Rain chances continue today and tomorrow across the state. Moisture looks to have pretty good coverage statewide over the nest two days, and we wont rule out some stronger thunderstorms today. There are some suggestions that we see the best threat of these stronger thunderstorms in NE Ohio, but at the moment, we don’t want to hem things in that much. Keep an eye out for these thunderstorms anywhere from central Ohio eastward this afternoon and evening. Rains tomorrow look lighter, but we can still see some substantial rain totals for the two day period. Right now, we are going to look at another .25″ – 1.5” with 90% coverage. Admittedly, to get to the higher end of the range, we will need thunderstorms. The map above shows updated rain totals through tomorrow night.
High pressure is still on track to park right on top of us on Thursday. Dry weather settles in then for Thursday through the weekend and finally next Monday. Temps remain cool in the short term but once we get on the backside of the high-pressure dome late this week and into the start of the weekend, we should see temps rebound to near normal for the start of next week. Sunshine will be dominant.
Our next system arrives next Tuesday and lingers into Wednesday. There is no change to our thoughts this morning. We have scattered showers for the 2-day period, and we still won’t rule out some stronger thunderstorms We are looking for .25”-1.25” and bumping coverage to 80%. The change in coverage comes from the system working in more from the NW and sweeping the front across the state. The best precipitation likely develops overnight Tuesday night through Wednesday. We return to dry weather for next Thursday.
The dryness extended into the 11-16 day long term period. High pressure stays in control through the 11th and 12th. For the 13th we have scattered showers coming in from the west and they linger into the 14th. Rain totals will be mostly in the .25”-.75” range with coverage at 60%. There is nothing here this morning that disrupts our “timely rains” summary of the next 2 weeks.