Cloudy and cool today but pleasant autumn weather is on the way for the weekend

Lot’s of high clouds have moved into east-central Ohio early this morning and that trend looks to continue through the day. Any sun today will be filtered at best and will help keep afternoon temperatures cooler than average.

A crossing disturbance to our south will bring showers back in the forecast late this evening and tonight. Hi-res modeling indicates that the vast majority of precipitation will keep south of the Valley but a shower – especially in the southern half of our area – can’t be completely ruled out. Therefore, our forecast will bring a slight chance for a light shower early tonight for areas in New Philadelphia and south.

Hi-res futurecast radar through 2:00 AM Friday:

After a chilly start, skies should generally clear as high pressure builds in overhead early Friday morning. With mostly sunny conditions, tomorrow will end up being a dry day but temperatures will stay on the cool side for late September. Generally, afternoon highs will reach the upper 60s. Our far southern communities may see 70 degrees depending on the amount of sun.

Conditions for Friday night football will be much better than last week, although temperatures will be cooler. Leave the umbrella at home but take a jacket.

WEEKEND WEATHER
It will be a gorgeous autumn weekend. A weak reinforcing cold front will drop south through the region Friday night. There is limited moisture associated with the front and any showers should keep well north of the Valley.

High pressure will build overhead and provide plenty of sunshine, but another shot of cool Canadian air will flow over the Valley keeping our temperatures unseasonably cool on Saturday. Despite the sun, temperatures will only reach the low 60s.

The high will shift northeast on Sunday setting up a more southerly flow and warming temperatures up a bit. Highs should be around 70 in most neighborhoods under bright sun and fair weather cumulus.

NEXT WEEK
Fair autumn weather will continue into Monday. A nearly straight west-east flow will help warm things up a bit and temperatures should get to the upper 70s. A weak surface low pressure system will push a warm front across east-central Ohio bringing more cloudiness and a threat for a shower on Tuesday. This little front will stall north of the area on Wednesday keeping low odds for a shower through Wednesday.

The front is likely to stay to our north which would keep the Valley in the warmer air on Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs will warm to the mid-70s Tuesday, upper 70s by Wednesday.

LONGER RANGE
The cool temperatures advertised by the mid-range models last week looks to be nothing but fake news. The trend over the past several days has shifted 180 degrees to a somewhat warmer pattern during the first part of October.

A large upper-level ridge will establish over the southeast next week keeping the colder air to our north and west.

While we can see a lot of warmer colors over east-central Ohio next week, that doesn’t necessarily mean “hot” but our daytime highs could climb back to the upper 70s to near 80 briefly next week.

We may need to wait another week or two before we start to see some really prolonged cool temperatures.

rain wise, the precipitation outlook indicates that we may see slightly above average amounts of precipitation through the period.

 

 

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