Chilly today with increasing odds for light showers tonight; November-like weekend

Area temperatures will be more in tune with the season into next week. A couple of fast moving systems will bring the chance for showers tonight and again Sunday night and Monday.

Lots of low-level clouds this morning are likely to stick around through the morning. Some clearing will bring occasional breaks this afternoon but these will fill back in this evening ahead of a quick-moving upper-level disturbance pushing in for tonight.

With the amount of cloud cover, I wouldn’t expect much in the way of warming across the Valley today. Low 50s will be the best we will do.

Despite the clouds, we’ll remain dry across east-central Ohio. A hefty disturbance will cross the region tonight bringing a band of light rain from the west. It will be a much chillier evening for high school football and some games could see a chilly drizzle or light rain before the game finishes.

Hi-res futurecast radar through midnight tonight:

If you’re headed out to the game this evening, jackets and raingear are appropriate.

Cold, light rain showers will continue overnight and push east of the region Saturday morning. Clouds will thin some in the afternoon and allow for some occasional sun. Like today, temperatures on Saturday will remain on the cool side with low 50s for the afternoon high.

Sunday looks to be the better day of the weekend, although clouds will persist much of the day. High pressure to the south should keep dry conditions. Temperatures Sunday will warm a bit more with upper 50s likely across the Valley.

MONDAY
Low pressure will track across the upper Great Lakes region Sunday night and drag another cold front across east-central Ohio on Monday. Odds for rain showers will ramp up Sunday night as the front approaches and continue through Monday.

Rain chances will decrease Monday evening as the front pushes south and east of the region. We’re not expecting a lot of rain with this but Monday promises to be chilly and damp with afternoon temperatures in the mid-50s at best.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
Although this is a potent front, there will not be a huge change in temperatures behind it for Tuesday. High pressure build in from the west and bring us some sunshine and dry weather for a change. Temperatures will continue in the mid-50s.

The high will shift east by Tuesday and set up a bit of a southerly flow and warmer temperatures for Tuesday through Thursday. Highs should get all the way to the upper 50s! At least it will be mostly sunny throughout this period.

FROST/FREEZE OUTLOOK
It’s getting to be that time when we start to think about the end of the growing season. At this point, I’m not too worried about the prospects for widespread frost quite yet. Could there be patchy frost over the next 7 days? Sure – especially in those more sheltered places in the northern half of the Valley – especially if skies clear out overnight. The Sugarcreek area is usually the coldest area.

I’ll continue to keep you updated and will post the frost/freeze forecast here and on our social media pages if/when the forecast changes.┬áBut, a freeze or widespread frost doesn’t look likely.

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