Our cold front is approaching faster. We will see clouds thicken today and rain arrives later this afternoon and evening. The rain continues through tomorrow late morning to midday. Rain totals are nearly unchanged this morning for the event tonight and tomorrow. We expect .2″-.6″ with 90% coverage. Temps stay warm today, but will come crashing down as the front passes tomorrow morning. We can see parts of far western Ohio (where the rain stops sooner and we could even see clouds break up by tomorrow morning) dip into the middle and upper 30s, which would be good enough for patchy frost. The rest of the state likely still has plenty of clouds and moisture around tomorrow morning, and therefore escapes the coldest overnight air.
The balance of tomorrow turns out partly to mostly sunny, and then sun dominates all day Sunday, along with Monday. Temps are cool, but will bounce a little bit for Sunday and Monday.
Scattered showers are back late Tuesday afternoon and they continue into Wednesday late morning. Rain totals from this minor even will be from a few hundredths to .3″ with coverage at 70%. These totals are lower this morning compared to our look yesterday, due to the southern secondary surge of moisture staying farther south. Still, though, it will be enough to trigger a small pause in fieldwork in many places.
Dry for the balance of Wednesday with clouds slowly dissipating. Then mostly sunny and slowly warming for the rest of the week, Thursday through Saturday.
We kick off the extended period with a good chance of rain for Sunday the 20th, and that moisture lingers through Monday evening. The intensity is not all that spectacular, but we do end up with moisture adding up over the longer period. Rain totals can be from .1″-.5″ with coverage at 90% of Ohio. The rains are significantly higher farther west, where we see some thunderstorm potential.
The rest of the extended period is sunny, dry and cool. We have no rain threat from Tuesday the 22nd through Saturday the 26th. Temps will be normal to below normal.