High pressure will bring dry, cool and quiet weather this week for the east-central Ohio region.
Broad high pressure located southeast will bring a warmer and much brighter day. A southwest flow will bring relatively toasty temperatures this afternoon compared to Sunday’s with afternoon highs in the mid-50s for most areas.
The only thing to spoil today will be some clouds developing this afternoon as upper-level moisture increases in the warm air above as a weak cold front approaches. Those clouds will act as a blanket and keep our temperatures warmer tonight than they were last night.
Our weak frontal boundary will cross east-central Ohio during the wee hours Tuesday morning, Any precipitation will keep well north of our area and mainly along the eastern snow belt counties. Tomorrow will be a cloudier day here in the Valley but we will stay dry. Less sunshine tomorrow will keep afternoon highs a bit cooler than today.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Building high pressure will clear out the clouds and bring a pair of sunny but cool days Wednesday and Thursday. A northerly flow will keep temperatures here in the Valley in the mid/upper 40s both days. For those trying to keep their late-season plants going, with mostly clear skies overnight, temperatures will dip below freezing Wednesday night and Thursday night.
Our weekend weather begins to set up on Friday with an upper-level trough of low pressure developing over the Plains. Clouds will increase Friday as the system inches east but we will remain dry in east-central Ohio. Temperatures will warm into the low 50s.
A low-pressure system will track north along the east coast. There are some model differences with the track of this system but for now, I’m banking on the European solution bringing the low a little farther west by Saturday.
Should the Euro be correct, some moisture would spread into eastern Ohio resulting in showers Saturday and Sunday. The good news is with daytime highs in the low-50s and nighttime lows in the 40s, precipitation should remain liquid.