Posted: 8:53 AM EDT 09/02/2019
Most of east-central Ohio should remain rain-free today. There is a weak front crossing this morning so we will need to keep a slight chance for a spotty shower going until the front clears this afternoon. The general trend today will be toward improving weather through the remainder of the day.
Dry weather returns this evening through Tuesday with high pressure moving east across the region. Tuesday also looks like the warmest day of the week as afternoon highs climb to the low 80s under abundant sunshine.
A cold front will travel out of the Plains and into the Great Lakes region Tuesday night and Wednesday. Moisture is sparse locally with this system and the best support for showers looks to remain toward the northern part of Ohio. Still, a couple of showers will be possible locally along the front as it crosses.
Severe weather with this system is forecast to remain north and west of our area where the front moves through at a more favorable time. The atmosphere will be much more stable in east-central Ohio by the time the system approaches our area.
Dry weather and sunshine will return midday Wednesday as the front clears south of the region. Cooler temperatures will settle in behind the cold front for Thursday and Friday.
So far the weekend is looking fabulous. High pressure will keep dry and mostly sunny conditions going Saturday and Sunday. Daytime temperatures should generally run in the low 70s for daytime highs and mid to low 50s overnight.
We are keeping our eyes on a weak cold front that may pass through east-central Ohio on Saturday, but today’s guidance shows very little support for rain.
The current forecast track of Hurricane Dorian keeps the storm well southeast of our area. We are not expecting any local impacts from Dorian here in the Valley.