Chances of storm continue as Saharan dust blows in region: Northeast Ohio weekend weather forecast

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Showers and thunderstorms are forecast for Friday and Saturday, with a mostly sunny Sunday in store, as a large cloud of dust from the Sahara desert blows over the region, which could mean fantastic sunrises and sunsets.

According to the National Weather Service, Friday will be mostly sunny during the day, with a high around 80. A slight chance of showers begins on Friday night, increasing to 80% of thunderstorms after 2 am

On Saturday there is an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high around 80 and a low around 68. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high around 81 and a low around 67 at night, when It will be partly cloudy.

A dust cloud from the Sahara desert has traveled 5,000 miles across the Atlantic, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, and crossed into the United States on Thursday.

“Saharan dust will overtake entire states,” said CNN meteorologist Tyler Mauldin. “Even southern Illinois and Ohio can get into the mix. That’s how far I could get north. ”

When dust and sea salt particles reach the sky over Ohio, there can be spectacular sunrises and sunsets, as the particles reflect and refract sunlight on the horizon.

Lake Erie Marine Forecast

Expect 1-2 foot waves on Friday and Saturday with winds over 15 knots. The winds and waves will calm down on Sunday. Today’s and tomorrow’s highs will peak in the mid-1970s with highs of around 72 at the lake on Sunday. Overnight lows every night will fall in the 1960s. Current Lake Erie water temperature: 68 degrees.

Dangerous weather perspective

A line of storms is expected to move through the area overnight Friday through Saturday with the potential for high winds and tornado development.

Work week forecast

Next week should start off with a bright, sunny start with mostly sunny skies in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday, with a high near 83 and a low close to 67 both days.

Ohio Regional Radar