All area High Wind Warnings have been allowed to expire as scheduled, although it will remain a bit breezy today, winds across east-central Ohio will stay below advisory criteria with gusts to maybe 30 mph or so.
Our storm system has shifted east toward the Atlantic Coast and it will intensify through today to become a formidable nor’easter for the New England states today and Saturday. Back here in the Tuscarawas Valley, light snow showers will taper off to flurries by mid morning eventually coming to an end by this afternoon. As high pressure gradually takes over we’ll start to see some breaks on the clouds and eventually sunshine will break out this afternoon. Those gusty winds this morning will also diminish as we go through the day.
As for temperatures today, it will remain cooler than average. Afternoon highs will struggle to get out of the upper 30s for most neighborhoods.
Clearing skies overnight will set us up for a chilly one with temperatures dipping to the low 20s across the Valley.
SUNNY BUT COOL WEEKEND
There’s not much to say about the weekend. With high pressure in control Saturday and Sunday expect plenty of sunshine. Our temperatures on Saturday will be about average with highs around 40 – 42. It will get a little warmer on Sunday with highs just shy of the mid 40s.
High pressure will bring one more nice day to the Valley on Monday before the next storm system brings rain back to the region Monday night.
Low pressure will approach and cross the Great Lakes region Monday night into Tuesday bringing the likelihood for rain Monday night. Some models are showing a brief 8 to 12 hour break in the rain during the day Tuesday but wrap around moisture will follow Tuesday night through Wednesday night. Colder air wrapping in behind a cold front will keep chances for periods of mixed precipitation and occasional snow showers through mid week.
Tuesday will be the warmest day next week with highs peaking in the low 50s. The arrival of colder air will drop temps back to the 40s for the remainder of the work week.