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Cold air funnels possible Friday and Saturday

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Toledo, OH - An upper level low is moving overhead with an incredible amount of late season cold air. Friday's sunshine will allow the ground to warm up a lot (highs still in the upper 50s) compared to the cold air aloft. This will create some elevated instability and updrafts which will lead to cumulus clouds and a few showers. There is also the chance for a few cold air funnels as well.

Cold air funnels are rare; though they did happen several times in May through July last year and they occurred on April 30th this year. The funnel clouds are not the same as the ones from a supercell thunderstorm that often lead to tornadoes. In very rare circumstances cold air funnels can reach the ground. During those rare occurrences damage is often light to nonexistent. The most likely time for the cold air funnels today and tomorrow would be from 2pm to 8pm.
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