Periodic showers and thunderstorms will continue through the week as a frontal boundary remains stalled in the region and several disturbances cross the upper Ohio Valley.
Today will bring the highest odds for a dry day that we’ve seen so far this week. That’s not saying we can expect a completely rain-free day, but there are slightly better chances that most neighborhoods will get some dry time today. While a passing shower can’t be completely eliminated in any one spot, odds are lower today. The morning looks like the best chances for not seeing any raindrops.
Heck, we might even see a few sunny periods today!
Similar to what we saw yesterday, the afternoon and evening will bring back weather conditions where showers and maybe some thunder redevelops across east-central Ohio. Any showers or storms will have the potential for tropical downpours.
FutureCast radar through midnight:
With the ground already as wet as it can be, flash flooding will remain a threat. The Flash Flood Watch that was due to expire last night has been extended until 8:00 PM Thursday.
Otherwise, today will be another cloudy and humid day in the Valley. Afternoon highs should reach the upper 70s in most neighborhoods.
Chances for showers and thunderstorms will gradually increase again overnight as the next in a continuing line of upper-level disturbances ride along our stalled front. Again, moderate to heavy rainfall will be possible tonight, mainly after midnight.
A cold front will cross the region on Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely with the front. There is also a Marginal Risk (1/5) for severe storms with gusty wind. Given the conditions lately, weak spin ups will also be something we need to be aware of.
There is some good news with Thursday’s front, though. The center of low pressure will finally start to bring changes to the constant wet weather pattern we’ve been stuck in. Low pressure will move east of the region late in the day Thursday. Showers and storms will taper off from west to east in the evening as drier air flows in from the north.
Friday will finally bring the sunshine back as high pressure builds overhead. We will actually see a day of bright sunshine. A warm front Friday night will bring the chance for a shower back Friday night.
Temperatures will be cooler Thursday and Friday with afternoon highs in the mid-70s.
An upper-level ridge of high pressure will keep the threat for showers and storms at a minimum Saturday and Sunday. With the differences in the placement of a warm front in the vicinity, there will be a slight threat for a passing shower or storm both days. However, there will be plenty of dry time. I’ll go with a mix of clouds and sun through the period and keep slight chances for a spotty shower or storm.
Temperatures on Saturday will reach the upper 70s warming up to the low 8-s on Sunday.
EARLY NEXT WEEK
That ridge of high pressure will break down returning a threat for widespread showers on Monday. Showers may stick around through Tuesday before drier air moves back into the region Wednesday.