Rain chances tonight through Tuesday; Sunny weather returns on Wednesday

Monday should bring decent weather to the Tuscarawas Valley. It will be dry today with sunshine and clouds across the region and temperatures this afternoon will peak in the upper 70s to around 80 degrees.

Clouds will increase late in the day ahead of a warm front that will lift north into east-central Ohio late this evening. Eventually, showers and storms will move in from the south with the boundary. Storms this evening and tonight could be strong with an isolated severe thunderstorm possible in our area. Damaging wind gusts are the primary threat with tonight’s storms.  The tornado threat is very low.

[UPDATE 12:30 PM] The Storm Prediction Center has portions of east-central Ohio highlighted in the “SLIGHT” (2/5) category for severe storms mainly during the evening and tonight. [/UPDATE]

Conditions are much more favorable for severe weather west of us tonight, but a few stronger storms could hold together long enough to still be a bit feisty when they arrive here. The highest threat in our area will come late this evening after sunset through 3:00 AM Tuesday morning.

Plenty of moisture will accompany the front and the boundary will lift through slowly. Locally we could see some areas of heavy rainfall tonight with this scenario in place and this may cause some minor street flooding. It doesn’t appear we will get into any widespread flooding issues, though.

NWS Weather Prediction Service projects an inch or so of rain could fall in our area tonight through Tuesday.

Showers and thunderstorms will be likely again Tuesday as low pressure tracks across the Great Lakes dragging a cold front across Ohio. Depending on how much instability can build tomorrow afternoon and evening, there may be a better chance for some strong to severe storms. Like today, damaging wind gusts would be the big threat with tomorrow’s storms.

Showers and storms should exit the region late Tuesday night or early Wednesday as high pressure moves in to regain control of our weather for a few days.

Dry, sunny and warm temperatures will highlight the second half of the work week. Temperatures will increase a few degrees each day with most neighborhoods getting to the upper 70s on Wednesday – mid-80s by Friday.

Unfortunately, that nice warm and dry weather will come to an end just in time for the weekend as another low pressure system tracks across the Great Lakes. Odds for showers and thunderstorms will return Saturday as the system approaches. Sunday looks to be the wetter of the two days with the approach of a cold front.

Temperatures through the weekend will remain warm with highs in the low 80s Saturday. With showers and storms likely on Sunday expect afternoon highs in the upper 70s.



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