Posted 10:30 AM Friday, January 5, 2021
Our much-talked about cold front slid through east-central Ohio this morning and we’ve already reached our daytime high for today. Since then, temperatures have dropped to the upper 20s mid-morning and they’ll remain fairly steady in that range during the rest of the day. Gusty winds will make it feel like the low/mid-teens. Clouds will remain plentiful today but some clearing may allow for a few peeks of sunshine this afternoon.
A disturbance will ride through the region late this afternoon and this evening. Although moisture is pretty hard to come by, a quick-hitting burst of snow will be possible. It won’t amount to much and local accumulation will be light. Once this bump moves through skies will begin to clear as sunrise approaches. It will be cold tonight with temperatures bottoming out in the mid-teens.
Saturday will bring lots of sunshine. Despite ample sun, temperatures will do well to reach the upper-20s for the daytime high. Thankfully, the gusty wind of today will be much calmer tomorrow.
Another cold front will dive southeast through the region Sunday morning. We’ll get another chance for snow with this feature mainly during the morning. Again, this won’t amount to much but the front will bring reinforcing push of cold air. Much like today, the high temperature will occur in the morning with temperatures falling to the mid-20s in the afternoon.
MONDAY THROUGH MIDWEEK
Basically, the weather trend for much of next week will be, well, cold. An upper-level trough of low pressure will remain nearly stationary over central and eastern Canada through the middle of the week. Disturbances riding along the periphery of the low will bring occasional snow chances to the area but none will produce much of an impact.
As I discussed yesterday, while this will be a period of cold temperatures, it won’t be as cold as originally thought. With a more westerly flow in place, the really arctic air will stay bottled up to our north. This will result in colder than normal temperatures locally but nighttime lows getting down to zero have mostly faded away.
Temperatures recover to around average Monday and Tuesday before returning to colder than normal by midweek. Generally speaking, this current string of cold weather is likely to stick around through at least mid-month – maybe longer.
Have a great weekend. Be safe out there.