Today will be pretty much a washout. I’m just thankful that we won’t have to shovel this. Moderate to heavy rainfall will be possible at times – especially Sunday afternoon and Sunday night. Some isolated flooding issues are possible but widespread flooding is not anticipated.
Storm total rainfall has not changed since yesterday’s forecast. Locally, we can expect anywhere from an inch to two inches of rain across east-central Ohio. NWS Pittsburgh has the right idea with their forecast.
There will likely be a lull in precipitation tonight as a slug of dry air moves in ahead of the storm’s cold front. However, this break in the steady rain will be brief. A second round of moderate rain will advance into the region along the frontal boundary early Monday morning. I can’t rule out an embedded rumble or two of thunder as the cold front makes its way through the area.
Drier air will quickly fill in behind the cold front. Scattered showers will then remain possible through Monday evening. Wrap around precipitation may transition to snow Monday night as temperatures drop into the mid-30s. Winds will turn gusty tonight with the front and remain gusty through Monday. Gusts can be as high as 25 to 30 mph.
Temperatures on Monday will start out in the mid-50s in the morning, then fall through the day. Light snow showers will be possible Monday night becoming likely on Tuesday. While there looks to be about an inch of total snowfall, the recent warm temperatures have kept ground temperatures well above freezing. Snow accumulation will be limited and should remain below an inch locally. Higher snow amounts will keep to the northern Ohio counties.