Springtime in Cleveland is vexing to us natives and downright daunting to a visitor. The groundhog gets it wrong every single time.
Sturdy, ideally waterproof, walking shoes, fleece and rain gear will arm you for every season-appropriate adventure you can think of. Save the moto jacket and sandals for summer and think about layering— leggings, flannels, puffer vests and maybe a scarf.
Sure, it could be a balmy high of 70 when you saunter through the cherry blossoms at Brookside Reservation, but drop to 45 degrees by 8 p.m. when you’re Ubering to dinner Downtown.
Best to think of Cleveland spring as winter-light, at least until Dyngus Day.
To summarize: your packing list for a spring visit includes both short and long pants, a down jacket and an umbrella.
Clear as mud? Thought so. Best bet is to check the weather forecast a day before your departure.