Rain returns Sunday night and Monday; Colder temperatures by mid-week

High pressure will maintain dry weather across the Valley today but clouds will prevail as a warm front lifts through east-central Ohio. Temperatures today will warm to near 50° with a warm southerly breeze.

Chances for rain will increase this evening and tonight as low pressure approaches the region with widespread soaking rain becoming likely by Monday morning. Rain showers will continue through the day Monday before tapering off Monday night. South winds will increase Monday night as the system’s cold front approaches. Some gusts could be in the 25 to 30 mph range Monday night.

The system’s cold front will cross the region early Tuesday morning. The warmest part of the day Tuesday will be during the morning with falling temperatures throughout the day. With cold arctic air firmly in place. temperatures will not warm much more than 30° on Wednesday.

Short Range Ensemble Forecast (SREF) temperature profile Sunday through Wednesday.

The current arrival time for the onset of rain looks to be around 2:00 AM/4:00 AM Monday. Precipitation locally from the system will be mainly rain with the bulk of it expected Monday morning through Monday afternoon. Local rain totals should amount to one-half to one inch.

NWS RAIN TOTALS through Monday evening

The main moisture plume associated with the system will get hung up south and east of the region. While a few snow showers cannot be completely ruled out, the majority of any snow Tuesday night and Wednesday will remain south and east of the region.

SNOW SHOWERS associated with a cold front will remain south and east of the Valley Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Colder air will remain in place through Thursday before they begin to recover some Friday and Saturday. Dry weather looks to dominate under high pressure until the next system brings rain chances back to the region on Saturday.



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