Steady rain and cold for Mother’s Day; Warming trend next week

Posted Friday AM, May 7, 2021

Below-normal temperatures and unsettled conditions will continue through the weekend. Widespread rain is expected on Mother’s Day.

Rain this morning with a crossing system is working its way through the Valley. The morning area of showers will taper off and end late in the morning and we should see a break in precipitation during the afternoon. High-resolution models suggest we could even see a few peeks of sunshine for a short while before the next system, a quick-hitting upper-level disturbance, brings odds for rain back to the area again this evening.

HI-RES FUTURECAST RADAR for today-tonight

Daytime highs this afternoon will remain chilly. We won’t do much better than the mid-50s. That’s about 15° below the 70° we normally have in early May.

Temperatures drop off to the upper-30s overnight with scattered showers around. Rain tonight will prevent any frost worries. However, there is a slight chance for a few snowflakes during the pre-dawn hours Saturday.

That upper-level disturbance gets kicked off to the east Saturday morning allowing for a brief dry period Saturday afternoon and evening. Don’t get too excited, though. A stronger low pressure system moves in from the Plains Saturday night spreading showers into east-central Ohio for Sunday.

GFS MODEL Sunday afternoon

Sorry mom. Sunday is just going to be a cold rainy and miserable day. Plan on something indoors. Rain locally could amount to an inch or so and it’ll be fairly steady all day. Temperatures won’t do much better than the mid/upper-50s.

Rain totals locally through Monday morning will run around an inch to 1.25-inches. The majority of our rain will fall on Sunday.

Rain will exit west to east Sunday night and our weather begins to show signs of improvement on Monday. Clouds will decrease as high pressure moves in to take control. This high will keep dry and sunny weather in the Valley through Wednesday.

The next chance for rain arrives Wednesday night/Thursday as a storm system moves out of the Gulf region into the Ohio Valley.

Temperatures next week are still on track to trend warmer, finally. By next weekend we’ll be looking at daytime highs in the 70s.

Thanks for taking a few minutes to catch up with the Tuscarawas Valley’s only locally-produced weather forecast. If you like these local weather updates please help me out by telling your friends and family about TUSCWeather. I appreciate it. Happy Mother’s Day! Have a great weekend and be safe out there.



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