Mild and dry to start the week; A series of systems will bring messy weather by mid-week

Sunday 02/02 | After a quick hit of snow early this morning, the rest of today will feature dry weather as high pressure builds behind a warm front. Breezy conditions can be expected today as well as winds out of the southwest get going. Gusts can be as high as 32 mph at times locally.

Otherwise, temperatures this afternoon should reach 50°. Skies will gradually clear out and allow for periods of sunshine later today as drier air works into the region.

Dry weather and breezy winds will continue tonight with lows in the mid-30s by sunrise Monday. The wind will back off on Monday and we stay dry again with a mix of sun and clouds. Highs tomorrow will warm to around 53°/55°.

TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Unfortunately, Monday will be the last decent weather day for the week. A cold front will approach from the northwest Monday night and stall over Lake Erie on Tuesday. With the boundary nearby, odds for rain will increase Monday night becoming likely by Tuesday morning.

The exact location of the front will have an impact on how far south into Ohio the cold air will reach. As of Sunday morning, it appears that we will remain north enough to keep the Valley in the warm sector for the bulk of the day and temperatures should remain mild locally.

However, widespread rain and breezy conditions will be almost a certainty with the boundary close by. The cold front will slowly south through Ohio during the daytime hours finally sinking through east-central Ohio Tuesday night. Rain showers will transition to mixed precipitation as temperatures cool behind the front Tuesday night and Wednesday.

National Weather Service projected snowfall amounts through Wednesday AM

The models diverge quite a bit going out to the latter part of the week. However, unsettled weather with periods of rain and snow showers look to remain the norm as a series of low pressure systems travel across the region. Thursday through Saturday (estimated timeframe) may bring the strongest of the systems south of our area spreading snow and rain showers north. At this point, all modes of wintry precipitation are in the table until the models work out the details.

GFS MODEL SOLUTION for Thursday night. Precipitation types and amounts will vary depending on the exact placement and track of the main low pressure system.

There are some model discrepancies this far out, but generally speaking, it will likely bring a messy period to end the week. This wet pattern will then likely continue into the weekend.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION through next Sunday as projected by NWSWPC

After a mild Tuesday, temperatures will return to the mid-30s on Wednesday and remain on the cool side through Saturday. Warmer temperatures will return next week.

I’ll keep following the late week potential and post updates here throughout the week. You can also subscribe to update notifications here or follow us on Twitter for updates throughout the day. Until then, enjoy today and Monday. Have a great Sunday!

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