Slowly improving weather over the weekend

The storm system that has brought clouds and rain to the east-central Ohio region is finally on its way out of here. The core will continue to slowly move east today and as it does, an upper-level wave of low pressure will develop and travel along a cold front. While we should remain dry for the most part this morning, spotty areas of drizzle and light rain will linger with this upper-level disturbance this afternoon.

Temperatures today will hold fairly steady and may even drop a few degrees this afternoon as cooler air flows in behind our cold front.

Cloudy and dreary conditions will continue this evening, tonight and into Saturday morning. Our weather will finally begin to show signs of improvement Saturday afternoon as the system picks up speed and pushes off into New England. Lingering clouds should begin to break tomorrow afternoon as weak high pressure builds for Sunday.

Sunday will be the pick day of the weekend – and maybe even for the week. Expect a dry and mostly sunny day with afternoon temperatures in the mid-50s.

Sunday’s pleasant autumn weather will be short-lived. Low pressure will cross the upper Great Lakes region on Monday. While the main energy from this system will be to the northwest with this system, I can’t rule out spotty showers here in the Valley Monday afternoon. This will scoot through the Great Lakes quickly so any rain that happens to reach us will be brief.

Temperatures will be mild on Monday with afternoon highs in the low 60s.

Election Day will be a day we will need to pay attention to the weather. A strong storm system will develop in the southern Plains Monday night and race to the Great Lakes region on Tuesday. This system will bring severe weather to the High Plains, Mississippi Valley, and through the Great Lakes.

While there remain some differences in the modeling regarding the exact track and timing of this storm system, confidence is very good that this will impact east-central Ohio to some degree Tuesday.

From what I see in today’s modeling, I think we will see windy conditions Tuesday afternoon with southerly winds of 35 mph or so. The parent low will push a warm front through the region and we will also be on the warm and unstable side of the system. That will bring mild temperatures and odds for thunderstorms. Widespread rain will also likely move in Tuesday morning and linger for much of the day.

The storm system will also drag a potent cold front through east-central Ohio Tuesday evening. Temperatures in the low-60s Tuesday will cool behind the front to near 50 on Wednesday – then to the mid-40s by Thursday.

Questions regarding the timing and track of the system will come into focus over the weekend and I’ll have more details over the weekend. Just keep in mind that this will have an impact on our weather early next week. At the very least, expect rain and gusty wind on Tuesday.

Much cooler temperatures will set up behind our mid-week cold front and it looks like a cooler and wetter pattern dominating our weather through mid-month.

Projections from the NWS Climate Prediction Center indicate that precipitation will lean toward above average amounts through the middle of the month.

Thanks for checking in with the Valley’s only detailed weather forecast. Have a great weekend!




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