Posted 8:30 AM EST Thursday, January 7, 2021
High pressure northwest of Ohio will build in today. The overcast sky conditions so prevalent so far this month will break some as we go through the day and a little sunshine may pop out from time to time. Temperatures however, will remain largely the same as the last several days with highs in the mid-30s.
A strong storm system will travel east into the mid-Atlantic states tonight and Friday. this system will pass way to our south but it will bring significant snow to the western Carolinas as it moves toward the Atlantic Ocean.
While we won’t see any precipitation from this storm it will keep a northerly flow over east-central Ohio holding down our chances of warmer air sneaking into the region. As a result, temperatures won’t vary much staying pretty consistent with the mid-30s trend we’ve had recently.
THE WEEKEND OUTLOOK
With no significant weather systems around to shake things up, our weather pattern through the weekend will be more of the same. Drier air at the mid-level will try to sneak in and allow for sunshine but skies won’t be pristine. Clouds will be around thanks to that northerly flow over the lakes, but at least we’ll see brighter days for a change.
Despite the added sunshine, temperatures locally won’t be affected much and afternoon highs will remain in the mid-30s range both Saturday and Sunday.
Quiet and fair weather looks to persist into at least the first half of next week. Again, with no obvious big weather systems on the horizon, we’ll remain stuck with uneventful weather for much of the week. So, basically if you’re a winter weather lover, that means no snow and no arctic cold.
Confidence is increasing for the pattern to change after next week to one that will bring better opportunities for colder temperatures and snow.