Unsettled weather will continue through much of the weekend as a series of storm systems travel through the Ohio Valley.
Unfortunately, there is not much in the way of changes in the forecast this morning. Showers and a few rumbles of thunder will continue through the bulk of today with a cold front.
No severe weather is likely but the wind will turn a little gusty as the front crosses east-central Ohio. Southwest winds will pick up today becoming 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could reach 25 to 30 mph at times.
Rain coverage and intensity will decrease late this evening and overnight. This cold front is fairly impressive and it will bring chilly temperatures to the Valley tonight and Saturday. Temperatures overnight will dip to the upper-30s across the Valley. Winds will remain breezy so those upper-30s are going to feel much colder.
Saturday looks to bring the only day that we will lack a chance of rain out of the next seven days. Weak high pressure will bring a break in the rain and even some sunshine tomorrow. It will remain cool though with afternoon highs only reaching the mid-50s. Breezy west winds may gust 20 to 25 mph as well.
Our dry period will be short-lived as the next low pressure system travels across the region Saturday night. Rain will be likely Saturday night tapering off through Sunday morning. Actually, after a wet start, Sunday’s weather will improve through the day. Clouds should decrease as we make our way through the afternoon and sunshine will break out.
Temperatures Sunday will remain cool and a breezy north wind will gust to 20 mph. Highs Sunday afternoon won’t do much better than the low 50s. Mostly clear skies Sunday night will allow for temperatures to drop into the mid-30s.
Monday will bring warming temperatures as a warm front approaches. Unfortunately, rain chances will also increase as well. That warm front will remain fairly stationary in southern Ohio keeping the threat for rain in the forecast through mid-week.
Chilly weekend temperatures will trend warmer through the period. Afternoon highs in the mid-60s on Monday will warm to the low-70s by Wednesday.
The Climate Prediction Center favors warmer than average temperatures for the east-central Ohio region as we start May.
The CPC also favors a slight trend toward above average precipitation through the same period.