By Jeremy Kappell
After a mostly sunny and seasonably cool start to your Wednesday, we’ll see gradually increasing clouds across the Buckeystate. There will be a sizeable temperature gradient with highs only in the low 40’s on the Erie Lake Shore, however, most will enjoy 60’s. Winds will be on the order of 5 to 10 mph out of the east and northeast.
Meanwhile a strong late season storm system looks to develop across the Plains by late Wednesday and Wednesday night. Ahead of this system, warming winds will arrive across the Buckeye State on Thursday with high temps warming through the 60’s and 70’s in most areas despite considerable cloud cover. The exception will be far northern Ohio which will be stuck on the wrong side of a stationary front allowing for much cooler conditions for Toledo and norwest sections of the state.
A large area of rain with embedded rumbles of thunder will approach the state from the west by Friday morning. This activity will work it’s way across the state and generally weaken to showers as it progresses to the east. Rainfall looks to be fairly light on the order of 0.10 to 0.30″ for most with heaviest across Western Ohio. Expect seasonable highs in the 60’s for most of the state.
Temps will cool only a bit behind a cold front as we slide into the weekend on a dry note. High pressure looks to bring some quiet conditions Saturday with highs reaching the upper 50’s northwest and middle 60’s southeast. Confidence is increasing that another low will form across the Lower Mississippi River Valley by late Saturday driving the potential for some heavier rainfall late Saturday night and into Sunday especially for southern parts of the state where locally more than an inch could fall.
Following a breezy and cooler Monday with temps topping out in the 40’s and lower 50’s, data suggests we’ll warm it up quickly into the middle of next week with highs returning to the 60’s and lower 70’s statewide by Tuesday and into the 70’s on Wednesday. We’ll see another chance for showers and maybe thunderstorms late Wednesday and into next Thursday. Stay tuned.