19 ACTION NEWS FIRST ALERT FORECAST
FRIDAY: Cloudy, windy, and much colder. Rain will increase in intensity as the day wears on. Near steady temperatures Near 50 well inland to Mid 50s along the lake shore. Wind: SW-NW at 15-25 with gusts to 40 mph.
TONIGHT: Rainy and windy. Low: Near 40 well inland to Mid 40s Downtown Cleveland. Wind: NW at 15-30+ mph.
SATURDAY: Cloudy and very windy. Showers around. High: Mid 40s well inland to Low-Mid 50s along the lake shore counties. Winds could gust over 40 mph at times.
An industrial strength cold front has us in its sights. It's the classic winds of change as the cold air mass builds in today. Significant lake effect rain will sweep through and that could lead to some flooding. A flood watch is in effect for much of the viewing area. The rain intensity increases during the day. Temperatures will hold nearly steady. Winds could gust over 40 mph tonight and on Saturday.