Posted Friday AM March 26, 2021
Strong gusty west winds across the Valley this morning will gradually diminish through the afternoon as a cold front exits to the south. Wind readings around the area early this morning showed wind gusts in downtown New Phila 53 mph at 7:04 am; Sugarcreek had a gust of 51 mph at 6:26 am; The New Phila airport registered 47 mph at 6:27 am.
Temperatures will generally remain fairly steady across the area in the mid-50s and we should also see some sun peaking out late in the day as clouds thin.
Winds will continue to weaken overnight becoming light and variable as high pressure builds over the region. We will remain dry overnight with temperatures still slightly above average.
Dry and mostly sunny conditions will set up for Saturday. High pressure will shift east setting up a southerly breeze and push afternoon temperatures to upper-60s.
Clouds will increase Saturday afternoon and evening as low pressure moves east toward Lake Erie. This system will spread showers and possibly some storms into the region for Saturday night and Sunday. Another round of gusty wind appears likely with this as well although not nearly as intense as our current wind event. No severe thunderstorms are likely.
Temperatures on Sunday will be a bit cooler with the rain and clouds in the vicinity. Highs locally should top out in the low-60s.
If you have tried to get an early jump on spring planting, take note that temperatures will turn much colder Sunday night. Most of our forecast modeling suggests temperatures in our area at or near freezing. If you did some early planting you should probably protect them from the cold.
High pressure and dry weather will return to the region on Monday. Temperatures will seem chilly with afternoon highs in the mid-50s but this is actually about normal for us. Mostly sunny conditions with temperatures warming to the low/mid-60s will continue on Tuesday.
Chances for rain will increase on Wednesday as a cold front moves into the area and exits Wednesday night. Much colder air will settle in behind this one on Thursday and daytime highs will struggle to reach the mid-40s for the afternoon high.
At this time this looks to be a short-lived shot of cold air. Friday will still be a chilly day but temperatures will slowly recover quickly back to the 50s by next Saturday and warm to the low-60s by next Sunday.
Thank you for taking time out of your day to read the Tuscarawas Valley’s very own local weather outlook. You can follow my weather updates and forecasts for the Tuscarawas Valley on TUSCWeather.net and on Twitter. Have a great weekend and as always, be safe out there!