Dry, sunny weather is expected today under high pressure. Breezy and chilly conditions for Wednesday with a weak frontal system. Chilly temperatures will continue for the longer range.
A cold start this morning. Temperatures overnight fell to around freezing in most neighborhoods early this morning, so the freeze warning was a good call. Most of us aren’t ready for the cold yet, but, on average, this is the time of year when we start to see nighttime lows around 32 degrees.
Some high and low-level clouds lingered overhead last night and early this morning. Without those clouds, it would be even colder this morning.
After such a damp, chilly and gloomy day yesterday, we’re ready for some sunshine. We’ll get plenty of that today thanks to high pressure building in overhead behind yesterday’s cold front. Those morning clouds will gradually mix out by mid-morning. Temperatures this afternoon should reach the low 50s under brilliant sunshine.
Low-level clouds will begin to increase late tonight ahead of another cold front that will swing through east-central Ohio Wednesday morning. With a blanket of clouds overhead we won’t get quite as cold tonight and we’ll stay well above freezing here in the Valley.
I’ve kept Wednesday dry for today’s forecast due to a lack of moisture with this next front. Showers look to remain north and east of the area. With only spotty sunshine at times, temperatures tomorrow will be chilly – AND BREEZY. Areas across the Valley will stay below 50 degrees for the afternoon high. With a west wind gusting to around 14 mph at times, wind chills will be noticeable.
Freezing temperatures will be possible again Wednesday night as skies clear out and winds become calm.
Thursday will bring another sun-filled day as high pressure returns. Despite the abundant sun, temperatures will remain chilly and most places will be lucky if they see 50 degrees. It will also not be as windy with winds shifting to the northwest.
FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND
Skies will be all but clear Thursday night and with practically no breeze to speak of we’ll have the potential for widespread frost as temperatures cool off to the mid-30s. This will likely bring an end to this year’s growing season.
Friday will start out with clear skies and sunshine but clouds will increase quickly as yet another cold front approaches. Temperatures will warm to the mid/upper 50s ahead of this next system and chances for rain will increase. Saturday will be another cold, windy, raw and damp day across east-central Ohio. I expect light rain showers through much of the day and temperatures in the mid-50s.
After another cold night Saturday night, showers may linger in spots Sunday morning but our odds will decrease by the afternoon as high pressure approaches from the west. Areas to our north and east will be talking snow showers for early Sunday morning. We probably will not see any flakes here, though.
Sunshine will return Monday. Beyond Monday, temperatures will remain colder than normal for much of the mid-range. I really don’t hold much hope of seeing any warm temperatures here through the end of the month.