Tuesday’s weather will be pretty much the perfect example of a spring day across the Tuscarawas Valley. Temperatures should top out in the low 70s this afternoon with just a smattering of clouds here and there to add some depth to the blue sky.
A little southerly component to the flow today will only add to the sheer pleasantness of the day.
Temperatures tonight will be much warmer than last night across the Valley due to the southerly flow and increasing cloud cover. Most neighborhoods should stay in the mid 50s overnight.
Our next weather system – a warm front – will cross the upper Great Lakes region on Wednesday. Tomorrow will be a much cloudier day although temperatures will remain warmer than average. It will also turn noticeably humid as warm moist air moves in from the south.
Temperatures on Wednesday will again top out in the low to mid 70s but with those higher dew points it’ll feel a bit warmer. A renegade shower or two at some point tomorrow will be possible but the day won’t be a washout by any means.
A better chance for rain and some thunder will come on Thursday with a strong cold front. With cold dry air running into the warm and humid air mass that will be in place over east-central Ohio we can expect a few thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon and evening.
Although severe thunderstorms are not expected at this point, a few storms might get a little feisty according to the Storm Prediction Center. Strong gusty winds and hail are the primary threats from Thursday thunderstorms.
The limiting factor will be cloud cover. Should we happen to get enough sun, instability would increase enough to warrant a better chance of storms becoming severe.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue Thursday evening and clear out overnight. Friday will bring a mix of sun and clouds but temperatures on Friday will be much cooler behind that strong cold front. Most neighborhoods Friday afternoon will be lucky to make it to 60 degrees.
Cooler temperatures and occasional rain chances will continue through the weekend. Generally, temperatures Saturday and Sunday look to remain in the 60 degree range for highs and nighttime lows in the mid/upper 40s. A spotty shower or two will be possible on Saturday with rain a pretty good bet on Sunday.
Cooler temperatures are forecast through the majority of next week before things warm up for next weekend.