Monday will bring dry conditions and above-average temperatures to the Valley under building high pressure. While we’re starting out with a beautiful sunny day, clouds will gradually increase as the next low pressure system approaches the Great Lakes.
Temperatures will briefly decline after sunset this evening before inching upward overnight as a warm front moves through east-central Ohio. Showers will spread west to east late tonight through Tuesday morning, then taper off and quickly exit the area by Tuesday afternoon with the passage of a cold front.
With the system moving quickly through the area and the bulk of precipitation setting up close to the low, total rainfall locally will be fairly low. I expect total rainfall in the Valley at a quarter to a half-inch at the most. Most locations look to stay closer to the quarter-inch or so.
Dry weather and cooler temperatures will return Wednesday under building high pressure. Temperatures will warm to around 48°/50° on Tuesday before reverting back to mid-30s behind the front on Wednesday.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
While dry and mostly sunny conditions will highlight the latter part of the week, it will remain on the chilly side during the latter part of the workweek. Thursday will be the coldest day of the week with afternoon highs only in the upper-20s. Friday will warm to mid-30s.
Dry and sunny weather will continue through the weekend and into early next week. Temperatures will slowly warm through the weekend topping out in the mid-40s on Sunday.
Warm temperatures will likely persist through the end of February. Somewhat colder temperatures may return for the first week of March.