Rain, thunderstorms, strong wind Thursday and Friday

Posted AM Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Odds for a scattered shower or sprinkle will decrease this morning setting the stage for a warm and mostly sunny afternoon in the Valley. Temperatures across the region will reach the low-70s in all locations.

We will stay dry with mild temperatures locally overnight.

Our weather will turn more active on Thursday as a strengthening storm system approaches the Great Lakes region. This system will push a warm front north through the area in the morning and bring increasing chances for showers by the afternoon.

GFS MODEL Thursday evening

As instability and lift increase in the warm air behind the front, a thunderstorm will be possible Thursday afternoon and evening.

A much-stronger low pressure system is expected to track through the vicinity towards Detroit Thursday night. This stronger system will force a cold front through the region. With a warm unstable air mass in place, the Storm Prediction Center has placed all of east-central Ohio at a Marginal Risk (level #1 on a scale of 1 – 5) for a strong thunderstorm Thursday night through Friday morning. Storms could produce strong downdrafts and wind gusts if they develop in our area.

IN ADDITION, showers and thunderstorms moving through the region Thursday night and Friday may tap into some very strong winds aloft. The result can be some strong wind across the Valley in the 20 mph to 30 mph range. Gusts could be as high as 50 mph in some spots at times. Wind advisories and/or warnings may be issued. High winds are likely with or without storms.

Gusts of this magnitude have the potential to cause power outages and damage trees.

The system is expected to move through fairly quickly on Friday. Once the system moves northeast of the region Friday evening winds will subside. Dry weather will return to the Valley Friday night and Saturday.

GFS MODEL Friday morning

Temperatures will remain warm Thursday and Thursday night. Friday will feature a warm start with temperatures in the mid-50s and remain fairly steady through the morning before decreasing slowly to around 50° Friday evening.

Saturday will be the pick day of the weekend as high pressure brings mostly sunny conditions. Temperatures locally will be a tad cooler but still way above normal for late March.

Another low pressure system will track toward the Great Lakes to bring back odds for showers Saturday night and Sunday. The system will move through quickly and exit Sunday night. Colder air associated with the Sunday low will knock temperature back to the 50s for daytime highs on Monday.

NWS National Blend of Models temperatures

Thank you for checking out the Tuscarawas Valley’s very own local weather outlook. You’ll find local weather updates for the Tuscarawas Valley anytime here and on Twitter. Have a wonderful day and as always, be safe out there!



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