Most neighborhoods in the Tuscarawas Valley finally received welcoming rain over the past 24 hours as a cold front approached – some more than others. Reports from backyard weather stations this morning show the Twin Cities area receiving a good soaker. Not so much in other communities.
The cold front has cleared south of the region this morning and cooler and much less humid air will flow in behind it today. Clouds this morning will gradually clear by mid-morning and dew points will drop quickly. Dew points in the 70s early this morning will be in the 50s tonight.
Along with the humid air washing out, temperatures this afternoon will be cooler as well. Most areas will top out in the 82/84 degree range today. Overnight we’ll cool off to around 60. Tonight will be an open window night.
With high pressure in control, dry, cooler, and less humid conditions will continue through Thursday across the Valley. Daytime temperatures will generally stay in the low 80s with nighttime lows in the upper 50s.
FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND
Our string of dry sunny weather will come to an end as high pressure shifts east on Friday. The models are in fairly good agreement of slow-moving low pressure moving into the western Great Lakes region Friday. There is disagreement of the exact track of the low as it travels east through the weekend but the trend toward a wet weekend is pretty much the same across all modelling.
It most likely won’t rain steadily all the time but we can expect periodic showers and thunderstorms Friday night through Sunday with the low creeping nearby. With cloud cover and those on-and-off rain showers, look for temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s.
While the weekend timing of the low is bad, it will bring needed rain to the area. Current projections from the NWSWPC indicate an inch or so is possible with this system. Our farms, gardens and lawns can really use this.
Folks who aren’t happy with the hot and humid summertime weather will be pleased to know that yesterday was most likely our last 90-degree day – for a while, anyway. Temperatures will warm some late in the week, but the overall pattern shows mostly average – or even below average – temperatures at times through the end of the month.