Warming temperatures and improving weather this week

Snow showers today lasted longer than expected due to a steady northerly flow off the Great Lakes that originated way up in Michigan. Most of today’s snow is light and will remain that way into the early evening. The snow will eventually shut down as drier air works in with high pressure building just to our west.

Clouds will be slow to decrease with a layer of low-level moisture hanging tough. The clouds will eventually thin Tuesday and we will eventually see some glimpses of sun. Sunshine will be more prominent on Wednesday before clouds fill back in on Thursday ahead of the next system.

Temperatures through the mid-week period will gradually increase becoming warmer than average Wednesday and Thursday.

HIGH PRESSURE OVERHEAD will bring fair weather to east-central Ohio Tuesday and Wednesday.

The next low pressure system that will impact our area develops in the Gulf on Thursday, then heads northeast towards the Ohio Valley by Friday. Computer models track the system into the Mid-Ohio Valley Saturday before it continues on to the Maine Coast on Sunday.

EUROPEAN MODEL DEPICTION SATURDAY MORNING: Low pressure will travel eastward through central Ohio bringing periods of precipitation to east-central Ohio Friday and Saturday.

While specifics regarding precip types and timing are still a way off yet, we will end up with periods of both rain and snow showers locally with this system. As for general timing, precipitation during the warmer daytime hours should be rain. Wet snow will mix in during the evening and night.

Our weather starts to dry out again on Sunday/Sunday night as high pressure returns from the west. Temperatures over the weekend will remain above normal with highs in the low-40s Saturday and around 40° on Sunday.

Warmer than average temperatures are expected to continue through the rest of the month.

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