Posted 9:00 AM EST Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Low pressure over central Ohio will slowly push northeast today. All of our local weather stations are reporting temperatures just above freezing this morning bringing an end to the threat of additional freezing rain for today. Temperatures will continue to rise as warmer air moves into the region under a southerly flow. The warm air over the colder ground will cause areas of fog this afternoon.
Temperatures locally will top out in the low-40s across the region this afternoon so any additional precipitation today will fall as rain/drizzle. The system’s cold front arrives this evening bringing area temps back to the upper-20s. Any rain/drizzle will change over to light snow but it shouldn’t amount to much more that a coating in our area before tapering off and ending by sunrise Wednesday. Slick spots are likely tonight due to freezing wet areas.
Fair weather returns for Wednesday. Temperatures will be a bit cooler with the colder air in place behind the front. Still, not bad at all with afternoon highs around 32°/34°.
The next system moving out of the Gulf Coast toward the mid-Atlantic south of the region Wednesday night. Our area looks to be on the northern fringes as it brushes by. With nighttime temperatures in the low-20s, a light snow shower will be possible. With little moisture to work with it won’t amount to much.
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Outside of a renegade lake effect snow shower/flurries on Thursday, high pressure will be the main weather influence during this period. Mostly dry weather and cool temperatures are likely with daytime highs in the upper-20s and nighttime lows in the upper-teens Thursday and Friday. Saturday looks warmer with highs back in the 32°/34° range.
SUNDAY & MONDAY
The next storm system will approach from the central Plains on Saturday. While the models differ on the timing at this point the general scenario brings snow showers back into the forecast Saturday night. As daytime temperatures warm into the low-40s Sunday, snow transitions to rain then back to snow again Sunday night.
There is plenty of uncertainty with this system regarding the track and timing so precipitation types and amounts will vary with the coming days.
Be safe out there.