day Forecast:

Only ONE HOUR this month with a dewpoint above 60! The average is 106. What is the early June humidity history?

The month of May actually turned out to be average as far as temperatures go. We were all over the place but finally shaping out with 13 days with above average temperatures, 13 days with below average temperatures and 5 days with temps right on the money.

25 days of no rain this month. The last time we were that dry for that long during the month of May was 2007. Stretch of consecutive dry days is now at 12!

Rainfall will be sparse over the next 7 days:

High pressure ridge continues to drift west this weekend allowing weak fronts to pass across the Great Lakes keeping small chances of rain with little humidity and heat.

Long range temperature outlook first issued on May 22 for early June is still looking “cooler” with low humidity and little rainfall through the middle of the month

How do we come up with the precipitation percentages? Here is a general overview on the methodology we use in most instances:

Lake Erie water temps last 3 years (Updated May 29):