A couple of very pleasant days before rain returns for the second half of the work week

There shouldn’t be too many weather complaints today and Tuesday. High pressure will bring clear skies and abundant sunshine to east-central Ohio and a much needed dry spell. Despite the passage of a cold front yesterday, temperatures today will be about 10 degrees above average with afternoon highs in the low 50s across the Tuscarawas Valley.

Tuesday will be just as pleasant and we will tack on a couple of degrees in the temperature department as high controlling pressure slides toward the Carolinas setting up a warm southerly flow. Afternoon temps will reach the upper 50s in the Valley with those in our southern communities having a shot at 60 or so.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Clouds will increase Tuesday night as a disturbance approaches the Ohio Valley just to our south crossing the region on Wednesday. This will bring meager chances for a few light rain showers mainly in the afternoon and evening. There doesn’t appear to be a lot of moisture with this so any rain here will be spotty and light.

Clouds and spotty rain will limit temperatures but we will still remain relatively warm Wednesday with afternoon highs in the upper 50s.

Widespread rain showers look more promising on Thursday as strengthening low pressure in the Plains and stretch a warm front across Ohio. Rain will become likely by Thursday evening and it could put down some heavier rain as it will be an efficient rainmaker.

As the strong low shifts east on Friday lingering rain showers may switch over or mix with snow briefly before precipitation shuts down. Snow or not, Thursday and Friday look like a couple of windy days with such a strong system crossing nearly overhead.

This could also be a formidable storm for those along the northeast coast Friday and Saturday.

FIRST LOOK AT THE WEEKEND
High pressure looks to return Saturday and Sunday with cooler temperatures than we will see the the majority of the week. Sunshine and dry weather will prevail but daytime highs will only reach the 40s here in the Valley.

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