A few light snow showers through Wednesday; Cold but sunnier Thanksgiving

There will be a few light snow showers early this morning with a weak front dropping through the east-central Ohio region. These will push east by mid-morning and we won’t see much in the way of any accumulation here in the Valley.

Clouds will hang tough for the bulk of the day with some breaks allowing for a few scant peaks of sun this afternoon. Temperatures across the region should max out in the mid-30s. It will remain dry overnight with temperatures dipping to the mid-20s.

WEDNESDAY AND THANKSGIVING
Low pressure moving east across the Great Lakes will drag an arctic cold front through Ohio on Wednesday. While this will likely produce lake effect snow showers along northern portions of Ohio, we should see little snow here in the Valley. Sharply colder air will funnel in behind this boundary Wednesday night and many locations will drop to the 20-degree range Wednesday night. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some upper teens in some places early Thursday morning.

Despite the cold air, high pressure will build for Thanksgiving and bring us a fairly sunny and dry day. Thankfully, winds look fairly calm and wind chills shouldn’t be a huge factor. It’s going to feel brisk on Thanksgiving, though.

Temperatures on Thanksgiving will rival some of the coldest temperatures in the last 20 years.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND
Friday will bring another bright day to the region with high pressure shifting east. The cold Thanksgiving temperatures will recover somewhat and it will not be as cold. We should warm to the mid-40s here in the Valley.

The warmer temperatures on Friday will be the start of a continuing trend that will carry us through the weekend. We’ll see temperatures warm to the low 50s by Sunday. Unfortunately, chances for rain will also be fairly constant through the weekend.

LONGER RANGE
While the weekend will bring warmer temperatures, they will not stick. Signals point to a cold and potentially stormy period the close out November that will continue into the first part of December.

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