Cooler temperatures, mostly sunny weekend; Unsettled weather returns next week

Posted Friday AM, March 12, 2021

The cold front that brought light rain to the Tuscarawas Valley area is now south of us along the Ohio River. Rain totals locally yesterday and last evening were fairly modest. Northern parts around Strasburg, Zoar, Bolivar, etc. ended up with about a tenth of an inch or so. Southern communities received a little more – about a third of an inch.

Fresh analysis this morning indicates winds may turn breezy again today with some upper-level mixing. West wind should pick up later this morning to around 15 mph. Some gusts could get up to around 25 mph at times.


Otherwise, we should see a brighter day in the Valley today as high pressure takes hold. Temperatures will be a bit cooler than yesterday but it’ll still be a nice early spring day. Highs this afternoon should get to around 56° – 58° – still, warmer than normal.

A second reinforcing cold front will sink through east-central Ohio this evening. There will be no precipitation with this feature but it will bring another push of cold air. Temperatures tonight will drop off to the low/mid 20s.

A whopper of a snowstorm will get underway over the High Plains but high pressure will bring quiet weather to the Tuscarawas Valley for the weekend. Temperatures generally here will be close to climate averages but we will be blessed with plenty of sunshine and dry conditions. I still think Saturday will be the brighter day of the weekend. Clouds will start moving in late on Sunday as that Plains storm moves east toward the Ohio Valley.

That big Plains storm will inch closer to the region Monday pushing a warm front out ahead and through east-central Ohio late in the day. Chances for showers will increase southwest to northeast Monday afternoon with the front. Scattered showers will likely continue through Monday night.


That storm system begins to fall apart on Tuesday. As upper-level support weakens, lingering shower chances will slowly fade away Tuesday and dry conditions returning Tuesday night through Wednesday. The next system arrives Wednesday night and will likely return rain chances to the region through Thursday.

Temperatures through the first half of next week will be cool and more in line with our averages for mid-March. If this holds true, precipitation associated with these next systems will more likely be all rain.

No severe thunderstorms are likely in our area through the next several days.

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Have a great weekend and be safe out there!



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