Cooler temperatures and dry through Friday

A cold front dropping through the region this morning will continue its journey southeast later today. There is a slight chance for a spotty shower in spots in east-central Ohio as cold air aloft moves through, but the majority of any rain today should stay north of the Valley.

Clouds will stick around through most of the morning as the front moves through but we’ll start to see some thinning by mid-afternoon as high pressure builds over the region. A west wind picks up today too and gusts may get to around 20 mph at times. Temperatures today and Thursday will be noticeably cooler behind the front and daytime highs today will only warm to around 70 degrees.

With skies continuing to clear overnight, the cool and dry air will knock temperatures down to the low 50s tonight. Time to turn off the A/C and open the windows.

Thursday will bring more cool and dry weather except we’ll add a lot more sunshine. Temperatures will also warm to around 78 degrees with all that sunshine around.

The other weather factor that will make it so delightful the next few days will be the lack of moisture (humidity) in the air. Dew points will be in the very comfortable 50s range through the latter part of the week.

So, sunshine, cool fall-like-temperatures and the lack of humidity. It doesn’t get much better.

We’ll be able to squeeze one more pleasant fall-like day on Friday with high pressure over northeast Ohio. The high will slowly drift to New England by Friday night as a warm front approaches western Ohio. Here in the Valley, we’ll start to see clouds increase Friday night. Then, odds for spotty showers will begin to increase by Saturday morning.

The refreshing cool temperatures and lack of humidity we will enjoy these next few days will evaporate over the weekend as an upper-level ridge of high pressure takes over our weather pattern. Temperatures will heat up and we’ll see the humidity return. It will feel like summer again.

We could see temperatures climb to 90 degrees for a couple of days next week – no doubt, the upper 80s at least.



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