After a chilly, breezy Thursday sunshine and a warming trend through the weekend

Snow showers across the Tuscarawas Valley will taper off this morning and exit east of the area by lunch time. While snow may come down heavy at times, little or no appreciable accumulation is expected on area roads. There will be some light accumulation on grassy areas.

Simulated radar from the high resolution model for today:

With the passing of the cold front this morning, temperatures won’t do much better than the low 40s this afternoon. It will turn breezy with some gusts near 30 mph. The gusty northwest wind will keep wind chills in the 20s.

The deck of cloud cover should break some this afternoon and occasionally we’ll see peeks of sun. Clouds will continue to thin overnight with skies becoming mostly clear by sunrise Friday.

DRY AND PLEASANTLY MILD WEEKEND WEATHER
A large area of high pressure will build in the western Great Lakes region and shift eastward through the weekend. This feature will bring a string of mostly sunny and pleasant, although cooler than average days to the Valley through the weekend.

While temperatures start out on the cool side Friday, temperatures will gradually warm through Sunday. High temperatures on Friday will reach the low 50s warming to around 60 degrees by Sunday.

NEXT WEEK
High pressure will continue to dominate our weather Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will continue to moderate to near normal readings by Tuesday.

A strong upper level disturbance and cold front will track east into east-central Ohio by Wednesday and chances for rain showers will increase Tuesday night ahead of the system.

LONG RANGE
Many of us are really getting anxious for some true spring temperatures at this point. The good news is that today’s snow could quite possibly be the last we see of snow showers enough to accumulate enough for light coatings.

While the general overall pattern of cooler than average temperatures looks to continue through the end of April, it shouldn’t be consistently cool as we’ve seen so far this month.

As we transition into May, temperatures finally look to moderate becoming slightly warmer than average for the eastern U.S.

 

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