A couple of bright and warmer days; Mainly dry for the weekend

Posted Thursday AM, May 13, 2021

With clear skies overnight we had another cold start this morning in the Valley. Bolivar reported a low of 32° as did Strasburg, Dover, and New Phila. The Twin Cities reported 34°. Sugarcreek and Newcomerstown showed 37°. All indications point to this being the last time we deal with frost problems until sometime in mid or late-October.

A large area of high pressure off to our west will govern our weather over the next few days as it slowly meanders east toward the Atlantic. That will keep skies clear and rain-free today and Friday. The only clouds will be afternoon fair-weather cumulus as the sun heats things up.

Temperatures in the Valley this afternoon should warm to the low to mid-60s. We’ll see daytime highs in the mid to upper-60s on Friday. Nighttime lows near 40° and 44° respectively will keep frost concerns at bay.

Saturday will bring an increase in clouds as an upper-level disturbance moves through the state. With warmer temperatures and dry air at the surface I’m not holding much hope for any precipitation at this point. Any sprinkles that would happen to make it to the surface would be very isolated.

As high pressure shifts east by Sunday, warmer and more humid air will flow in from the south. This could spark a light spotty shower and I’ve included slight chances for showers on Sunday.

Temperatures over the weekend will warm back to the 70s – the first 70° days we’ve seen in about two weeks.

Back in full spring mode. A warm front on Monday will establish a southerly flow and bring decent odds for spotty showers returning with warm moist air increasing. As daytime temperatures warm, through the week there will be opportunities for showers and storms during the afternoons.

The good news is that we finally get back to a warm spring weather pattern that should carry us through the end of the month.



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