Sunday Tuscarawas Valley weather update

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Scattered drizzle and showers and mild temperatures will dominate the day, although we will work into a brief break during the late morning and early afternoon. Fog will also persist through much of the Valley was warm moist air flows over the cold snow pack. Fog may be dense in spots.

Rain showers will pick up once again by mid/late afternoon as a cold front crosses east-central Ohio. We may see a brief period of mixed precipitation and sleet at the boundary southeast. Any sleet or snow should be minimal. Little or no accumulation is expected.

Precipitation including and light snow, sleet and rain showers will end after 8:00 PM tonight followed by dry conditions. Temperatures will fall back to the low 20s overnight so any slushy/wet areas will refreeze. Watch for slick spots and black ice.

High pressure will build in for Monday to bring a dry day with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will be cooler tomorrow behind today’s cold front with afternoon highs near 34/36 degrees.

Dry and sunny conditions will continue unto mid week ahead of the next storm system that will bring rain showers back into the forecast for Wednesday night. Warming temperatures are expected with highs in the low 40s by Tuesday – mid 50s by Wednesday.

If you’re tired of all the cold and snow, longer range temperature anomalies from the climate models all point to a general warming trend that will bring temperatures 5 – 7 degrees ABOVE average as we head into the mid and latter part of February.

Of course, this doesn’t mean any springlike temperatures quite yet and there will likely be some days with cooler temperatures. But, GENERALLY SPEAKING the remainder of the month should bring warmer weather.

The downside to warmer temperatures will be an unsettled weather pattern which would support periods of rain showers.

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