Dry weather continues Friday through most of Tuesday. Temps climbing gradually through the period, leading to above normal temps this weekend and Monday.
Tuesday late afternoon and evening, a few scattered showers and thunderstorms can’t be ruled out over far NW parts of Ohio. However, this action likely is not a big part of our Tuesday outlook. The best chances come near the Michigan line. Nothing happens south of I-70.
Wednesday features scattered showers and those will continue through most of Thursday, although for that day the focal point comes farther south. 48 hour rain totals will range from a few hundredths to nearly an inch, over 80% of the state. The upper half of the range will be kept mostly to central and southern Ohio. Northern areas could be a few tenths or less, and see the moisture done by Wednesday night.
Dry Friday through Sunday (Thursday through Sunday from US 30 northward). Mixed clouds and sun to Thursday and Friday, mostly sunny skies for next weekend.
The extended period has scattered showers from Sunday night through Monday. However, rain totals are limited to a few hundredths to .3” and coverage only at 40%. More of the state misses this action than gets it.
The remainder of the extended period is drier. We are dry from Tuesday the 13th through the end of the week, Saturday the 17th. During that period, though, warm air and rising humidity will prompt chances for a few pop up showers off an on, particularly Tuesday-Thursday. Coverage will be limited to 20%. We are removing threats of heavier action late in the extended period.
10 day rain totals are below. Notice that for the entire 10 day period we have combined moisture of 0” to 1” and a large part of Ohio sees just a few tenths. Those totals are well below normal, except the totals closer to an inch. Keep in mind those higher totals are dependent on better thunderstorm coverage, which could go away.