Rain chances Friday, storms expected this weekend

Highs will be in the 70s this weekend across Northeast Ohio

As such, the First Alert Forecast Team is designating this a First Alert Weather Day (FAWD). We will have light winds with a mostly cloudy sky. Spotty light afternoon showers will move through with a little drizzle possible as well.

The tri-state area could hit 80 degrees on Friday, but the chance of thunderstorms will develop through the afternoon into late-day hours, according to the National Weather Service. Temps will struggle to warm as we stay in the 50s all day. This weekend is trending warm and unsettled with above average highs on either side of 80° and an increasing chance for showers and storms. There will be a localized threat for flash flooding as some areas will pick up an inch of rain this morning and could see another inch later tonight.

A storm system will bring scattered severe thunderstorms with torrential downpours, hail and damaging wind gusts that could cause power outages.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 29 Upstate counties including most of Central New York.



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