A string of mild pleasant weather days this week

Chances for rain will slowly diminish during the afternoon today but it may take some time yet before clouds begin to thin out. High pressure will move into western Ohio and skies will clear out west to east this evening and overnight.

Temperatures tonight will depend on how much and how quickly skies can clear. Current hi-res models indicate that it will clear enough overnight to allow local temperatures in the mid-40s range. Fog will also be an issue late tonight and in the morning if skies can clear out.

High pressure will travel across the Great Lakes region Tuesday and stall out over Quebec Tuesday night. That will set us up for a string of fair weather days that should continue through Friday. Despite the abundant sunshine tomorrow, temperatures will only get to the upper-60s. We will gradually warm to the mid-70s under bright sun for Thursday and Friday.

For those who make plans several days out, the weekend is proving to be a bit of a challenge. Here’s the current setup (and what you won’t learn from an app.)

A cold front will approach the western Great Lakes region on Friday but its arrival here in our area will be governed by a storm system off the east coast. The stronger that east coast storm can become will determine how far east our cold front can migrate Friday night and Saturday.

For now, we’ve kept a slight chance for showers in the Saturday and Saturday night forecast, but this could very well get delayed – depending on the location and strength of that east-coast storm.

Regardless of whether the front crosses on Saturday or Sunday, temperatures will turn much cooler again behind it. Sunday’s high may not do much better than 60°.



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