Rain chances are expected to return later today through Wednesday with crossing low pressure. Colder weather is expected for the end of the week.
Although we should remain dry through the better part of Monday, clouds will increase as the day progresses. Chances for rain will also increase late in the day as a disturbance out ahead of a low pressure system advancing out of the Mississippi Valley. With the very dry air in place over the region, it will take some time to saturate but eventually, the main low will spread rain into east-central Ohio tonight.
The bulk of the steadiest rainfall will taper off through Tuesday morning, although, a spotty light shower will remain possible through the rest of the day.
We can expect temperatures to remain warmer than average today and Tuesday hovering just shy of 50°.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY – BRIEFLY TURNING COLD
An upper-level trough will push a second low pressure system and its associated cold front through the upper Ohio Valley/lower Great Lakes region Tuesday night through Wednesday. This will bring another round of rain showers into east-central Ohio on Wednesday. Light rain Wednesday night will mix with then eventually change over to snow as colder air flows in behind the front. Locally, some areas may see a dusting in grassy areas but roads in the area will just be wet.
The majority of precipitation should exit the local area early Wednesday morning. However, the morning model runs have shifted snow showers a bit further south. I may need to introduce a moderate chance for light snow showers for Wednesday’s forecast. We’ll see what the afternoon model runs bring.
After a string of nice warm days, temperatures will return to where they should be for late February with highs on Thursday around 30°.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND
The upper-level trough will stick around keeping cloudy and mostly dry and seasonably cold conditions for Friday and Saturday. A spotty snow shower can’t be ruled out – especially on Friday, The bulk of any snow showers should be confined to the main snow belt counties in northern Ohio. The trough shifts east of the region Sunday allowing skies to begin clearing a bit and temperatures to begin an uphill climb once again.