Colder temperatures this week behind Sunday’s front

Posted 8:50 AM EST Sunday, November 15, 2020

TODAY’S WEATHER MAP: Temperatures across east-central Ohio are on the warm side this morning behind a warm front that lifted through the region. Today’s high temperatures will reach the upper-50s in the Valley before falling into the low-30s tonight behind a strong cold front.

The approaching cold front will bring occasional rain showers to the area today along with some gusty west wind. A thunderstorm can’t be ruled out especially right along the cold front as it moves through the area this afternoon. Gusts today could exceed 40 mph at times across east-central Ohio. A Wind Advisory is in effect until 7:00 PM this evening.

HI-RES MODEL: WIND GUSTS will be highest this afternoon along a strong cold front. Gusts COULD be as high as 50 mph in some locations.

Locally here in the Tuscarawas Valley, winds are already picking up this morning. The strongest wind gusts are expected this afternoon before they decrease below advisory levels later this evening. Breezy conditions will continue overnight with winds out of the west 15 to 20 mph.

TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
As for those rain showers we can expect them to hang around through the bulk of the day. Showers will taper off tonight as the cold front exits our area. Temperatures overnight will cool to the low-30s as colder air begins to filter in behind the front.

A weak upper-level ridge will bring dry weather back to the Valley on Monday however, breezy conditions and cooler temperatures will continue. We can expect a cloudier day with occasional sun tomorrow with temperatures topping out in the upper-40s. Those pesky west winds gusting to 25 mph at times will make it feel like the upper-30s, though.

A secondary cold front will sink through eastern Ohio early on Tuesday. While there is not a lot of moisture with this second front there is enough to at least include low chances for an occasional rain shower. I can’t completely rule out the potential for some snow mixing in or even graupel – particularly in our northern communities.

TUESDAY WEATHER MAP

Tuesday’s high temperature will occur in the morning then decrease through the afternoon. Precipitation should also occur mainly in the morning with a clearing trend during the afternoon. It will be another breezy day with winds out of the northwest with gusts in the 30 mph range. Temperatures Tuesday night will be downright cold dipping to the mid-20s by daybreak Wednesday.

Dry weather will return Wednesday but it’s going to be pretty chilly. Afternoon highs will only reach the low-40s.

SOMEWHAT WARMER TO END THE WEEK
Mainly dry weather will move in to finish up the rest of the week along with slightly warmer temperatures. Afternoon highs on Thursday look to reach the mid-50s. Highs in the upper-50s to near 60° are forecast Friday and Saturday.

HOW’S IT LOOKING FOR THANKSGIVING?
While it’s a bit too far out for any details, we can look at some model trend projections for the period around Thanksgiving. As of today. I’d have to say that at least temperatures look to be pretty decent. It probably won’t be as warm as it was last week, but not really cold either.

Thanks for reading the Tuscarawas Valley’s most locally focused weather forecast. Have a great Sunday and be safe out there.

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