Sunday brings a mostly cloudy day as a weak storm system moves north from the Tennesee Valley spreading moisture into the Ohio Valley. Chances for a shower or two will remain fairly low here in east-central Ohio but an isolated shower in any one location is not out of the question.
FutureCast radar for today through 2:00 AM Monday…
Otherwise, temperatures today will be around average for late spring and most neighborhoods here in the Valley will top out at around 80 this afternoon. A nice easterly breeze today could gust 15 to 20.
Odds for rain will gradually increase tonight as a cold front approaches from the northwest. Widespread showers and a few thunderstorms will be likely Monday as the front sinks southeast through the region. I’m not very concerned about severe weather Monday, but there is an awful lot of moisture available so heavy rain may be a factor.
The system looks to move through at a fast enough pace to limit any big flooding issues but temporary street flooding is certainly possible in all the regular locations.
Showers and thunderstorms will taper off Monday night and end by early Tuesday morning. High pressure quickly takes over to bring a pleasant, although cooler day for Tuesday. Temperatures will generally be about 8° to 10° cooler which means the low-70s for the afternoon high. The sunshine will make up for the cool temps, though.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Wednesday will begin as a decent day here in the Valley but our weather will decay through the afternoon as a storm system moves through Michigan pushing a cold front into Ohio. As warm moist southerly air wraps into Ohio, odds for showers will increase once again Wednesday afternoon. Widespread rain showers will become likely Wednesday night and remain over the area through the bulk of Thursday.
Rain should exit the region Thursday night allowing for another nice day on Friday. We can expect warm and muggy conditions Thursday then cooler temperatures and dry conditions on Friday behind the front.
Model differences enter the picture by Saturday. The GFS brings another batch of showers into the region while the European keeps high pressure and dry weather. For now, I’ve kept a chance for showers in the Saturday forecast, but this might change later as the models come into agreement later in the week.
Generally, though, temperatures for the week are expected to remain rather cool compared to the average for mid-June.
SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK
- Sunday: No severe thunderstorms are expected
- Monday: Showers and thunderstorms are likely. Severe thunderstorms are not expected. However, heavy rainfall will be possible in scattered locations
- Tuesday: No severe thunderstorms are expected