Dry today through the entire weekend for an overwhelming majority of the state. That being said, it would be smart to keep an eye out for a few scattered shower in far NE Ohio Saturday afternoon. There may be just enough instability to fire something off, but nothing that breaks the dry pattern for anyone else. The dryness continues Monday too with good sunshine to start, but increasing clouds through the day, ahead of our next boundary, which is set to arrive on Tuesday. Temperatures climb a few degrees each day today through Monday, and we expect most of Ohio to be in the upper 80s to mid-90s for Sunday (as seen on the map below) and perhaps Monday. The limiting factor for Monday temps will be clouds, as any significant increase in clouds through Monday afternoon would take just enough off our top end to keep a duplicate of Sunday out of reach. Still, a dry, warm finish to the weekend will also start next week.
Our next good precipitation threat enters the state Tuesday morning, with scattered showers moving into NW Ohio and north central Ohio. In fact, moisture for Tuesday morning will be mostly north of US 30, and then the system sags southward through the balance of the day and Wednesday. A big part of Ohio will actually turn out dry Wednesday, and the most frequent and intense showers sit over the southern third of the state, but we won’t get too cute yet and cut rains off in the north in our forecast. Instead, we will just tell you to expect a later start and later finish to the rains form this event in southern Ohio. Rain totals for the 2-day event will be from .1” to 1”. Coverage will be 80% of the state.
We return to a dry forecast pattern for Thursday through Saturday. Temps will be near normal.
Scattered showers are back for next Sunday, coming in and hitting NW Ohio first, before sweeping south and east from there. Rain totals are not spectacular, at a quarter inch or less.
For the extended period, a front for the 26th brings .25”-.75” rain potential with 80% coverage. Then we end up with lingering moisture producing a few scattered showers for the 27th and 28th. Coverage will be 30% or less, and we expect no more than .1”-.5”. A much stronger front arrives for the 29th, but moves through quickly, bringing .25”-1” and 100% coverage. Then we turn warm and dry for the 30th on through July 2nd.