Posted Tuesday AM, May 11, 2021
Morning radar shows an area of light rain/sprinkles moving south through the Valley. These are associated with a weak cold front that will continue to exit south of the region. Skies will clear up as we go through the rest of the morning becoming mostly sunny this afternoon.
Colder air arriving behind the front will keep temperatures chilly again today. Daytime highs this afternoon will only get to about 55° even with the sunshine. Clouds will continue to clear tonight allowing temperatures to sink into the low-30s. FROST IS LIKELY.
After a frosty start to Wednesday morning, temperatures will warm to around 60° or so in the afternoon. It won’t be quite as cold Wednesday night. Temperatures are likely to get down to the mid-30s and patchy frost will be possible.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY
High pressure overhead will bring us fair weather for the latter part of the workweek. Temperatures will slowly warm to the mid-60s. That’s still chillier than the 72° we would normally be at this time.
An upper-level trough of low pressure will move into the Great Lakes on Friday. This may try to produce some showers but with high pressure nearly directly overhead, it’s doubtful we see any rain from this in our area. Otherwise, expect a few clouds on Friday with this feature.
THE WEEKEND AND BEYOND
Fair weather and warming temperatures continue for Saturday. High pressure will sift east on Sunday setting up a southerly breeze that will pump warm and moist air into the region. The result means daytime highs closer to normal but a cloudier day on Sunday with a low chance for an afternoon light shower.
I feel pretty confident in saying that tonight and tomorrow night’s frost will be our last of the season. We will see temperatures warm over the weekend and that warming trend looks to continue well into next week. Climate guidance from the Climate Prediction Center suggests we may turn the corner finally and get into some solid warm temperatures for the second half of the month.
While every day will most likely be sunny and bright, the CPC and some of our climate modeling suggests that rain will trend less than average through the period.
Thanks for taking a few minutes to catch up with the Tuscarawas Valley’s only locally-produced weather forecast. I’ll keep you updated right here on TUSCWeather.net and Twitter. Have a great rest of the day and be safe out there.