Sunshine and warmer Thursday; Odds for showers return Friday

After yesterday’s autumn-like temperatures (15 degrees cooler than average in New Phila), Thursday will shape up to be a warmer and sunnier day. There are some high clouds this morning but these will thin out as we get toward afternoon allowing skies to become mostly sunny. Temperatures today should top out in the upper 70s across the Tuscarawas Valley.

We should remain dry tonight as high pressure shifts to the east coast. Temperatures will not get quite as cool tonight with most places dropping to the upper 50s to near 60 by sunrise.

A warm front will approach and stall out over the region Friday raising the prospects for a hit-or-miss shower or a thunderstorm Friday mainly in the afternoon. I’ve kept the odds low here in the Valley for today’s forecast and chances are most neighborhoods stay dry. We will notice the humidity starting to come up, though.

Chances for showers and storms will increase on Saturday with that stalled frontal boundary just to our north.

The models are a little undecided on where the boundary actually settles and where the best odds for thunder will be. I suspect better chances for storms will be near the I-70 corridor but that idea could change somewhat depending on exactly the boundary ends up.

I went with likely showers and thunder on Saturday for today’s update. If you have outdoor plans on Saturday, you’ll need to watch for occasional rain and maybe some thunder.

Sunday looks a little better in today’s model runs compared to yesterday’s. Still, there will be a slight chance for a spotty shower and more cloudiness around, but the prospects of staying dry are better.

Temperatures will feel more like summer through the weekend and it will be a bit more humid across the Valley.

High pressure will return and settle north of Lake Erie Monday shifting east through Tuesday. Temperatures will gradually increase each day under mostly sunny and dry conditions. The next cold front will arrive sometime around Wednesday with showers and storms.




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