Skies improve, but another frosty morning awaits

Sunshine returns, with a little dry spell settling in for most.

Good Thursday morning everyone!

Following our quick-moving front, temperatures dropped pretty nicely right through to the dawn hours. A mix of sun and clouds starts us off today.

HPC - Surface Map - Thursday

A trailing cold front will accompany another push of cold air this afternoon. There are a few showers along this line, but most of the showers will stay just to our north. It's possible that areas up along US-33 or US-50 could be clipped with a few showers, but most of us will end up with just afternoon clouds.

NAM - Thursday Evening NAM - Friday Morning

Temperatures will dip down once again Friday morning, and a touch colder than this morning at that. There should be plenty of 30s, with locations in interior Ohio and rural eastern Kentucky as the best candidates for frost/freeze conditions. Keep an eye on the tracking maps at the bottom of the screen for any counties with advisories. If you've been on a tear in the garden, planting all sorts of vegetables and warm weather plants, you might want to think of covering your handiwork tonight in case the chill gets deep where you live.

The outlook for Friday afternoon on into Saturday has been improving lately, which is nice. Afternoon highs bounce back through the 60s and make a run at 70. Some unsettled weather again approaches Saturday, but high pressure manages to stave it off just enough:

GFS - Saturday Morning GFS - Sunday Morning

There are lots of weddings and 5k fundraisers going on this weekend, so it's good news that Saturday has been improving. It depends on how strong our area of high pressure can flex as far as how much progress the rain can make on the way in. In truth, the system bringing these showers are pretty weak. This doesn't always mean the rain will be weak (for example if it stalls out for a while).

HPC - Rainfall Projection - Through Early Next Week

Some stalling/wandering will occur, but the steadiest rains will stay mainly to the south.

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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