Colder temperatures before the week ends

Dry weather and increasing clouds will highlight today in the Valley. The high pressure that brought mild and sunny weather to the area over the weekend is departing to the coast. That will allow a cold front to move through east-central Ohio tonight and bring the chances for a few showers overnight.

Otherwise, temperatures today will be mild with a southerly flow. Highs this afternoon should reach the mid-50s despite the clouds. Any showers tonight will be generally light.

Showers will push off to the east Tuesday morning and skies will gradually clear through the afternoon as high-pressure returns. With mostly clear skies Tuesday night, temperatures will fall to the upper 20s locally.

Expected rainfall tonight through Tuesday morning – NWS

TURNING COLD FOR THE LATTER HALF OF THE WEEK
High pressure will remain in control Wednesday to bring us plenty of sunshine. Wednesday will also be the warmest day of the week. As high-pressure shifts east, warm southerly air will once again push temperatures into the low to mid-50s.

After Wednesday it’s all downhill temperature-wise as the first of two strong cold fronts arrives on Thursday.

The primary effects on the Valley’s weather, after chances for rain showers Wednesday night and Thursday, will be the inflow of much colder air for Thursday and Friday. The air will certainly be cold enough that any light precipitation can change to snow Thursday morning and Thursday night.

Mixed precipitation is possible as well as light snow showers Thursday evening – Thursday night.

The ground is warm yet, so any accumulation locally would be a dusting on the grass. Snow accumulation can be expected in the northern portions of Ohio, though.

Precipitation here in the Valley should end Friday, but the cold air will remain. Temperatures on Friday won’t get out of the upper 30s.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK
High pressure will return for the weekend to bring the sun back. A gradual warming trend will push afternoon highs into the low 40s on Saturday – highs on Sunday may reach the upper-40s to near 50°.

SECOND COLD FRONT EARLY NEXT WEEK
While it’s a way off and way too early for specifics, a second strong cold front will impact east-central Ohio early next week. This one has the potential for impactful snow showers across the snow belt counties in northern Ohio. We will have to wait and see if it can bring any significant snow to the Valley.

Generally speaking, though, the trend is for cold temperatures early November.

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