Weekend Outlook: Shower chances on Saturday; Rain and strong wind likely Sunday

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2020

Other than a weak cold front on Friday, high pressure should bring mainly dry weather to the Valley through Saturday. Rain showers and gusty wind will set up on Sunday with a strong cold front.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Today will bring decreasing clouds and dry weather as high pressure slides east across the region. Expect seasonal temperatures this afternoon in the low-50s.

A weak cold front will approach and cross east-central Ohio on Friday. There is little in the way of moisture associated with this system and not much of a prospect of rain locally. We will, however, see an increase in clouds. Temperatures once again will maintain seasonal values with afternoon highs similar to today.

HIGH WIND POTENTIAL OVER THE WEEKEND
Quiet weather will continue through Saturday with high pressure. Temperatures will be cooler behind Friday’s front and afternoon highs will struggle to reach 50° locally.

Rain chances will return Saturday night with a warm front pushing through. This will bring warmer temperatures for Sunday ahead of a strong storm system that will move into the upper Great Lakes region. Low pressure will deepen ad it progresses east across the lakes and extend a cold front through eastern Ohio Sunday evening.

Strong low pressure will cross the upper Great Lakes on Sunday. Rain and gusty wind are likely with this system.

While rain can be expected with this complex, the main weather feature associated with it locally will be wind. Wind gusts on Sunday can be in the 30 mph to 40 mph range.

EARLY NEXT WEEK
Our storm system pulls east of the region Sunday night bringing and end to the rain and strong winds. Mainly dry weather will return Monday although temperatures will be noticeably colder. A series of weak disturbances will move through raising the potential for an occasional shower at times.

Slightly warmer temperatures will move into the region by mid-week.

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