Warmer temperatures and unsettled weather arrive this week

Cold air dominates today in the Valley. Any snow Monday morning should stay to our north this morning. Otherwise, today will be gloomy and chilly with afternoon highs in the mid-40s. There can be the occasional drizzle or sprinkles at just about any location throughout the day.

Skies will begin clearing overnight and temperatures will likely hover at or just below freezing tonight so the weather service has hoisted a Freeze Warning for the Valley. Patchy frost will also be possible towards sunrise. Gardners, you know the drill.

Low temperatures TONIGHT

For those of us who are number fans, the record low for May 12 is 31° set in 1976. We could potentially tie that at least.

Tuesday will bring fewer clouds and occasional sunshine. Temperatures tomorrow will be about 10°/15° warmer and most of our neighborhoods will warm to the mid-50s. We will see one more chilly night tomorrow night before temperatures start trending upward. Tuesday night will likely be THE last night we see 30° nights for a while.

Okay. So we can all use some good news. The unseasonably cold weather we’ve been under for the whole first third of May will finally move out this week. After a chilly start in the mid-30s Wednesday, sunshine will break out, warmer air will move in we will warm to the low 60s.

A warm front lifts north through Ohio Wednesday night into Thursday morning. This will bring much warmer temperatures but unfortunately, a period of unsettled weather to the Valley. Expect temperatures in the low-70s on Thursday along with showers and perhaps some rumbles of thunder in the afternoon.

The warm front will stall over the northern Great Lakes region allowing low pressure to track east along the boundary Friday and Saturday. The threat for showers and occasional thunderstorms will remain likely through the remainder of the week. Temperatures locally, however, will stay in the mid to upper 70s.

NWS National Blend of Models temperature projections

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