Today is a washout but our weather improves tremendously this week

Posted Sunday AM, May 9, 2021

As suspected, it’s a pretty dreary Mother’s Day in the Valley. What you see this morning is typical of what we can expect for the rest of the day – a chilly and nearly steady rain.

HI-RES NAM3k MODEL: Low pressure tracking east across the Ohio River Valley will keep showers and maybe some thunder in today’s forecast.

The radar showed some areas of moderate to heavy rainfall in Indiana traveling east into Ohio this morning. These could maintain as they reach central and eastern Ohio this afternoon.

The low will push a warm front into southern Ohio this afternoon but it will not get quite far enough north to help our daytime temperatures today. The front will likely stall along the vicinity of I-70. As a result, we’ll stay on the cold side of the boundary. Temperatures across the Valley will only top out in the mid-40s this afternoon. Our normal daytime high for May 9th is 71° in New Philadelphia.

A WARM FRONT will lift north to around I-70 this afternoon then reverse and sink south as a cold front this evening.

I can’t rule out some thunder this afternoon. There is just a touch of instability along the front present. An embedded thunderstorm will be possible but no severe storms are expected.

Today’s showers will taper off this evening before exiting the area around midnight as the system pulls off toward the Atlantic. Our weather will improve quickly and clouds will likely be thinning out Monday morning. Skies locally will be mostly sunny in the afternoon.

A cold front will cross the area on Tuesday. There is not much moisture associated with this and the front will come through with little fanfare. Temperatures on Tuesday will be a couple of degrees cooler than Monday but at least it will be sunny.

High pressure will bring fair weather to the Valley Wednesday through Friday. After highs in the mid-50s on Tuesday we will start to see temperatures warm back to the low-60s Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will warm to the mid-60s.

HEADS-UP GARDENERS: You will need to pay close attention to nighttime low temperatures Tuesday night AND Wednesday night. With the trend indicating mostly clear skies frost might be a possibility Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

An upper-level trough will move into the Great Lakes region Friday and Saturday. Again, there’s not much support for rain at this time and I expect fair weather to prevail. Temperatures will continue a warming trend. Highs Saturday will likely reach the upper-60s. And it’s looking good that we get back to the 70s by Sunday.

Thanks for taking a few minutes to catch up with the Tuscarawas Valley’s only locally-produced weather forecast. I’ll have updates through the rest of the weekend here on or you can catch me on Twitter (@tuscwx). Happy Mother’s Day! Have a great weekend and be safe out there.



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