Catching up on our local weather on a Sunday afternoon; Finally, some sunshine in the forecast

The Flood WARNING that was issued last night for Tuscarawas, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Columbiana, has been cancelled. The Flood Watch for Tuscarawas County has also been cancelled.

STILLWATER CREEK FORECAST
Stillwater Creek will continue to rise over the next 24 hours and is forecast to remain below minor flood stage by Monday morning. Flood stage is five feet:

 

TUSCARAWAS RIVER FORECAST
The Tuscarawas River is forecast to rise today and tonight in response to overnight rain upstream. The forecast indicates it should remain elevated but below minor flood through the remainder of the week. Flood stage is 7.5 feet at New Philadelphia.

AREA RAINFALL OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS

TODAY’S WEATHER
We will finally see an end to our wet weather pattern – at least for a few days, anyway. A cold front will cross east-central Ohio during the mid morning accompanied by gusty winds and perhaps a few showers. Some gusts could reach advisory criteria, but these will only be isolated instances.

Clouds will linger behind the front for a while, but eventually we will see some clearing and even sunshine this afternoon as high pressure begins to build and move east into the region.

Temperatures today will remain fairly steady at around 52 or so.

COOLER BUT DRY THROUGH MID WEEK
By Monday, high pressure will be firmly in control of our weather. While temperatures on Monday cool pretty much as they will be today – low 50s, we will end up with mostly sunshine and dry conditions. We haven’t had much in the way of sun lately. I only hope area folks can handle it.

Abundant sunshine continues on Tuesday and we’ll see afternoon temperatures warm to near 60s in the Valley.

RAIN CHANCES RETURN FOR THE LATTER PART OF THE WEEK
Low pressure out of the Tennessee Valley will drag a warm front across the region on Wednesday. the day will start out with clouds and sun but chances for rain showers will creep into the forecast during the afternoon.

Temperatures will remain pleasant with most of us reaching the upper 50s to around 60 degrees.

As the low continues east to the Atlantic Coast, rain showers look likely Thursday and Friday.

A LOOK AT MARCH TEMPS
Temperatures ensemble trends show that temperatures should remain well above average to finish out February this week, but cooler more seasonal temperatures look to return at least through the first week or so of March.

Have a great Sunday and please try your best to tolerate the sunshine over the next few days.

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