Showers and storms on Tuesday; Cool and sunny Wednesday

A cold front over northern Lake Erie will sink south through Ohio today and bring likely odds for showers to east-central Ohio early this afternoon. A non-severe thunderstorm may also be possible in a few areas depending on how warm temperatures manage to get ahead of the front.

Showers and thunderstorms should exit the Tuscarawas Valley area late this afternoon or early this evening as the front shifts south of I-70.

Simulated radar through 1:00 am from the hi-res model:

Generally, we should end up with a couple/ three-tenths of an inch of rainfall. With ample cloud cover and rain around, it will be a cool day. Afternoon temperatures will struggle to reach 70 degrees in most locations.

Temperatures tonight will depend on how quickly clouds can break up and clear out. I think we will at least see some partial clearing before sunrise. For now, I’ve leaned more toward a cooler night with temperatures dipping to the upper 40s.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
High pressure will regain control of our weather and bring us a couple of nice sunny days for the midweek. Temperatures will remain cooler than average Wednesday with most neighborhoods in the upper 60s. Thursday will be a much warmer day as the high shifts to the east coast and sets up a more southerly flow. Expect afternoon temperatures in the upper 70s Thursday.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK
More clouds on Friday as moisture increases over the region but we should still remain dry. By Saturday our chances for showers and storms increase as an upper-level disturbance crosses the region. For today’s forecast I’ve kept moderate odds for rain given the uncertainties in timing.

A cold front will approach and cross on Sunday keeping the threat for showers and perhaps some thunder before high pressure returns on Monday to dry things out.

Temperatures through the weekend will generally reach the low 80s Saturday. Sunday looks a bit cooler with rain a better possibility.

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