Wednesday’s cold temperatures will be brief; Rain and warm temperatures to end the week

Scattered snow showers this morning across east-central Ohio are the result of a cold front making its way south through the region. The snow should end locally this afternoon as the front continues on its way south. Colder air behind the boundary will bring falling temperatures during the afternoon. Winds will also remain gusty today then diminish as we approach sunset this evening.

TEMPERATURES TONIGHT will dip to the upper teens across the Valley as skies become clear.

A COUPLE OF RAINY DAYS AHEAD
The high pressure that will bring dry weather to the Valley on Thursday will shift east bringing an uptick in temperatures and moisture. Clouds will thicken up as we go through the day Thursday and temperatures will warm to the mid-40s locally.

Meanwhile, low pressure will develop in the west, then shift into the Ohio Valley on Friday spreading rain showers into Ohio southwest to northeast. Recent model trends have shifted the areas of heaviest rain to our north and west. However, while the threat for high water and flooding is trending downward, I still expect to see widespread soaking rain during most of the day Friday.

As the low shifts north Friday night we may see a decrease in the steady rainfall for a bit. Odds for rain will increase and become likely again on Saturday in response to a strong southerly flow and increasing Gulf moisture. Rain may be heavy at times Friday and especially on Saturday.

TOTAL RAINFALL projections through Sunday afternoon from the NWSWPC.

The rain should finally taper off and end Saturday night. After a brief respite on Sunday, chances for showers will return for Monday and Tuesday.

Temperatures will warm to the mid-50s on Friday. We will see the daytime record high temperature challenged on Saturday. The record high for January 11 is 63° set in 2018. I high of 65° is not out of the question for Saturday.

A cold front will cross the region Saturday night and that will knock temperatures back about 20° on Sunday. Unseasonably warm temperatures will quickly return for Monday and Tuesday with highs in the low-50s.

As always, if the weather is important to you and your plans for the day, keep up with the latest forecast updates.

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