Dry weather and occasional sunshine are expected this afternoon under weak high pressure. Clouds will dominate the morning but will decrease through the afternoon. It will be a little warmer today as well with afternoon temperatures around 40°.
Rain will spread in from the south during the day on New Year’s Eve as a storm system moves through the Ohio Valley.
A warm front associated with this system will bring warm moist air into east-central Ohio shooting temperatures to the 50s. There is the potential for periods of moderate to heavy rainfall and we could end up with 0.75″ – 1.50″ of total rain out of this through New Year’s morning.
If we were to receive more than a half an inch of rain in New Phila, 2018 would become the third rainiest year since 1998.
Rain will quickly exit east and north of the region on New Year’s Day. Clouds will gradually lessen through the afternoon enough to allow for some peaks of sun in the afternoon. Temperatures on Tuesday will remain a bit above average until a second cold front crosses Tuesday night.
Generally, dry weather with cooler, but seasonal, temperatures are in the forecast through the remainder of the work week. Occasional snow showers will visit the snow belt counties but nothing worth noting will reach this far south.