Sunshine and dry with chilly temperatures sticking around through the weekend

Quiet and fairly uneventful weather will continue over the east-central Ohio region the next several days. Friday will start out with mostly clear skies and sunshine but cumulus clouds will increase in the afternoon as a weak low pressure system over New England pulls some clouds into northern Ohio. The northwest flow from this system will also pull down cold air from the north keeping a lid on our daytime temperatures. Afternoon highs today won’t go much higher than 40 degrees at best.

The models continue to track a quick-moving storm system will travel out of the upper Midwest on Saturday. [Details about this system HERE] This strong little system will track south of the region Saturday into Saturday night and bring a thin band of snow to the lower Ohio Valley. Precipitation associated with this storm will stay south of the I-70 corridor but it will bring some high clouds to east central Ohio.

Saturday will be a decent day across the Valley despite the milky sunshine. Temperatures tomorrow will remain below average, though, topping out in the low 40s.

With that system well away from the region and high pressure building, Sunday will be a bright sun-filled day with nary a cloud in the sky. Despite the ample sunshine, temperatures will remain cool for this time of the year with afternoon highs around 43/45 degrees.

The sunshine continues on Monday and we will actually start to see temperatures moderate back to normal through mid week. Afternoon highs on Monday should reach the low 50s.

Our next chance for precipitation arrives Tuesday well in advance of the next low pressure system out of the Midwest. Timing issues between the different models with the GFS bringing in showers faster in the day than the European. Showers will likely linger into Wednesday as the system pulls off to the east.

Temperatures through the period will actually be a few degrees warmer than average with highs in the upper 50s for a change.

A cold front on Friday will bring colder temperatures back to east-central Ohio just in time of Easter weekend. Although it’s way to far out to get specific, a few snow showers may accompany the cold front Friday into Saturday.

Again, model differences in timing keep us from drilling down to specifics, but temperatures will likely take a hit behind the cold front. Temperature anomalies definitely have a colder than average look with both the GFS and the European models for next Sunday.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

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