Posted 9:15 AM EST Tuesday, November 17, 2020
A weak area of low pressure is dragging a second cold front through eastern Ohio this morning. The results will be pockets of light rain showers and drizzle. A few snowflakes may mix in with the rain mainly during the morning hours but any accumulation locally is not expected.
ANY snow here in our area will be sporadic lake-effect squalls that happen to stretch south. By far, the most impactful snow will occur in the primary and secondary snow belt counties in northeast Ohio. If you travel north to work or school, be prepared to run into heavier snow squalls and more impactful snow accumulation up that way.
Otherwise, it will be a chilly and blustery day here in the Valley. Temperatures this afternoon will not budge much more than they are this morning. Most of our neighborhoods will stay in the upper-30s for the afternoon high today. A gusty northwest wind will make it feel much colder.
I wouldn’t expect to see much sun today either. Clouds will thin some this afternoon and we should see a bit more sun later in the afternoon.
As skies continue to clear overnight look for temperatures to drop into the mid-20s with that colder air behind today’s front.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY – WARMING UP
Expect a nicer day on Wednesday as high pressure takes control of our weather. Temperatures will also improve somewhat tomorrow under mostly sunny conditions. It will still be colder than normal in our area with afternoon highs in the low to mid-40s. Thankfully, the wind looks to die down to around 5 mph or so.
Thursday and Friday will bring much warmer temperatures under a southerly flow and plenty of sun. Temperatures Thursday afternoon should reach the upper-50s – then right around 60° on Friday. The nighttime low will be in the low/mid-40s.
THE WEEKEND AND BEYOND
Dry conditions and well-above normal temperatures will continue into the weekend. Saturday will be the nicest day of the weekend with ample sunshine and afternoon temperatures in the low-60s. Sunday will be relatively warm as well but clouds will increase as the next storm system approaches from the west.
Chances for rain showers will return Sunday night and Monday as the next low pressure system moves in.
We’re still looking at relatively warm temperatures for Thanksgiving. It probably won’t be 70-degrees like it was last week but not really cold either.
The latest 8 to 14 day temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center is bullish on above-average temperatures in our area the week of Thanksgiving.
Most of the longer-range modelling suggests mid-50s for Thanksgiving. The climate average for the Tuscarawas Valley in this time frame is 47° for daytime highs.
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