NWS Cleveland will be surveying an area near Canton this morning to determine if a tornado caused damage during last evening’s severe weather. I’ll post the results when they become available.
The cold front that caused all of last evening’s ruckus in eastern Ohio has cleared east of the area this morning. Drier air overhead will allow for sunshine in the Valley but this will be short-lived. Clouds will stream back in today as a second reinforcing cold front will sink through the region later this afternoon. There could be a light shower in a few spots across east-central Ohio as the front crosses.
Otherwise, it will remain a bit breezy yet today with temp[eratures remaining fairly steady in the Valley today. Temperatures should hover around the upper 40s through the early afternoon then trend downward behind the front to around 42/44 by sunset this evening.
Spotty showers will transition over to wet snow tonight as temperatures drop down to just below freezing. FutureCast radar for today through 2:00 AM Saturday:
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Saturday looks like a chilly and mostly cloudy day but uneventful. Temperatures will max out in the upper 30s to near 40°, so a little cooler than where we normally are for mid-March. An area of weak low pressure will travel east across Lake Erie on Saturday bringing the chance for spotty showers mainly during the afternoon. Temperatures will be borderline in the late morning so any precipitation before lunch could mean a few snowflakes.
Temperatures on Sunday won’t do much better than Saturday but at least we should top out in the low 40s for the afternoon high.
MONDAY THROUGH MIDWEEK
Weak high pressure will build over the region by Monday and allow for dry and sunnier conditions. Temperatures will remain colder than average through the period with highs in the low to mid-40s.
A warming trend still looks to get underway next week. Temperatures next weekend look to be much more comfortable.
Since this is the last weekend of winter it seems only fitting.