A taste of spring as we head into the weekend; Showers and cooler temps return on Sunday

Temperatures across the Tuscarawas Valley will warm today but still remain a little below normal. As winds turn to the southwest to 5 to 10 mph this afternoon, temperatures should reach the mid 50s in most neighborhoods.

It will also turn a bit cloudier this afternoon and I can’t rule out a light sprinkle or shower in a few places later today. Any showers would be broadly scattered and light. SIMULATED radar for today from the hi-res short term model (HRRR):

The much advertised warming trend will really get underway on Thursday as a warm front lifts through east-central Ohio. While there may be a shower or two during the morning hours with this feature, like today they should be spotty and light. Any showers will exit the region by lunch time.

The region will remain dry on Friday and the warm temperatures continue. Temperatures on Friday may reach the mid to upper 70s.

Temperatures for Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. from the NAM (North American Model)

RAIN, COOLER TEMPS RETURN OVER THE WEEKEND
A low pressure system developing in the central US will play a roll in our weather over the weekend. While we will remain in the warm sector on Saturday, that low will track toward east-central Ohio on Sunday afternoon.

The low will take its good old time moving through the region and there will be plenty of moisture the system can tap in to. The amount of rain we get from this slow moving system will ultimately depend on the exact track. Potentially, we could see an inch or two of rain out of this.

I’ll continue watching future model runs through the week with regards to the track and resulting rain potential.

The low will drag a cold front across Ohio Sunday night and temperatures across the Valley will drop back to the mid 40s for Monday. If the GFS has it right, snow showers may wrap around behind the front Monday afternoon.

Remember, timing and placement of the front still need to be worked out yet. Even if we fail to get another round of snow, Monday will be a chilly and windy day.

Thanks for catching up with our local weather on TuscWeather.net. Have a great Wednesday!

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