After a string of nice Tuscarawas Valley weather, our odds for a spotty shower or storm will increase today with the crossing of a weak upper level disturbance.
While there is just enough instability this afternoon for a few thunderstorms in east-central Ohio, upper level shear is pretty lame. Any storms that happen to develop and cross should be just the garden-variety t-storms. Nothing strong or severe is likely.
Eighteen hour FutureCast:
Best chance for any one community seeing rain today will be around mid afternoon with activity associated with this should exit east of the region as evening approaches.
Otherwise, we’ll see increasing clouds today as this little bump approaches and crosses. The clouds will work to keep temperatures from warming much more than the upper 70s this afternoon.
We will remain dry overnight and into the first part of Friday ahead of the next disturbance and weak cold front arriving Friday afternoon. Again, a spotty shower or thunderstorm will be possible in the Valley area in the afternoon. Chances for a shower or storm will be a bit better Friday night with a weak cold front.
Depending on how quickly clouds thicken up tomorrow, temperatures may do a little better and we will have better odds of getting to the 79/81 degree range in the afternoon.
THE THREAT FOR SHOWERS AND STORMS CARRIES INTO THE WEEKEND
A few showers may linger into Saturday morning as that weak front exits east and out of the area. Clouds will hang around through much of Saturday afternoon allowing for occasional sunshine but we should stay dry. Temperatures will again be hampered by clouds and most of us will only get to around 80/82 degrees.
We look to stay dry Saturday night, but scattered showers will once again threaten on Sunday with a second weak boundary.
If you have outdoor plans over the weekend, it won’t be a wash out by any means. You will have to watch for an occasional shower at just about any point – especially on Sunday.
Monday may bring a leftover shower in the morning, but skies will begin to clear out as high pressure returns. This will set up a drier weather pattern through mid week.
Sunshine returns for Tuesday and Wednesday with afternoon temperatures around 80 degrees.