National Weather Service Paints Turbulent Weather Picture

National Weather ServiceNational Weather Service, Cleveland, released the following update at 932 AM EDT Wed Sep 26 2018

MARINE:  A cold front will push east across the lake this morning shifting winds around to a northwest direction for this afternoon at around 15 knots sustained. Will expand beach hazards and small craft advisory further west to the islands. Winds will increase out of the northwest behind the front.

However, a fairly rapid decrease in the winds will take place tonight as high pressure builds east toward the local area. Light and variable winds are expected Thursday morning but will begin to increase out of the southwest by Thursday night on the back side of the high pressure.

A cold front will move east across the lake Friday and this will shift winds around to the northwest again by Friday evening and Friday night. There is the possibility that a small craft advisory will be needed again Friday. Winds become light and variable Saturday into Sunday.


Small Craft Advisory in Effect

National Weather Service announced a  small craft advisory in effect from 10am this morning until 6am Saturday.
small craft advisory
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
1025 AM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018

SYNOPSIS...
A strong cold front over the western Great Lakes early this
morning will race eastward crossing the region this afternoon
into the early evening. A much cooler are of high pressure will
settle over the area for the weekend. A warm front will lift
across northward across Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania Late
Monday into Tuesday.

Mixed Weather Approaching Bass Islands

The Bass Islands appear to be in store for changeable weather–again!  The National Weather Service, Cleveland, Ohio, breaks it down below.

Kelleys Island

Monday sunrise looking past Kelleys Island

National Weather Service Cleveland OH
702 AM EDT Mon Sep 17 2018

No changes to the forecast at this time... Early radar returns
over central Ohio, which should indicate rain, are actually
areas of drizzle at best. 

The center of Tropical Depression Florence was located over
western North Carolina this morning and is continuing a slow
movement north towards our forecast area.This area of rain will
move into the area today with a sharp westward cut off over the
forecast area.  Areas west of I-71 will be lucky
to get a couple hundredths.

SHORT TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
Temperatures will be slight cooler on  Wednesday behind the wind shift.
A pressure gradient between a surface high to the east and a cold front
moving through the Midwest on Thursday will cause southwesterly winds
to become gusty Thursday afternoon. Wind gusts could be up to 25 to 30 mph.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
The upper level ridge will reposition across the Mid-Atlantic Region
by the end of the week with the westerlies becoming more active
across the Great Lakes Region for the end of the week. A cold front
will move into the region on Friday with widespread showers and
storms. A Canadian High will move into the region over the weekend
with drier and cooler weather. Northerly to northeasterly winds will
be breezy on Saturday especially over open bodies of water.