Dry weather dominates the rest of the week, starting today. Sunny, dry, and pleasant conditions with low relative humidity and gradually warming temps will be here through Friday. We may have to look at a bit of on and off cloud activity tomorrow, but nothing that brings any kind of moisture, and sun will still be a big part of the day.
We still have moisture coming for the weekend, but we are delaying the start, and shortening the duration this morning. We should see sunshine hold through Saturday, albeit with increasing clouds. Rain starts after midnight Saturday night, and we see scattered showers through Sunday. We won’t completely rule out thunderstorms for Sunday, but they look to be less of a threat. Moisture totals can be from .25”-1” combined, but that upper end of the range is not as likely either…with most of us getting three quarters of an inch or less. Coverage of rains will be about 80% of the state. The map above shows rain potential for Sunday.
Dry weather is in Monday, but we have to allow for scattered showers to be back in on Tuesday. Coverage for Tuesday is only about 40% of the state, and it is biased more toward the southern half to two thirds of Ohio, but this is still a wetter change in our forecast this morning. Rain totals can be from a few hundredths to a third of an inch.
The rest of the week is relatively dry, although we have to keep an eye out for scattered showers trying to pop up on an isolated basis for next Thursday into Friday. Our next good front likely does not develop until into next weekend., for the 16th and 17th.
We finish out the extended 11-16 day forecast window with a cold front arriving around the 21st, bringing rains of half an inch or less to 80% of the state.