Showers continue today and we may see a thunderstorm or two around, mostly in western Ohio, but action today will generally try to start tapering off later this afternoon and evening. Additional rains today will be from .25”-.75”, but a lot of that will be front-loaded to this morning. Today’s rain coverage will be around 80%.
We are dry statewide tomorrow, for the entire day. Temps will try to rebound a bit with the sun, and it will feel much warmer after today’s cooler surge.
Rain is back for the weekend, but not nearly to the extent that we had been fearing up to this point. We still have rain potential each day, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, but amounts and coverage are significantly lower. For Saturday and Sunday, we can see showers with a few hundredths to .4″ potential on Saturday, and then a few hundredths to .75″ on Sunday. Coverage will be around 40% on Saturday and then also 40% on Sunday. Thunderstorms have the best potential Sunday down in south central Ohio. Rains Monday can be from .1”-.6” with 75% coverage. We see some lingering showers now on Tuesday too, and will allow for up to .25″ of moisture in our forecast this morning for that period. The map at right shows rain totals through next Tuesday.
We are a little drier in our forecast for the balance of next week. We turn out partly to mostly sunny for next Wednesday and Thursday. although we cant say there wont be a couple of hiccups. On Wednesday, clouds may linger in far east and northeast Ohio. On Thursday we won’t completely rule out a renegade shower or two in central Ohio, but nothing significant or well organized. For Friday and Saturday, all of Ohio turns out partly to mostly sunny.
So, overall, while the near term forecast is not great with a pattern that suggests still too much moisture, we are looking at slightly better conditions trying to develop Tuesday afternoon forward next week. But we have to see data continue to back that up in the days ahead. Temperatures will do no better than normal to below during this entire period. In fact, we do not look for any period over the next 3 weeks where we see above normal GDDs…meaning we have no real warm air surging in. We need heat units, but likely do not pick any more than we normally would, and probably a lot less, in the coming weeks.