Cloud cover and shower/storm chances will keep temperatures cooler today

There will not be much in the way of sunshine in the region today. A quasi-stationary boundary is just to the south of Ohio running along the Ohio River. Temperatures will be a bit cooler this afternoon due to the ample cloud cover overhead and most places should top out in the mid-70s.

We should remain mostly dry today. I can’t rule out a spotty shower or a storm in any spot at some point through the afternoon but it will be iffy. Nothing strong or severe is expected to develop today. Hi-res futurecast radar through 1:00 a.m. Thursday:

Any showers and/or storms today will taper off tonight. It looks like we have better chances for dry conditions overnight into Thursday morning.

A weak cold front will sink south through Ohio on Thursday. There should be a limited amount of moisture with this feature so kept rain odds in the lower percentages for the day. Skies will be much like today with clouds around and cool temperatures in the mid-70s once again. Odds will be better for a shower during the afternoon and evening.

FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND
There will not be much change in the general weather pattern through the weekend. A nearly stationary boundary will continue hanging around south of the region keeping the threat of rain in the forecast through the weekend.

The models do show a cold front dropping through Ohio sometime on Monday. This may finally bring an end of the constant rain chances by Monday night.

After a warm and muggy weekend, temperatures will likely drop back to around average.

Dew points through the next several days will largely be in the ‘sorta muggy’ category peaking on Monday ahead of the cold front I mentioned.

A few folks on our social media sites asked if it was okay to start planting flowers and garden plants. Generally, it’s fairly safe to put plants out after Mother’s Day here in the Valley. A cold night or two is certainly still possible, but I don’t think we’ll see any freezing or frosty temperatures through the rest of the month (as noted in the European ensemble temp forecast above).