The next weather system will bring gusty wind, mostly rain on Wednesday

High pressure builds Sunday keeping dry weather through Tuesday. Strengthening low pressure will travel through the Great Lakes region will bring likely rain chances and gusty wind Wednesday. Quiet weather returns for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Clouds and lingering precipitation will exit east Sunday morning as high pressure begins to take hold. Sunday afternoon will likely be much brighter with increasing sunshine as we go through the day. Temperatures will remain chilly, though. Afternoon highs will only reach the low-40s.

TURNING WARMER MONDAY AND TUESDAY
The northwesterly flow aloft will gradually shift more towards the west Sunday night and Monday. Weak disturbances rippling through the region will bring variable cloudiness. However, warmer temperatures can be expected as a southerly breeze sets up. Afternoon highs Monday and Tuesday will warm nicely into the low-50s.

MONDAY HIGH TEMPERATURES

WEDNESDAY WILL LIKELY BRING RAIN AND STRONG WIND
Strengthening low pressure will travel northeast out of the Plains Tuesday night then into the Great Lakes on Wednesday. We will remain on the warm side so precipitation in east-central Ohio associated with with this strong storm system will be rain.

The EUROPEAN MODEL has remained fairly consistent over the last two days tracking a strong storm system through the Great Lakes on Wednesday. Rain and strong winds will be the main impacts from this system locally.

The storm will be a snow producer for portions of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The main impact from this storm locally other than wet roads for a busy travel day will be wind. Gusty west wind may become strong enough for Wind Advisories.

Precipitation will quickly end Wednesday afternoon as the system departs to the northeast. As colder air rushes in behind the system’s cold front, snow showers may wrap in behind. If the current forecast track holds true, lake effect snow will be more likely in the northeastern Ohio snow belt counties.

GFS MODEL 24-HOUR SNOWFALL PROJECTION for Thanksgiving morning.

COLDER BUT DRY WEATHER THANKSGIVING AND FRIDAY
After temperatures in the mid to upper-50s on Thursday, colder air will flow into the region for Thanksgiving. While high pressure will bring dry weather back to the Valley, temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees colder. Outside temperatures will be chilly but kitchens across the region will be quite warm on Thanksgiving.

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