Published 9:46 AM EDT 03/29/2020
The threat for heavy rainfall has ended this morning but the chances for showers and a thunderstorm will continue locally mainly this morning. I can’t rule out a strong thunderstorm that could potentially pull down some gusty wind, but the threat is pretty low here. The best dynamics for severe weather is well off to our east.
A cold front is located just to our west this morning and that will push east into east-central Ohio later today. We will likely get in on some dry weather, and maybe even some clearing, ahead of the boundary but rain and thunderstorm chances will ramp back up as the front inches closer to the area and temperatures warm to near 70° this afternoon. A strong thunderstorm will be possible mostly along the boundary capable of producing damaging wind gusts.
Winds behind the front will turn very gusty behind the front with gusts in the 40 mph range. With the excessive rainfall we’ve seen over the last 36 hours, strong wind gusts could topple trees which in turn make power outages a possibility. Temperatures will also trend downward behind the front. Tonight will bring lows in the mid-40s locally.
Temperatures will be cooler behind our cold front on Monday and it will remain breezy but we’ll have dry weather finally.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
An upper-level ridge of high pressure will maintain mainly dry weather for the second half of the workweek. Surface high pressure will shift east on Thursday setting up a southerly flow and bring warmer air into east-central Ohio. Temperatures locally will warm back to the mid-50s on Thursday and upper-50s to near 60° by Friday.
A cold front will move through over the weekend to bring back chances for showers on Saturday.