Rain chances will continue through Friday morning with the passage of a cold front. Dry weather is expected Saturday under high pressure before rain chances return Saturday night and Sunday.
Rain showers showing up on radar will continue to push east through the remainder of this morning. These are associated with a cold front currently located just to the northwest. Odds for showers will gradually dwindle and should end by lunchtime or shortly thereafter.
Dry conditions will highlight our Friday afternoon and evening although, clouds will persist for some time. We may see some peaks of sun by mid-afternoon and this evening. Temperatures today will be warmest during the morning and remain flat or even cool slightly this afternoon.
Saturday looks to remain dry but relatively cloudy for most of east-central Ohio. Colder air behind today’s front will hold temperatures to the low 60s for the afternoon high. That front will do a 180 and drift back northward Saturday night as a warm front and once again bring likely chances for showers Saturday night and Mother’s Day.
Unfortunately, Mother’s Day looks pretty soggy. Widespread showers will be around for the bulk of the day and temperatures will remain in the 60° to 62° range here in the Valley.
Cool temperatures and rain will dominate our weather pattern to start the new work week. Cloudy skies with moderate odds for a spotty shower will persist into Monday as low pressure crosses the upper Great Lakes region. Tuesday looks like the best day of the early week with dry conditions and occasional peaks of sunshine. Rain will return to the forecast on Wednesday as yet another low moves through the Great Lakes.
Temperatures through the period will likely remain below average.
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK
Warmer than average temperatures and drier conditions look to return mid-month, according to the 8 to 14-day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center.