Scattered showers will continue to track across the state today, and we still should see about 80% of Ohio pick up rain from this frontal passage. The rains today will likely be a little more gentle than the thunderstorms that worked into western and NW parts of the state yesterday. Everything should be winding down and get out of here by sunset tonight. Drier weather is coming back over the state starting tomorrow, as skies start to truly clear. Look for Wednesday to have a mix of clouds and sun, and even though we are transitioning to a different air mass behind the cold front, we still can’t completely rule out a couple of renegade sprinkles or showers. Temperatures also stay a bit cooler tomorrow with the nearby cloud cover, particularly in the east.
Full sunshine is back Thursday, and we then see sunny, dry weather dominating through the rest of the week and weekend. Next week starts in the same fashion, and in fact, we may not see our next good threat of rain until next Wednesday the 7th.
Showers and thunderstorms work through next Wednesday and Thursday, the 7th and 8th with good coverage. We expect .1”-.5” rains combined over the 2-day period with 80% coverage. The map at right shows rains for the entire 10-day period…which basically today’s showers combined with next week’s event. We do start to dry out again Thursday afternoon, heading into the extended period.
For the extended 11-16 day window, we are dry to start for Friday and Saturday. We have to keep an eye out for a few showers or thunderstorms bringing up to .3” to 50% of the state overnight next Saturday night into Sunday the 11th. But then we are partly sunny and mostly dry for Monday the 12th through the end of the extended period on the 14th, with only a few pop up showers giving no more than 30% coverage any of those days. There is not a well-organized system in the cards for the end of the extended forecast period.