Last Local Update 2022: Warmer Temperatures and Rain to Close Out the Year

Published 10:00 AM Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Dry weather and warmer temperatures are expected through Thursday. Rain chances return late in the day Friday with showers likely over New Year’s weekend. Warmer-than-average temperatures will continue into the first week of the new year.

A few snow flurries or light snow can’t be ruled out this morning as the current upper-level system exits eastern Ohio. There is plenty of moisture overhead but little in the way of a substantial lifting mechanism needed to generate much snow development. Chances for any additional light snow locally are very low but not zero. If you do see a few flakes this morning it won’t amount to anything impactful.

It will remain cloudy and overcast today and tonight but daytime temperatures will approach freezing this afternoon. Cloud cover overnight will help keep temperatures from dropping off more than a couple of degrees.

High pressure will begin building resulting in a clearing trend and dry weather on Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, a southerly flow sets up that will pump warmer air into the region. Daytime highs Wednesday will finally rise above freezing. We should see afternoon highs warm to around 10° above normal by Thursday.

Much of Friday looks to remain relatively mild and dry but odds for rain will gradually inch upwards later in the day as rain spreads eastward from the west. A low pressure system will travel along a warm front stalled just to our north bringing likely rain chances into the region Saturday through New Year’s morning.

Low pressure tracking along the Upper Great Lakes will spread rain into the region late Friday.

Rain amounts Friday through the weekend should total around a half-inch or so. That coupled with the meager snow on the ground should not pose any flooding problems locally.

Temperatures will remain warm through the weekend averaging 10° to 15° above normal.

Temperatures across the eastern US are likely to remain warmer than average through the first week of the new year. We could see a slight increase of wetter than normal precipitation but for now, it doesn’t appear we will see much additional snow to start the new year.

Unless something unexpected develops, this will be my last update of 2022. I wish everyone all the best for 2023. Be safe out there and thank you so much for relying on TUSCWeather for your local weather information.

1 thought on “Last Local Update 2022: Warmer Temperatures and Rain to Close Out the Year”

  1. Thanks, Joe, for the warmer forecast! And the longer-range trend looks good too! Your dedication to providing solid weather analysis & forecasting is much appreciated!

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