Dry and warming up over the weekend; Unsettled weather to begin next week

Posted Saturday AM, May 1, 2021

Temperatures across the Valley this morning range in the upper-20s to around freezing but we’re warming up nicely to the mid-40s by 10:00 under clear skies and bright sun. High pressure overhead will keep the sunshine going today with afternoon highs in the low to mid-60s. The normal high temperature for May 1st is 68°.

A warm front lifts north tonight. As warm southerly air moves in behind it temperatures tonight will be much much warmer than last night. We should only drop off to the low/mid-50s so no worries with frost or freezing temperatures tonight.

Sunday will be a warm one. Afternoon highs look to reach the upper-70s in the northern half of the Valley. Those folks down toward Gnadenhutten, Port Washington, Newcomerstown, etc. will likely reach 80°.

After a nice spring weekend, a series of weather systems will bring daily chances for showers and thunderstorms to the Valley through much of the week. The warm front mentioned earlier will stall out in the vicinity of Lake Erie and remain nearly stationary Monday and Tuesday. Since we’ll be on the warm side of the front, temperatures generally will hover in the low-70s locally.

Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will force the front south late Tuesday with additional showers and storms. Wednesday will turn colder again behind the front. Daytime highs will only reach the upper-50s. At this time I’m not expecting a return to near-freezing nighttime lows but we’ll have to wait and see how strong this mid-week cold front turns out to be.

Rainfall amounts Monday through Wednesday morning could be in the 1-inch to 1.5-inch range across the Valley. The bulk of this looks to occur between Monday and Monday night.

Severe weather will be non-existent today and Sunday. We will need to watch for the possibility of a strong thunderstorm potential on Monday and maybe Tuesday. Nothing is specific this far out and I’m not anticipating any widespread severe potential. But we can expect an occasional garden-variety storm with this generally unsettled weather pattern.

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