After such a dreary weekend, high pressure over West Virginia today will bring fair weather to east-central Ohio. It will definitely feel springlike and not much in the way of any clouds to spoil the sunshine. Temperatures this afternoon will hover around 70-ish.
Tonight will bring a few clouds, but skies should remain clear enough to catch a few meteors from the Lyrid meteor shower that peaks tonight. It will be dry across the region with nighttime temperatures in the 50s.
We should stay dry to start out Tuesday morning but clouds will gradually increase through the morning as low pressure crossing the upper Great Lakes region drags a cold front through Ohio. Odds for showers and thunderstorms will ramp up through the afternoon as the front approaches but the highest odds for rain and thunder comes in the evening.
For now, the setup doesn’t show any strong storms with this so, I expect just a few standard spring thunderboomers.
Chances for storminess will diminish by midnight leaving decreasing odds for rain showers through the rest of the night as the system departs east.
High pressure returns on Wednesday to bring us another sunny – although a bit cooler – day for Wednesday.
LATE WEEK AND THE WEEKEND
The models start to get a little murky on Thursday regarding the cold front that crossed on Tuesday. Some of them want to bring this front back west as a warm front Thursday, which would introduce low odds for a spotty shower Thursday afternoon and evening. Regardless, clouds will increase Thursday afternoon and stick around Thursday night. Rain chances will depend on how far west that frontal boundary manages to creep.
Approaching high pressure will finally push the boundary east once again by Friday setting us up for a decent spring weekend.
Temperatures through the week look to be ‘seasonal’.
SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK
- MONDAY: No severe weather is expected
- TUESDAY: Showers and a few thunderstorms are expected. Severe thunderstorms are not expected at this time.
- WEDNESDAY: No severe weather is expected.