Sunny and warm today. Temps will make it into above normal territory over the entire state…the first time that has happened since late July. We still are not looking for exceptional heat, though, with highs mostly in the lower to middle 80s. Humidity values will be up a bit, making it feel warmer.
Warm weather continues tomorrow and Thursday, but we will have to deal with scattered showers over the northern half of the state, from I-70 northward. The showers will have 70% coverage in those areas tomorrow, and 60% coverage on Thursday. Combined rain totals can be from a few hundredths to half an inch, with the heaviest rains in the farthest north tier of counties, particularly near the Lake. Southern Ohio sees next to nothing, and sunshine brings above normal temps.
A cold front sweeps through Ohio on Friday, mostly afternoon through the overnight. Rain totals will be from .25″-1″ with thunderstorms the main driver of heavier rains…in central and NE Ohio.
We turn dry over the weekend with slightly cooler air. Then we stay partly to mostly sunny and dry all the way through the end of the 10 day period next Thursday.
The extended window has 1 threat of rain around the 24th, but otherwise we have a good deal of sunshine. Temps fall off behind the frontal passage that happens on the 24th.