Rain chances will diminish today with drier and warmer conditions developing for Tuesday. An encroaching front will bring the next rain chance by Wednesday.
Our stretch of damp, chilly and dreary weather over the weekend will briefly turn warmer and more pleasant this week in east-central Ohio.
A large area of high pressure will build over the eastern US on Monday. After a few spotty showers early in the morning, clouds will begin to scatter out over the Tuscarawas Valley. Despite spotty afternoon sunshine, temperatures will remain cooler than average and most areas will struggle to reach 50 degrees for the afternoon high.
After a dry Monday night, we will get more sunshine over the region on Tuesday. As high pressure continues moving east toward the Atlantic, it will set up a southerly flow and lift a warm front through the region. Warm southern air will pump air into the area Tuesday afternoon. Afternoon highs will be much warmer than recent highs with afternoon temperatures topping out in the low 60s.
Tuesday’s sunshine and dry weather will be brief, however. Moisture will increase Tuesday night as low pressure drags a cold front southeast through Ohio. Rain will begin to spread west to east Wednesday into east-central Ohio.
As the front stalls south of the region, a wave of low pressure will ride along the boundary to keep the rain going Wednesday night through Thursday night.
Winds with the front will become quite gusty on Wednesday. Gists may reach 30 mph at times.
Abundant Gulf moisture with this system will bring abundant rainfall into the east-central Ohio region. Moderate to heavy rainfall will be possible at times. Although there are some variances in the different models, rainfall totals across the region may exceed two inches. We will monitor this developing situation for the possibilities of flooding.
Temperatures on Wednesday will still be quite warm for the season but settle back down to around average on Thursday with the passage of the storm system.
Many communities have Trick-or-Treat Wednesday evening. At this time it looks pretty soggy. Although temperatures will be relatively warm, rain looks all but certain.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND
A series of upper-level disturbances will travel through the region Friday through the weekend. Mostly cloudy conditions will continue along with chances for spotty showers. Only occasional peaks of sunshine look likely Friday and Saturday. Sunday looks to be the brightest day of the weekend.
Temperatures through the weekend will be much more in tune with the season. Daytime highs will be in the low 50s and nighttime lows in the 30s.