The new month will begin with plenty of clouds and rain showers in the Cleveland area this week.
Rain and gusty thunderstorms are in the forecast for Friday to close out the first week of April.
Despite the rain, temperatures Friday will be on the mild side with highs in the middle 60s. This will likely be the warmest day until next week as a cold front swings through, ushering in colder air for the weekend.
On Friday afternoon, strong thunderstorms will move into the area. The storms may become severe, threatening travel delays.
Those headed to the ballpark on Friday for the Cleveland Indian's home opener should dress appropriately with a steady rain in the forecast. A severe thunderstorm could delay parts of the game.
Overnight temperatures through the weekend will remain near the freezing mark.
By the end of the weekend, skies will clear on Sunday, and the sunshine will return for just the day.
Looking ahead to next week, rain will return to the city on Monday.
Snow will swing across parts of the central and northern Plains to the Upper Midwest as November ends and December begins.
As millions head home from their Thanksgiving ventures the weather may cause trouble on the roads and at the airports from the southern Appalachians to the central Rockies on Sunday.
Tropical Rainstorm Sandra will continue to bring the risk of flooding rainfall to portions of western Mexico into Saturday night.
The reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final days of November.
The first widespread ice storm of the season will slowly diminish over parts of the southern and central Plains, but areas of slippery travel will continue into Sunday morning.
An active storm track across northern Europe will bring more wind and rain across Germany into the new week.
Chardon, OH (1996)
A bull's eye for lake effect snow for the month with more than 70".
New England (1921)
Heavy ice storm in New England with a buildup of over 3 inches. Power lines downed, trees destroyed. Damage totalled $10 million damage.
Lake Superior (1960)
A severe lake storm along the north shore of Lake Superior: waves 20-40 feet high, wind gust to 73 mph. Floods and waves caused structural damage.