After the fog lifts, a sunny afternoon; Cool Saturday but warmer on Sunday

A reinforcing cold front will keep the temperature cool for Saturday. Recovery can be expected quickly though as a warming trend is indicated for the beginning of the new week with building high pressure.

The morning fog will lift by mid morning leaving the Valley with sunshine through the rest of the day. It will be a dry but seasonably cool afternoon under weak high pressure. Temperatures this afternoon should be right around the 70-degree mark in most neighborhoods.

It will be a very pleasant evening for area football this evening. It will remain dry but cool, so you may need a jacket.

A cold front will slide south through east-central Ohio early Saturday morning. There is limited support and moisture with this one and any showers associated with the boundary will keep well north of the Valley. Another wave a cold air will keep clouds around for most of the day. However, it will be a dry but cool Saturday with temperatures around 63/65 degrees for the afternoon high.

Clouds will thin late in the day and overnight. With less cloudiness overhead during the night, it will dip to the upper 40s.

Those chilly temperatures won’t stick, though. A warming trend will get underway on Sunday. It will be a beautiful fall day with mostly sunny skies warming us to the mid-70s. A very nice day to end September.

The area of high pressure that will bring sunshine for Sunday will shift to the east coast Monday morning. A warm front will lift through east-central Ohio and stall over Lake Erie Monday night. As a result, we’ll warm to near 80 degrees on Monday as warm air overspreads the region. High pressure will continue to maintain the sunshine.

Low pressure will cross the upper Great Lakes region early Tuesday to bring the threat for showers back in the forecast.

With clouds and the potential for rain, temperatures will get a little cooler but still just a touch above average.

The low will linger through Wednesday keeping the possibilities for showers going until a cold front moves through the region on Thursday. With relatively warm and moist air in place and a bit of instability, a couple of thunderstorms would be possible with the front.

Dew points will be elevated through the period. While it won’t be muggy by July standards, this is pretty muggy for October.

The official monthly outlook from the Climate Prediction Center indicates equal odds for warmer and cooler than average.

This is likely to change with the next update. The trend with climate forecast models has been fairly consistent in a warm period through the first couple of weeks of October – enough that the warmth shown in the southeast should expand into east-central Ohio with the new update.

The same holds true for the precipitation outlook:

Again, climate modeling has shown an increase in the trend toward a slightly wetter than average month.

Thanks for depending on for your local weather. Have a great – and safe – weekend.



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