Below normal temperatures and breezy conditions are expected to start the work week. Above normal temperatures will return mid to late week before rain moves back into the region on Thursday.
Breezy conditions will continue tonight behind a cold front. Clouds will also become more numerous as colder air aloft flows into the region. Temperatures across the Valley will dip to the upper 20s to near 30° overnight.
West winds will continue to be a bit gusty on Monday and afternoon temperatures will remain on the cool side. Highs tomorrow in the Valley should approach the mid-40s under a mix of sun and clouds. We’ll end up with more sunshine on Tuesday but temperatures will remain a handful of degrees below average for the afternoon high.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
A warming trend gets underway on Wednesday as the high-pressure system that brought dry weather to start the work week shifts east. That will lift a warm front across east-central Ohio on Wednesday to bring warmer and wetter air into the Valley from the south.
Odds for rain showers will start out on the low side Wednesday night with rain looking like a good bet for Thursday. Rain showers will gradually taper off Thursday night as high pressure build overhead on Friday to bring the sun and dry conditions back to the Valley.
Temperatures on Wednesday could possibly reach the mid-50s but the warm air will really warm things up on Thursday. Afternoon highs Thursday may approach 70°! Temperatures will cool back to the mid-50s on Friday.
Unfortunately, the warmer temperatures are not going to hang around. Colder air aloft will begin to invade east-central Ohio Friday evening and temperatures will drop back down to the low-30s Friday night. Cloudy conditions and colder air at the surface will limit daytime heating on Saturday and neighborhoods around the Valley will see temperatures only reach 40° or so.
While Sunshine will dominate the skies on Sunday, it will have little effect. Temperatures will stay in the upper 30s for the daytime high.
After next weekend’s cool down, temperatures look to recover back to around average by mid-week next week.