Cool temperatures with several opportunities for frost this week

Scattered showers and sprinkles are possible through most of the morning hours. More widespread rain is expected by late morning and through the afternoon ahead of a passing cold front. Colder and dry on Tuesday.

Widespread rain is accompanying a cold front sinking through east-central Ohio this morning. Showers will be with us for most of the morning and early afternoon. The hi-res model shows showers becoming more scattered late in the afternoon and into the early evening then ending after 5:00/6:00 PM.

With a pocket of warmer air ahead of the front, the daytime highs around 60 degrees will occur during the morning. Temperatures will slide downward this afternoon as colder air rushes in behind the cold front. Overnight, area temperatures will dip to the coldest of the season so far and most neighborhoods will be near freezing by early Tuesday morning.

Patchy frost will be possible tonight – especially in areas north of New Philadelphia. Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings are already in place for central Ohio counties this morning. I wouldn’t be surprised to see these expand east today.

Dry conditions and sunshine return for Tuesday. Temperatures will warm to around 50 degrees or so as relatively warmer air funnels into the region. Clouds will begin to increase Tuesday evening ahead of the next cold front due to cross on Wednesday.

Today’s model runs show little in the way of precipitation here with Wednesday’s front. Showers are likely to keep to the north and along the lake shore counties with mostly clouds invading this far south. I’ll keep the forecast dry for now based on this morning’s model runs. Temperatures once again should max out at around 50 before the front drops through early in the afternoon.

Temperatures will again become cold enough for frost Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.

High pressure will build over the Great Lakes region on Thursday bringing a very nice autumn day. We’ll see plenty of sunshine with little in the way of clouds. Temperatures will stay in the 50 – 52 degree range here.

Temperatures will not be quite as cold Thursday night but with clear skies and little in the way of a breeze, patchy frost will be possible again.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND
High pressure will shift to the mid-Atlantic coast on Friday. After a sunny start to the day, clouds will begin moving in ahead of the next storm system. Prospects for showers will return to the forecast Friday evening ahead of this next system and it’s associated cold front.

Things will start to get interesting on Saturday as the cold front crosses. It will be a raw day as showers will be likely with the front and it will turn breezy. The air behind this front looks cold enough for snow along the eastern lake shore counties.

Sunday will be the better weekend day as high pressure brings sunshine back. Temperatures will be chilly, though, with afternoon highs only making it to the upper 40s.

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