Cool temperatures with light snow showers Monday; Much warmer temperatures are on the way

A disturbance will bring clouds and a few chances for scattered snow showers this morning to east-central Ohio. As temperatures warm to above freezing, any snow showers will mix with rain before changing over to all rain showers this afternoon.

The best odds for snow/rain here in the Valley will be during the late morning and through the afternoon. Here’s the short term hi res model’s idea of how precipitation will play out today through 1:00 AM Tuesday:

I’m not expecting much accumulation out of this. Generally, snow may accumulate to a half inch or so in some spots today.

Temperatures will remain about 20 degrees below normal with afternoon highs in the low 40s across the region.

Maximum high temperatures for Monday using a blend of computer models.

We should remain dry overnight as precipitation exits the region. Temperatures will remain cold tonight with a few breaks in the clouds. Most places will see lows in the mid 20s.

Another upper level disturbance crosses on Tuesday but this one will have limited moisture to work with. Most neighborhoods should stay dry but an isolated snow or rain shower will be possible in spots. Temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 40s tomorrow afternoon.

WARMING TREND GETS UNDERWAY MID WEEK
Wednesday should be a nice, although still cooler than average day. High pressure will return Wednesday to bring us a mostly sunny day and launch the start of a warming trend that will take us into the weekend. Under that sunshine, temperatures will warm to the mid 50s across the Valley.

Low pressure will track across the upper Great Lakes region Wednesday night and lift a warm front into Ohio. The front will be accompanied by rain showers mainly overnight. A few showers and clouds will linger into Thursday morning but these should end by lunch time.

The payoff for those showers will be much warmer temperatures on Thursday. Temperatures Thursday afternoon will reach the mid 60s with some sunshine peeking through the clouds now and then.

GFS model for surface temperatures Thursday afternoon. Temperatures will soar to the mid 60s across east-central Ohio Thursday afternoon behind a warm front.

Friday looks like the pick day of the week. Sunshine will return and temperatures will warm to the low 70s under a warm southwest flow. Depending on exactly how far north the warm front settles, temperatures as high as 75 degrees on Friday will be possible.

WEEKEND AND LONG RANGE
Clouds return on Saturday as weakening low pressure advances out of the Plains. With a cloudier day on Saturday temperatures will back off a little. But most of the area should still see highs around 70 Saturday afternoon. The low will cross the Great Lakes and drag a cold front across the state Saturday night returning likely rain showers to east-central Ohio through Sunday.

Temperatures will take a hit Sunday and Monday behind the weekend cold front, but they will recover some by mid week next week.

 

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