First local weekend forecast of the new year

Posted 3:30 PM EST Friday, January 1, 2021

Freezing rain across east-central Ohio this morning has become rain as temperatures continue to climb into the mid-30s this afternoon. The Winter Weather Advisory that was issued has expired as of 1:00 PM.

Temperatures will continue to gradually warm behind a warm front through the remainder of the afternoon. The steady rain this afternoon will become more scattered late this afternoon with rain ending as the warm front lifts north of the region. We may even see a peek or two of sun before sunset this evening.

Temperatures tonight will stay warm for this time of the season. We will stay in the low-40s in most locations locally.

Expect cloudy skies but dry weather as high pressure builds over the region on Saturday. Temperatures across the area won’t warm much more than the mid-40s in the afternoon tomorrow.

Another area of low pressure will travel northeastward and into the eastern Great Lakes Saturday through Sunday with another round of rain showers. Temperatures around the Valley will remain above freezing so we will not be seeing another round of freezing rain with this one.

Another round of rain showers returns to the region on Sunday with a warm front.

Scattered rain showers will be possible Sunday morning and into the afternoon before tapering off and ending Sunday night.

High pressure will move into the region Sunday night and remain the main weather feature for our area through Wednesday. The only questionable weather comes with a weak clipper system on Tuesday that could bring precipitation back to the Valley. At this time the models are a bit inconsistent on this feature so I’ve elected to keep the forecast dry for the time being.

Temperature trends in the mid-range have been fairly consistent with keeping above-normal temperatures around for at least the next 7 to 10 days.



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