The drizzle and fog this morning will eventually become just a cloudy blah afternoon. There is still the potential for a few icy spots this morning with temperatures hovering around 32° but that should alleviate by mid-morning as temperatures creep upward.
A warm front along the Ohio River Valley will stall and remain there today. That will mean a gloomy day with that boundary nearby but the drizzle and light rain should shift east and out of the region by the afternoon. We’ll stay dry but cloudy this afternoon and tonight. Temperatures will be warmer today and we will get to the low 40s for the afternoon high. Temperatures tonight will cool off to near freezing so any leftover puddles will refreeze.
CAUTION: The cloud deck will sink towards the surface tonight and areas of dense fog may develop. Visibility can be reduced to a quarter mile in some places.
That warm front south of the region will lift north tomorrow spreading rain showers into east-central Ohio for much of the day. As the front moves into Lake Erie Saturday evening, showers will become more scattered. Despite the day being pretty much a washout, temperatures will be warmer than we’ve seen for quite a while and we’ll warm to the low 50s across the Valley.
Rainfall for Saturday should amount to around a half to one inch.
Temperatures Saturday night won’t cool off much and we’ll wake up Sunday starting out in the low 50s. Sunday will actually be a fairly decent day for a change. There may be a lingering shower early in the morning but the bulk of Sunday will be dry and mild. Temperatures in the afternoon will warm to the upper 50s to near 60° and there will actually be some peaks of sunshine. If you have some outdoor holiday decorating to do, this would be the day to do it.
The warmth will be brief, however. A cold front will sweep across the region Sunday night. Cold air behind the front will return on Monday knocking temperatures back to the low 40s. A few spotty showers will be possible Monday afternoon in that northerly flow.
The forecast gets a little fuzzy as we approach midweek. Arctic high pressure to the west will certainly bring colder temperatures back to east-central Ohio. Precipitation opportunities will depend mostly on exactly where the high places and how strong it becomes. Lake effect snow will probably plague northern Ohio counties and the placement and strength of the high will determine how far south those lake effect band can sink.
I’ve kept the forecast dry for now. But it should not come as a surprise if low chances for an occasional snow shower creep back into the forecast as confidence in how the high behaves increases in future model runs.
Snow or not, temperatures will return to a cold regime next week with highs in the low 30s and nighttime lows in the 20s.
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