Rain showers will surge northward into east-central Ohio tonight as a wave of low pressure travels northeast across the upper Ohio Valley region. Expect increasing odds for light rain and drizzle this evening with rain becoming likely across the Valley after 8:00 PM.
The steadier rain may decrease in coverage Friday afternoon for a time, but widespread showers will eventually return Friday night as a second low pressure system tracks through the region. Temperatures on Saturday will not be as warm as this second system will push a cold front across the state. Rain showers Saturday night will transition to snow as cold air moves in over the area behind Saturday’s front. Snowfall locally Saturday night will be an inch or less.
Total rain tonight through Sunday morning should come in at around 3/4″ to 1.0″. Since the rain will be spread out over a period of 24+ hours, no flooding issues are anticipated locally.
Temperatures tonight will remain mild for the season with nighttime lows around 43°. Warm temperatures in the 50° range on Friday with colder afternoon temperatures on Saturday. Temperatures Saturday night will dip back to the upper-20s.
High pressure will bring dry weather back to the Valley Sunday and Monday. We can expect a mix of sun and clouds on Sunday with highs in the upper-30s. Warmer and a sunnier day on Monday with afternoon temperatures in the low-40s.