A couple of opportunities for rain this week in the Valley

Posted Sunday AM March 14, 2021

High pressure will bring mostly sunny skies to the Valley again today. A weak cold front is draped across the southern shore of Lake Erie this morning. It will drop south through the state with little fanfare. The strong mid-March sun will limit the effects of somewhat cooler air from the north that will flow into the region behind the front.

Temperatures this afternoon should warm to the low/mid-50s under bright sun. It will feel a bit cooler with a breezy north wind setting up for this afternoon and gusts could reach 20 or so mph at times.

With clear skies, temperatures tonight will quickly drop off to the upper-teens and low-20s from north to south.

Although our weather will remain quiet and fair on Monday, we will start to see a transition to a more active pattern for the rest of the week. Temperatures will remain chilly for mid-March on Monday and the sunniest period of the day will be during the morning hours. Clouds will increase through the latter part of the day as a low pressure system advances into the Ohio Valley.

The approaching system will push a warm front north out ahead but with the very dry air in place, it’s questionable whether any precipitation aloft could make it to the surface. That, plus the fact the system will weaken as it approaches will lessen the chances of much appreciable rain being produced.

The highest odds of seeing any rain locally will likely come Monday night with decreasing chances of rain on Tuesday. With colder air more likely to stay longer in northern parts of the state, there may be some snow or mixed precipitation early in areas north of the Valley. Today’s model guidance suggests that all precipitation here will fall as rain.

GFS MODEL Monday evening

Temperatures on Tuesday will be about 5-degrees warmer than normal. Our neighborhoods around the area should see highs in the mid-50s.

Dry weather and warm temperatures around 60° will return briefly to the Valley on Wednesday. Another storm system will travel toward the Ohio Valley out of the central Plains. and the models are in pretty good agreement that this system will be across the Ohio Valley by Thursday morning. This system has the potential of bringing widespread soaking rain over much of east-central Ohio on Thursday through Thursday night.


The system exits the region on Friday as high pressure builds overhead. That should provide dry weather to the area Friday night through the upcoming weekend.

After a quick cooldown behind our departing system on Friday, temperatures locally will turn warmer than average for next week.

No severe weather is expected in our region through mid-week.

Thank you for checking out the Tuscarawas Valley’s very own local weather outlook. Remember, you can keep up with our local forecast anytime without a bunch of ads cluttering up your screen at TuscWeather.net. Better yet, install the TUSCWeather web app on your phone. You can install the app by simply opening your browser to TuscWeather.net on your phone. Tap the Add to Home Screen button and you’re done.

I’ll have updates throughout the week. Until next time, enjoy this beautiful sunny Sunday. Be safe out there!



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