Dry and Mild November Weekend; How long will the warmth last?

Posted 12:57 PM Friday, November 6, 2020

Plenty of sunshine again to day with a large area of high pressure in control (Big bubble, no trouble). With a mainly southerly flow, temperatures across the Valley will warm to the magical 70-degree area. Normal highs for this time of the year are around 56°/58°. Skies will remain clear overnight locally with lows around 42° by sunrise.

GOES East Satellite image over the Great Lakes region today.

WEEKEND WEATHER
Look for this warm and sunny weather pattern to continue through the weekend. Warm temperatures will potentially break some records in some locations across eastern Ohio. In our area, Saturday will bring the best opportunity to break the daytime high of 73° set in 1977.

NEXT WEEK
High pressure will shift to the east and stall out over eastern New Jersey. This will increase the southerly flow and bring even warmer temperatures to east-central Ohio. Again, a number of high-temperature records will fall in eastern Ohio on Monday and Tuesday.

A cold front will move through the region on Wednesday. Isolated to scattered showers will likely accompany the front Tuesday night through Veteran’s Day.

A slight cool-down will follow Wednesday’s frontal passage. This is not a particularly strong front and it won’t bring a huge push of cold air into the Valley. It will, however, bring an end to the unusually long streak of unusually warm temperatures.

Afternoon highs Thursday and Friday will be cooler, sure. But highs locally will still be a few clicks warmer than average. Temperatures that are slightly warmer than average will persist through next weekend.

EXTRA CREDIT
I know there are a ton of winter forecasts out there. If you’re looking for a very well thought out and researched winter forecast I highly suggest Eric Wilhelm’s Winter Forecast.

Eric works as Chief Meteorologist for WFMJ in Youngstown but he grew up in Tuscarawas County. His parents still live in New Phila. His forecasts primarily focus on the Youngstown area but his winter forecast covers eastern Ohio very well. You can read Eric’s forecast here. It’s moderately geeky but easily understood.

Enjoy the weekend! Be safe out there.

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