After a sunny and warm late summer weekend in east-central Ohio, high pressure will migrate east and the remnants of Florence will begin to move into the upper Ohio Valley region tonight.
Today will be mostly sunny and warm, but clouds from Florence will begin to move in from the south this afternoon and evening as Florence approaches. While Florence stalled over the Carolinas dumping unbelievable amounts of rain, it will be a much-weakened storm by the time it reaches our area. Plus, it will move through east-central Ohio much much faster. The end result will be minimal impacts here.
Sunday night through Monday will be breezy and wet. A shield of rain will slowly travel south to north as the system approaches. Widespread rain is likely for our area by the Monday morning commute.
Easterly winds will begin to pick up Sunday night and continue into Monday. Winds will generally be 10 to 15 MPH with some gusts up to 30 MPH. This is well below the threshold for wind advisories.
Although the threat is low, isolated tornadoes are possible on Monday anywhere in east-central Ohio as the system moves through.
Rain will also begin to move into the area Sunday night. Widespread rain will be ongoing through the bulk of Monday. As with any tropical system, rainfall could be moderate to heavy at times in some spots.
New updated 7:00 PM: Total rain accumulation for the Valley from Florence should generally be about an inch or so im most locations. A 2 inch accumulation in any one spot can’t be ruled out. The whole system will be moving through quickly and any pockets of heavy rainfall should be brief.
The heaviest rainfall will occur north of the surface low pressure. As the low curves eastward during the day tomorrow, rainfall will begin to taper off.
THE TUSKY AND STILLWATER CREEK
The Tuscarawas River and other area waterways have recovered from last weekend’s extended rain. Florence should skate through the area quickly, so no river or stream flooding is expected. Yes, water levels will come up in response to the additional rain, but they are expected to remain well below flood stage.
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
Rain will continue into Monday night tapering off as Tuesday morning approaches. A lingering shower will be possible during the Tuesday morning commute. Our weather will gradually improve through the afternoon as the system pulls off to the east.
Dry conditions will resume Wednesday and Thursday with plenty of sunshine to go around. Temperatures will be coolest Wednesday with afternoon highs in the upper 70s to near 80. Thursday will be warmer with highs in the low 80s.
Strong low pressure in the Great Lakes region will drag a cold front across Ohio on Friday bringing the likelihood for showers and thunderstorms.
Temperatures will be cooler Saturday and Sunday behind the front. Highs on Saturday may struggle to reach 70 degrees.