Sharon Coolidge reports:
For the first time in days there’s good weather news. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Lott reports “for the most part the rain is over.”
Today’s forecast calls for sunshine and high temperature of 81.
Even the humidity is falling, Lott said.
Even better? The sunshine is expected to last through the weekend, Lott said.
“It will be mostly sunny skies during the day and clear at night,” he said.
Friday has a high temperature of 81, with temperatures reaching the mid-80s on Saturday and Sunday.
The sunshine comes after 4.04 inches of rain fell so far this month. That’s an inch above what is normal through July 10, Lott said.
Across Ohio, crews are working to restore power to nearly 100,000 still in the dark after a wave of violent storms.
The severe weather Wednesday evening brought winds of 70 mph or more that downed power lines, tore off roofs and dumped even more rain on an already saturated state.
In northeast Ohio, the storms brought tore down trees and power lines, toppled a section of wall at a commuter train station and trapped motorists in high water on interstates. No injuries were reported.
In northwest Ohio, the high winds flipped tractor-trailer trucks on Interstate 75.
Flood warnings are still in effect for some counties, but clear skies are predicted for Thursday.
The Associated Press contributed.
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