The Valley will have another bright and dry day today as high pressure dominates overhead. Temperatures are on the chilly side to start but as the high shifts east and sets up a southerly flow, warmer air will flow into east-central Ohio this afternoon. Today will be much like yesterday but with the addition of a few cirrus clouds. Temperatures will warm quickly to the mid-50s under a bright sun.
Skies will remain mostly clear overnight and temperatures not quite as cold with nighttime lows in the mid/upper 30s.
A low-pressure system and an associated cold front will track across Quebec on Thursday. Expect a cloudier day tomorrow with this system. Very dry air in place over the region will keep any odds for rain out of the forecast until later in the day. Chances for showers will ramp up overnight as the cold front inches south from Lake Erie.
With warmer air pushing north into east-central Ohio ahead of the front tomorrow, most of the northern neighborhoods will reach the upper-50s with those south of Dover getting to around 60°.
The weak cold front will sink south into central Ohio on Friday and hang up over the region. Here in the Valley, on-and-off rain showers will continue for much of the day. I don’t think it will rain continuously, but intermittent showers will be possible just about everywhere. At least it won’t be a cold rain. Temperatures should remain in the upper-50s.
Showers will continue Friday night and into Saturday as an area of low pressure rides east along the boundary. At this point, Saturday looks to be pretty much a washout. There will be plenty of moisture to tap into which will make for decent amounts of rain. Warm air will bring temperatures up to the low 60s in the Valley.
The whole shebang pushes south of the region Saturday night and cooler air begins to invade. Lows Saturday night will dip to near freezing and any rain showers will change over to snow showers during the pre-dawn hours Sunday.
The potential for snow will be brief Sunday morning and with the warm ground and high sun angle, we won’t see any accumulation. Precipitation exits the region Sunday afternoon but temperatures will be cold for late March. Temperatures will struggle to reach 40°.
MONDAY THROUGH MIDWEEK
Dry conditions will return on Monday but it will remain chilly. Warming gets underway for Tuesday and the Valley will warm back to the low 50s.