Friday will be a bit of a transition day, as clouds try and work in over the state, especially this afternoon. These clouds will be ahead of a batch of moisture that comes through overnight through the day tomorrow. We had been concerned about some snow, but now think temps are such that we stay mostly rain. Liquid equivalent precipitation totals will be from .1″-.8″ with coverage at 60%. The biggest rain potential will be far south and southeast OH. Everything should be done by mid afternoon at the latest.
We go drier for the balance of Saturday night and Sunday. Expect a mix of clouds and sun those days, and full sun will be allusive. Clouds increase again on Monday. Another disturbance works into the eastern united states overnight Monday night through Tuesday. However, it still looks to stay mostly south. We will keep an eye out for scattered light precipitation through the overnight and Tuesday, but liquid equivalent precipitation totals will be .4″ or less. Coverage will be 60%. The map at right shows precipitation totals (liquid equivalent) through next Tuesday.
Dry the rest of the week next week. WE stay chilly for Wednesday, but start to see temps moderate on Thursday. Friday through the weekend we see a classic warm vs. cold air battle. Warm air in the center of the country tries to come in, but we are seeing a new surge of arctic air come blasting into ghe great lakes. Right now we think the colder air eventually wins. But, the dry weather will hold through the period.