Fair weather and sunshine for a couple of days

After scattered flurries this morning, dry weather is expected through Thursday under building high pressure. Precipitation chances return Friday through the weekend with crossing low pressure.

Clouds with a chance for snow flurries yet this morning due to a mid-level layer of moisture and a cold northerly flow. Both of these features will erode as the morning progresses and building high pressure takes hold. Temperatures today will remain colder than normal despite the arrival of sunshine. Highs will top out in the upper-20s.

High pressure both at the surface and aloft will keep dry weather in the forecast through Thursday. Temperatures will gradually warm through the period as the high shifts off to the east setting up a more southerly flow. By Thursday we’ll be looking at highs in the mid-40s.

High pressure will maintain fair weather for the Valley Wednesday and Thursday.

FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND
It looks like we’re in store for another active weekend of cold rain and snow. The next storm system to affect east-central Ohio will approach the region Thursday night and spread moisture into the region on Friday. Temperatures should be warm enough to support rain on Friday but eventually, mixed precipitation will change to snow Friday night as colder air pushes into the region.

GFS MODEL: Rain is likely Friday and Saturday as low pressure moves through the upper Ohio Valley.

Snow early Saturday will again transition back to rain before the system shifts east of the area Saturday night. Cold air on the backside of the storm will bring wrap around snow showers Saturday night. Snow showers could linger into Sunday morning as the system moves off to the New England coast.

GFS MODEL: Snow showers will wrap around low pressure Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Temperatures start out Friday in the mid-40s but cool to around 40° Saturday and Sunday.

Some folks get nervous when we start talking about snow so I’ll put this out there for now. This just doesn’t have the look of a big-ticket snow event. Actually, I just don’t see any big snow opportunities for us coming up at all in the next week or two. That doesn’t mean things can’t change, but for today, snow looks like it will be only an occasional nuisance during the rest of the month.

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