Tuscarawas Valley Weather Update for Wednesday 04/17/2019

As an addition to the confirmation of a tornado in Tuscarawas County, an NWS survey team from Cleveland was also in Stark County yesterday. They confirmed an EF-0 tornado occurred in the Canal Fulton area. That brings the total to 4 confirmed tornadoes in Ohio on Sunday (04/14).

Sunday’s brief tornado brings the count to 15 confirmed tornadoes in Tuscarawas County since 1950.

Temperatures will turn warmer over the next few days. Wednesday will be a cloudier day than yesterday across the Valley. A warm front in the vicinity will keep the clouds around but our odds are pretty good that we stay dry. Chances for a light shower will be better along the frontal boundary as it slides farther north today.

Temperatures this afternoon will run in the low-70s this afternoon. Then, dry with cloudiness tonight. Temperatures overnight will be warmer than past nights bottoming out in the upper 50s.

Clouds will hang tough on Thursday, but still a nice spring day. Our area will be solidly in the warm sector and with a nice southerly breeze, look for afternoon highs in the upper-70s. Those breezy south winds will pick up during the day to around 15 mph. Occasional gusts could be as high as 25/30 mph.

FRIDAY THROUGH EASTER
Our weather goes downhill Friday as low pressure travels through central Ohio with a cold front. Temperatures will likely start out warm in the morning but then trend downward in the afternoon as the front crosses. Showers and a few thunderstorms will be around. With that low marching through it’ll be breezy as well with gusts again may reaching 20 to 25 mph.

Morning temperatures will be in the low-60s but drop off to the mid-50s by sunset. Friday is just not going to be a very nice day.

The low pressure system that brings rain and storms to the Valley on Friday will shift east and stall out on Saturday. Saturday will be even gloomier than Friday with a chilly rain and breezy winds. Temperatures won’t do much better than the low-50s – just a raw, drizzly day.

Thankfully, this system finally pulls off to the northeast by Easter Sunday. That will bring improving weather to the Valley. While it won’t be toasty warm, temperatures look to be not all that bad with highs in the mid – maybe even upper – 60s. If you have an egg hunt or outdoor plans with the kiddies, it won’t be a pristine spring day but it will be a much nicer day than Saturday.

SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK

  • TODAY: No severe weather is expected
  • Thursday: No severe weather is expected
  • Friday: Thunderstorms are possible mainly by mid-afternoon and evening. Gusty winds are expected by thunderstorm wind gusts are expected to remain below severe criteria.

LONG RANGE OUTLOOK
Taking a look at the longer range trends, the temperature outlook has a nice warm look to it in the 8 to 14-day outlook. April may end on a warmer than average note.

Precipitation-wise, climate modeling signals point to an around average amount of rain for the same period.

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