Expect a mostly cloudy and mostly dry day across the Valley today. A weak cold front will drop south through east-central Ohio this afternoon but limited moisture exists with this feature. With that in mind, a sprinkle or two somewhere in the area can’t be ruled out 100-percent.
The majority of any rain/showers should stay along and south of I-70. Futurecast radar for today through midnight:
Like yesterday, clouds will hold temperatures back this afternoon with most neighborhoods getting to the upper 70s to near 80 degrees for the high.
The weak frontal boundary will hang up over central Ohio tonight. Generally, dry conditions should set up but again, an isolated sprinkle or light shower will be possible.
Friday, however, will be a fairly wet day across the region. Showers and non-severe thunderstorms will accompany weak low pressure as it drifts across southern Ohio. Rain chances will increase south to north as the day progresses and become likely Friday afternoon and evening.
Tomorrow will be a much cooler day with the clouds and rain around. Most places in the Valley won’t do much better than the upper 60s to around 70 degrees for the afternoon high.
UNSETTLED WEATHER THROUGH THE WEEKEND
Showers and thunderstorms will taper off by midnight Friday night. The relatively drier conditions will be short-lived, however. Rain and thunderstorms chances are likely on Saturday as low pressure tracks from the Ohio Valley north toward Lake Erie. Saturday will be pretty much a wash out with numerous showers and a few storms around.
There is not a big signal for severe storms on Saturday at this point. An isolated storm could produce some gusty wind, but the threat of any real severe storms is low.
Somewhat fewer odds for showers and storms will continue into Sunday. Rain chances should be more of the scattered variety.
Temperatures will be cooler on Saturday with the amount of rain coverage being fairly extensive. Sunday will be the warmer day of the weekend with afternoon temperatures in the low 80s.
IMPROVING WEATHER NEXT WEEK
Odds for showers and storms will stick around through Monday as low pressure tracks east out of the region. High pressure will build overhead on Tuesday and remains in control through at least Thursday. Dry conditions should highlight the forecast Tuesday through Thursday.
Temperatures through mid-week will generally be in the mid to upper 70s through the period.
I see a lot of complaints on our social media sites about all the rain. In reality, we’ve not received all THAT much. We’ve had Mays with tons more rain than we’ve seen so far this month.
Officially, we’ve received less than an inch of rain through the 15th of the month. That puts this May as one of the driest on record for the Valley in the last 20 years. May is one of our wettest months with an average of about 4.45 inches. In reality, we’re currently running below average for the month.