Strong front to bring showers and t-storms late Friday

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2020

A strong cold front will travel west to east across Ohio on Friday bringing the threat for showers and thunderstorms to the Tuscarawas Valley late Friday.

Friday will start out sunny and warm but clouds will increase in the afternoon as the front approaches from the west. Chances for rain here in the Valley will increase late in the afternoon and scattered showers will be likely by the evening. There is also a small chance (20% – 30%) for some thunder.

FUTURECAST RADAR from he NAM3k model indicates showers and thunderstorms along a cold front Friday evening (8:00 PM)

Although strong to severe storms will be possible earlier in the afternoon for portions of western and northern Ohio, strong storms are not likely locally. Lightning could cause some delays during Friday night’s area football games.

This front is a strong one. Cold Canadian air will migrate into the region behind the front. Temperatures on Saturday will be some 20-degrees colder than they are Friday afternoon. Afternoon highs in the Valley on Friday will top out only in the mid-50s – then upper-50s for Sunday.

Saturday and Sunday look dry under high pressure. Temperatures will recover back to around average by Monday but the next frontal system will return rain chances to the Valley Sunday night into Monday.

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