Breezy with scattered light snow showers today; Briefly warmer with some sun Wednesday

Sprinter continues in east-central Ohio this morning as light snow showers spread across the region. Spotty snow showers will persist this morning until drier air moves in later this afternoon. We will see little in the way of accumulating snow today due to the relatively warm ground and the mid April sun angle.

Here’s how the hi-res model paints the radar through the day:

As for temperatures today it will remain unseasonably chilly again with highs only reaching the low 40s in the Tuscarawas Valley this afternoon. That’s significantly colder than the 64/65 degrees we would normally see in mid April here in the Valley. Breezy west wind at 10 to 15 mph will keep wind chills in the 20s today.

As skies clear out late tonight and into the wee hours Wednesday under a brief period of high pressure temperatures will drop to the upper 20s.

The next low pressure system approaches from the Mississippi Valley and pushes a warm front through east-central Ohio on Wednesday. This system will bring warmer, although still below average,  temperatures to the Valley. We should start out with sunshine in the morning but clouds will gradually increase as the afternoon progresses as the low creeps closer to the region.

Most of Wednesday will be dry. Chances for showers will increase late in the day becoming likely Wednesday night as the low tracks across northern Ohio. Temperatures will remain in the 40s Wednesday night so precipitation should remain liquid until the associated cold front crosses on Thursday. As temperatures cool in the wrap around moisture, wet snow may mix in with the rain Thursday afternoon.

Thursday will bring another chilly day with afternoon highs in the mid 40s. High pressure begins to build in Thursday night bringing an end to any precipitation.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
High pressure will dominate through the period to bring an extended dry and sunny period to the Valley through the weekend. Temperatures will start out chilly again on Friday but we will gradually warm to around 60 degrees by Sunday.

Although ensemble forecasts call for mostly below average temperatures into next week they at least appear to be just slightly cooler than normal. Afternoon highs should be in the 60s with nighttime lows in the 40s.

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