first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Another dry day today, but this time we should not have to battle fog and low clouds like we did yesterday in parts of the state. The combination kept a lid on temperatures, while warm air started to spill in over the top of us. Temps should start to climb a bit over the next couple of days. We do have a few tweaks to the forecast, though, around our next precipitation events. Tomorrow probably is able to stay dry over most of Ohio, but we do look for clouds to be in the increase, particularly  in NW OH, as clouds spill in out of MI and northern IN. South and southwest winds will allow temps to eek a little higher. Overnight tomorrow night, a fast moving batch of moisture moves across northern Ohio, and it will likely bring some wet snow to areas mostly north of US 30. The best precipitation will be in north central and NE Ohio, where we see some interaction with the lake. However, there is nothing farther south for the period, and it is likely that southern Ohio does not even see the clouds that northern areas get, although we may wake up to a minor streak of clouds in southern Ohio near where the cold front sets up. While we are a bit colder, we are still dry for Thursday. Clouds are a good bet as we are shifting air masses around, but overall we still have a general flow pattern that supports south winds. This will keep temps near normal. Clouds thicken even further on Friday, but moisture holds off until Friday night, when we start to see rains slowly rise up into southern Ohio. From there, action spreads over the rest of the state and holds all the way through midnight Saturday. Rain totals can be from .25″-1″ over 70% of the state, and there can be some periods of moderate to heavier rain through the day Saturday. Action finally leaves the southeast part of Ohio Sunday morning. The map shows precipitation potential for the weekend. Colder air moves in on Sunday as clouds give way to some sunshine. High pressure moves into Ohio by later Sunday evening. A dry pattern develops and extends all the way through next Wednesday, with another high-pressure center working through in that period. Temps cool off just a bit initially on Sunday and Monday but return to near normal levels for the rest of the period. Clouds develop next Thursday as we kick off the extended period. Scattered showers likely develop for the 20th and may linger into early the 21st. Rain totals still look to end up in the .1”-.6” range, even with the slight delay in that system’s arrival. We also continue to watch some snow potential for the 22nd and 23rd with potential up to a few inches over 70% of the state. Behind that, we go drier but remain cold for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.last_img

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