Our stretch of exceptional weather continues this week; Rain chances return over the weekend

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Last Edited: 12:20 PM

Our weather locally has been pretty quiet lately. Except for those chilly early morning temperatures, I don’t hear a lot of complaining about the weather. The sunshine and lack of humidity are certainly nice.

The good news is this calm, autumn weather will continue for the rest of the week here in the Valley. It will gradually warm a bit each day and by Wednesday our daytime highs will be in the upper-70s. The sunshine will stay with us as well.

We will start to see some of that wildfire smoke moving back in overhead during the next few days. The smoke aloft isn’t expected to be as thick as it was last week but it will bring a hazy look to our sunshine.

MODELED VERTICAL SMOKE. Although wildfire smoka aloft will be thicker in northern portions of Ohio we will see some hazy sunshine in the Valley today and Wednesday.

The stretch of pleasant fall weather in September is not at all unusual for our area. September is usually one of our sunniest and dryest months. Only October and February are dryer months in the Tuscarawas Valley.

And, of course, astronomical autumn (autumnal equinox) occurred this morning. (No, we don’t have exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night.) Like most of us, I have a love/hate relationship with fall. I love the weather but hate knowing the days are getting shorter and average temperatures are getting colder. But, I’ll enjoy every sunny day and cool night for as long as we have them.

As I mentioned, our pleasant weather will continue with high pressure in control for the next several days. The center of that high will meander into the Tennesee and Ohio Valleys tonight through Wednesday. That will bring winds out of the south and warmer temperatures. Nighttime lows will be warm enough to eliminate any frost formation locally.


A weak front will drift south on Thursday along with weakening remnants of TS Beta from the Gulf. Moisture from Beta will stay south and about all we will notice is a cloudier day. After a couple of dry days on Friday and Saturday, a much stronger cold front will travel southeast through east-central Ohio spreading rain showers into the Valley Saturday night and Sunday.

Temperatures this week will generally peak on Friday with a slow downward trend on Sunday. The passage of the cold front late-day Sunday will bring an autumn chill back to the Valley next week. If the computer models are close to having it right, next week could be pretty darn chilly.

GFS ENSEMBLE indicates colder temperatures may set up for next week. Highs in the Valley may not reach 60° for a couple of days.

Even the NWS Climate Prediction Center is bullish on big-time autumn temperatures moving in next week.

Thanks for taking a few minutes to read the Tuscarawas Valley’s most in-depth weather forecast. Have a great Tuesday and enjoy this wonderful weather!

2 thoughts on “Our stretch of exceptional weather continues this week; Rain chances return over the weekend”

  1. I’m with you, Joe! These nice clear days of autumn are great….but I don’t like the season to follow. Thank you for your outstanding weather info!

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