Warmer air starts to build in today and we will be sunny, warm and dry for the most part the rest of this week and for the weekend. We may see a few more clouds around today, and won’t rule out an isolated shower, but by far that is a minor occurrence. We see humidity tick a bit higher by the end of the week and the weekend. At this point we are keeping Monday dry as well.
While we have delayed the onset of our next system by a day or so, the flip side of that is that we are now looking at a significitanly wetter pattern change potential. As a matter of fact, rain and thunderstorms are now looking to hold over Ohio from Tuesday of next week right on through the following friday. Combined rain totals for the 4 day stretch can be from .5″-2″ with coverage at 90%. We are looking at daily coverage at around 40% through that period. Now, the best chances of the higher end of the rain range are not set yet, and there is some disagreement on a north vs. south solution. But, as we work closer to the event, we need to look at this set up as one that has the potential to push us out of fields for a few days, and there will be a definite lack of drying for a large part of the week from Tuesday forward next week, regardless of where the heaviest rains fall. The map below is a very early look at the combined potential of rain from Tuesday through Friday morning of next week.