Published Monday 10/14/2019 9:57 AM EDT Updated Monday 10/14/2019 12:17 PM EDT
Dry and seasonal weather will dominate our Valley weather pattern Monday and Tuesday. A weak cold front will cross today (Monday) with little fanfare other than a few clouds. Temperatures this afternoon will be slightly cooler than yesterday as a result of the front.
Clear skies overnight will bring temperatures similar to Saturday morning’s lows in the mid-30s. Wind will be calm as well, so there will be a threat for patchy frost tonight – especially in those areas that saw frost Saturday morning. Sensitive plants could be in jeopardy so if you have any doubts, cover or bring them inside.
Tuesday will bring the warmest day of the week. A warm front will lift through east-central Ohio setting up a southerly flow. Warmer air will push afternoon highs to 70-ish locally. Again, no rain with this system.
Clear skies will continue into Tuesday evening but clouds will increase. Chances for showers will also rise after midnight as a cold front approaches. This one WILL be accompanied by rain on Wednesday. It will also bring a gusty west wind that will persist into Thursday. Expect some gusts in the 20 mph range.
We can still use a good dose of rain locally. This system has the potential to bring around a half-inch or so. It won’t be enough to get us back to normal, but it will help.
Cool temperatures will return for Wednesday and Thursday with highs generally in the mid-50s. Thursday will begin a dry period that should persist through the weekend.
So far it looks like a very pleasant weekend. We will be under a large upper-level ridge of high pressure which means plenty of sunshine and a gentle south breeze. Temperatures will warm to the 70s once again.