Warmer with a rainy Monday, Friday: Northeast Ohio work-week weather forecast

December 18, 2017 GMT

Warmer with a rainy Monday, Friday: Northeast Ohio work-week weather forecast

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A noticeably warmer week is ahead for Northeast Ohio meaning any chances of precipitation are looking like rain.

Scattered rain is possible randomly throughout the day Monday with temperatures staying steady in the low 40s. With strong southwesterly winds on Tuesday, a warm-up to almost 50 degrees is possible, and the sun may peek out behind some clouds. A quick cooldown is ahead Wednesday as winds shift from the north, but by Thursday will return to the 40s again. Periods of clouds are sun are expected throughout.

The next chance of rain doesn’t come until Friday, when temperatures again could climb close to 50 degrees. Look out later today for an early forecast for Christmas weather in Northeast Ohio.

Check out the forecast:


Precipitation chances


The How

A weaker area of low pressure to the north will spark up scattered rain Monday, but with high pressure quickly moving in Tuesday through Thursday, things will dry out significantly. Rain chances are near zero that entire period as high pressure makes the air increasingly stable.

That high won’t push out of the region until the next low tracks in for Friday, bringing in another chance of rain showers to Northeast Ohio.

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Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com’s meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @KellyRWeather.