Showers will be moving across Ohio today and will try to exit the east later this afternoon. Rain totals will be from .1″-.7″. Clouds will break up late this afternoon and evening, and we should see better sunshine potential tomorrow.
Our next chance of rain arrives Wednesday night with scattered showers that linger through Thursday. We actually end up getting two separate lines or bands of moisture, one front-running the cold front where we can see some thunderstorms in central Ohio, and the second with wrap around moisture that works through more on Thursday. Thunderstorms will be most likely in central and south central Ohio out of that first batch. Rain totals end up from .25″-1.25″ with coverage at 80%.
We dry down for Friday in all parts of the state but may see clouds trying to come across Lake Erie late Friday afternoon and evening.
Saturday has a Great Lakes frontal boundary slowly sagging south. This will bring rain to the entire state through the day Saturday and we end up with rain totals from .25”-75” with coverage at 100%. Everything should be done by Sunday morning.
We put together our next multi-day dry stretch starting next Sunday. We see full sunshine for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at the very least. There should be good drying associated with this period. We even start next Wednesday with sunshine but are seeing some moisture wanting to lift up out of the southwest that may bring showers by next Wednesday afternoon. This will be another good weather window for field work, especially if we can get by with rains at the lower end of the range out of the Friday night-Saturday event. The map at right shows 10 day rain totals from today through midweek next week. We should note that the bulk of this moisture comes from Wednesday night through Saturday night. However, temperatures continue to be on the cool side through the entire forecast period, so heat units will be harder to come by than we would like.
For the extended period, Thursday looks dry, but showers and thunderstorms arrive for Friday and Saturday, the 21st and 22nd. Rain totals can be from .5”-2” with 90% coverage. A wet pattern continues with a chance of scattered showers for the Sunday through Tuesday, the 23rd through the 25th. Rain totals can be from .25”-1” with 70% coverage.