Not much happening over Ohio today. We cant rule out a few scattered showers in east and NE Ohio today but generally, most of the state turns out at least partly sunny, with clouds increasing this afternoon. We will see better organized showers break out tonight through tomorrow, bringing rain totals still from .1″-.6″ over 80% of the state. We see the moisture finally come to an end tomorrow afternoon, and the heavier rains will skew east. Much heavier action is possible in western PA.
Partly to mostly sunny skies emerge for Friday and Saturday. WE have no change to our Sunday outlook either, still with a chance of scattered showers mostly over the central third of the state. Rain totals will generally be under a quarter of an inch with coverage at 60% from US 30 to about 75 miles south of I-70. The rest of the state stays partly to mostly sunny.
We are making our early week outlook drier, keeping partly to mostly sunny skies on in for both Monday and Tuesday now. However, those drier changes are tied to uncertainty about the tropical event still trying to unfold over the western Gulf. The remains of “Barry” can make life interesting from Wednesday forward. Models still are wildly divergent. The Euro take the remains right up the Mississippi valley and into the corn belt. Others have the system spinning apart farther south, keeping rains well south of the Ohio River. IF the rains stay south, we likely see nothing until a front tries to nose in later in the week. IF the system does make it that far north, the result would be slow moving rain for a large chunk of Ohio for Wednesday through at least Friday. So, a lot rides on the track of that tropical event. Our leanings are for more of a southern track for now…but the Euro has been very persistent in taking moisture into the corn belt. So, we will continue to track. The map at right shows precipitation through next Tuesday…before the arrival or non-arrival of any tropical remains.
Tropical system or not, we do expect showers and thunderstorms next Friday, the 19th into the 20th. But then the rest of the extended window is partly to mostly sunny and dry.