Clouds, rain and thunderstorms will plague the Cleveland area for the end of week but some sun may be possible for Mother's Day.
Although storms will subside for the start of the weekend, Saturday, mainly cloudy skies and rain will dampen early Mother's Day activities and celebrations.
Some sun is in the forecast for Mother's Day on Sunday along with warm air, but thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon hours. Rain and clouds will return for the evening hours.
A brief break from stormy weather will come on Monday with highs in the 80s and sunny skies during the afternoon hours. However, variable clouds, thunderstorms and rain return to the city Monday night.
Thunderstorms will continue in Cleveland through the day on Wednesday.
Much of the eastern United States will continue to swelter with above-average temperatures into the end of the month.
Tropical Storm Darby, located over the Central Pacific, is expected to bring locally heavy rain and high surf to the islands this weekend.
Those looking for a break from the heat across the central United States will be in luck as a slow cooldown is in store starting this weekend.
The more than 100,000 people expected to attend the annual Glorious Goodwood festival next week will want to keep a brolly handy.
While a vast amount of dry air has dominated and will continue to impact the Atlantic basin over the next few weeks, tropical activity could spark near the west coast of Africa.
The Sommerwerft Theater Festival in Frankfurt will join western and southern Germany in enduring daily rounds of showers and thunderstorms into early next week.
Mid-Atlantic Ocean (1788)
(22nd-24th) George Washington Hurricane; After causing ship disasters off SW Bermuda, the storm moved NW over Tidewater, NC and VA to pass right over George Washington's Mt. Vernon plantation. On July 24th, George Washington wrote in his diary: "About noon the wind suddenly shifted from NE to SW and blew the remaining part of the day violently from that quarter. The tide this time rose near higher than it was ever known to do, driving boats, etc. into fields, where no tide had ever been heard of before, and most, it is apprehended, having done infinite damage on their wharves at Alexandria, Norfolk, Baltimore, etc. At home all day."
Canton, IL (1975)
A tornado ripped through a 3-block section of downtown, killing 2 people, injuring 75 and creating $5 million damage. A 15-foot wooden plank was driven through an auto engine block, splitting the front of the car in two. The woman driving was not injured. National Guardsmen were called in to prevent looting.
Columbus, OH (1979)
This is the first year in 101 years of record keeping at Columbus in which the temperature has not reached 90 degrees by July 23rd.