Dry today but rain looks likely for the weekend

High pressure will maintain dry weather through Friday morning. Two upper level disturbances will bring rain showers starting later in the day Friday through the weekend before dry weather returns early next week.

After a chilly start and some patchy fog around, we should see some partial clearing this morning as high pressure shifts east across the region. Clouds will thicken back up this afternoon with the next weather system approaching from the Plains.

We’ll stay dry today and most neighborhoods should warm to the low 50s this afternoon. Clouds tonight will help keep temperatures a little warmer than last night.

UNSETTLED WEEKEND
A couple of weather systems will affect our weekend weather in the Tuscarawas Valley. The first system is a fairly robust low-pressure system that will emerge out of the Plains and travel up the Atlantic Coast.

The air in place over east-central Ohio will be pretty dry on Friday and rain will be slow to moisten up the atmosphere enough for showers to develop. As such, Friday will start out dry and cloudy, but odds for rain will gradually ramp up in the afternoon.

Unfortunately, the weather for Friday night’s rivalry game between Dover and New Phila is not looking very good. Light rain will be likely as moisture overspreads the region and temperatures will be on the cool side.

Saturday will not be a very nice day either. Showers will be likely through most of the day along with a gusty breeze. The good news is temperatures will remain warm enough and all precipitation will fall as rain.

The low, a noreaster really, will continue up the east coast Saturday night and Sunday. Rain showers will continue to spread west into eastern Ohio but showers should begin to taper off as the system makes its way into New England.

Just as the east coast noreaster departs, system number-2 will move in from the west Sunday night into Monday. Once again, rain showers will overspread the region and continue through Monday.

Total rainfall will be about a half to one inch across the region. Locations east of New Phila could end up with a quarter inch or so more.

NEXT WEEK
Low pressure departs Monday and things will start to dry out Monday afternoon as high pressure returns. Dry conditions and sunshine will dominate Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will warm from the low 50s Monday to mid-50s by Tuesday.

LONGER RANGE
Chilly below average temperatures should begin to relax a bit as we approach the end of October and start November.

Most climate forecast systems generally show moderate warming through the first week or so of the new month. While this doesn’t mean we will suddenly start to get into 70-degree temperatures, it does indicate that a general average to slightly warmer than average temperatures may dominate through the month of┬áNovember.

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