Winter pays the Valley a quick visit on Friday

After a beautiful sunny and mild day today (Thursday), low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will drag a cold front across Ohio tonight and Friday. While this could bring some light rain showers to the Valley late tonight, the primary impacts from this system will occur on Friday.

As the system pulls east of our area and into New England, colder air will wrap around behind the front and we will likely see some snow showers locally out of this.

NAM3k FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Winds out of the west will also pick up to around 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph possible at times. With temperatures staying in the 30s, Friday will definitely have a winter feel to it.

Snow showers will be most likely in the morning and late afternoon before tapering off to flurries and ending Friday evening. Temperatures are expected to be warm enough during the mid-afternoon that precipitation will be mainly light rain for a few hours.

FRIDAY PRECIP TYPES AND TIMING. SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Temperatures in the mid/upper 30s, the higher sun angle this time of the year, and relatively warm ground temperatures will put a damper on snow accumulation locally. Grassy areas and elevated surfaces will have the best opportunity for accumulation but the main roads should stay wet.

SNOWFALL of around a half-inch is possible locally, but only a small portion of that will accumulate on elevated surfaces.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
In a word – GORGEOUS. High pressure will build to bring sunshine all through the weekend. Saturday will be a little chilly with highs in the mid-40s, but Sunday will be downright balmy with highs in the mid/upper-50s.

LONG RANGE – ACTIVE WEATHER RETURNS
Monday will be another mild day although probably not as sunny as the weekend. A couple of systems will bring rain chances back to the forecast by mid-week.

Altogether, the weather pattern looks to remain mild but unfortunately, stormy and wet as well.

I will be out of commission for a few days early next week with a medical issue that needs attention. As a result, I will not be able to create and post the in-house graphics and forecast for a couple of days. I will replace mu home-made 7-Day Forecast with an automated forecast temporarily. I’ll return to normal operation as soon as possible.

As always, thank you for choosing TuscWeather as your go-to local weather resource. I’ll have an update on snow timing and precipitation types posted tonight/Friday with any changes. Have a great (and save) weekend!

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