We can pretty much scrap today’s weather. This morning will be one of those foggy, misty, drizzly mornings before some light breeze gets going this afternoon to clear things out a little for us. The afternoon should be drier but we’ll keep the gray skies.
Temperatures today won’t do much better than the upper 60s – maybe 70 or so around and south of New Phila.
Depending on the progress of a building ridge in the upper levels, we may begin to see some gradual clearing before sunset this evening. The clouds are expected to break some overnight and allow for peaks of sun for Friday. With the occasional sun, temperatures should do a little better tomorrow and approach the mid 70s.
FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Dry but muggy conditions for tomorrow night’s high school football games under a light southerly flow becoming calm for the fourth quarter of play.
Saturday will be the better weekend day with high pressure supplying plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. Most neighborhoods should see afternoon highs around 80 degrees on Saturday.
Sunday will start out good, but as high pressure slides east, our next low and its associated cold front will advance into east-central Ohio Sunday night. Clouds will increase Sunday afternoon ahead of the front with chances for showers ticking up by evening. Any rain will come during the evening and should end by 9 or 10 p.m.
Sunday’s cold front will be a strong one and a rumble or two of thunder can’t be ruled out. It will also set things up for a cool start to the work week.
Folks who have been waiting for cool autumn temperatures will finally see temperatures more in line with the season.
Noticeably colder air will rush in behind Sunday night’s cold front and it will knock temperatures back to just about where we actually should be for mid October – at least for Monday. Highs Monday won’t do much better than the upper 50s with occasional sunshine.
High pressure builds back in by Tuesday to bring back bright sunshine and a an upward temperature swing. Highs on Tuesday will reach the low 60s warming to the upper 60s on Wednesday.
Ensemble models show that after the short cool spell early next week temperatures once again warm back up. Personally, the low 70s shown here on the European I think may be a little conservative for next weekend. I think these temperatures will trend higher in future ensemble runs to the upper 70s and quite possibly flirt with 80 degrees.