Photo courtesy: Mary Ellen
CLEVELAND - Temperatures soared into the 70s on Sunday afternoon for the first time since September 25th across northeast Ohio.
Strong southwest winds helped usher in warmer temperatures that climbed through early afternoon before a cold front moved just south of the area by late day and dropped temperatures back into the 60s along the lakeshore counties.
A few showers developed far east of Cleveland, but were spotty and quickly faded.
The National Weather Service says this front will move back north as a warm front on Monday as low pressure passes to the north of Lake Erie and brings a chance of showers and possible thunderstorms for Opening Day at Progressive Field.
The front will then waver back north and south across the area through Thursday as waves of low pressure move along the front. A final low should move through the region by Friday and pull the front well southeast of the area.
High pressure is expected to move in from the west on Saturday.
Here are look at Sunday's high temperatures through 8 p.m...
Cleveland Hopkins: 72 degrees
Lorain/Elyria: 71 degrees
Ashtabula: 71 degrees
Wooster: 72 degrees
AKron/Canton: 73 degrees
Mansfield: 73 degrees
Youngstown: 73 degrees
Toledo: 62 degrees