Thunderstorms could reach severe-level today, temperatures warming back up: Cleveland weather forecast Tuesday, Feb. 28

Hourly temperature forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  CLEVELAND, Ohio - Get ready for plenty of rain and thunderstorms today in Cleveland. Thunderstorm chances are scattered throughout the day, with the greatest threat in the afternoon - and there's...

Thunderstorms could reach severe-level today, temperatures warming back up: Cleveland weather forecast Tuesday, Feb. 28

Hourly temperature forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com 

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Get ready for plenty of rain and thunderstorms today in Cleveland. Thunderstorm chances are scattered throughout the day, with the greatest threat in the afternoon - and there's a slight possibility of them reaching severe-level.

Temperature-wise, a pretty big warm up is ahead, but not this morning. Morning commute temperatures will only be in the 40s, with wind chills in the mid to upper 30s. However, this afternoon, temperatures will quickly reach a mild 60 degrees, 19 degrees above the average.

Check out the forecast:

Temperatures

Temperature forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com 

Precipitation chances

Precipitation forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com 

Winds

Wind speed and direction forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com 

Sunrise: 7:03 a.m.

Sunset: 6:17 p.m.

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Pollen level: 2/12, low for juniper

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The How:

Hourly mean sea-level pressure forecast showing the progression of the low pressure system.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com 

A low pressure system moving in from the central Plains combined with a close-behind warm front will initiate some very heavy atmospheric instability Tuesday, triggering on-and-off thunderstorms throughout the day. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has Northeast Ohio in a region of "marginal risk" for severe weather associated with these storms. Thunderstorms officially reach severe-level when winds top 58 mph or there is hail greater than 1 inch in diameter.

Tuesday's severe weather outlook.NOAA Storm Prediction Center 

Chances of thunderstorms start in the early morning, but the greatest threat is in the early afternoon overnight into Wednesday.

Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have!

Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.

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