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Warming Trend Returns

We saw a taste of fall today; however, a taste of summer is in our near future...

Clouds are plenty tonight; yet, conditions are looking to stay dry for the overnight. While we welcome the drier air, temperatures will cool into tomorrow morning...

The above image shows the temperature scheme for the 850 mb level (about 5000 feet in the air). Refer to the first panel above, which shows the forecast for tonight. Temperatures at that level are expected to drop to 0-2°C (about 34-36°F) . That translates to surface low temperatures in the low to mid 40s (about 10 degrees below the normal).

After a fall like evening, temperatures will reach around the seasonal normal Saturday afternoon. A southwesterly flow will be established (refer to middle panel in the above image), and highs at the surface will reach near 70. It will be an overall decent day, with more clouds in the morning. There is a slight chance of drizzle in the morning in S. Ohio, and possibly even a quick early afternoon shower stretching as far south as I-64.

 The warmest of air will come next week, with temperatures climbing into the 80s (refer to the bottom panel in the above image). Notice how even orange and red color schemes are appearing, which is usually a more typical sight in the summer. It will also be dry during this warming period; yet, the latest models are hinting at something for next weekend...

It is too far out to say this with certainty, but the GFS computer model is hinting at a rather widespread rain system heading our way on the afternoon of Mother's Day. Let's hope this forecast doesn't hold true, because those Mom's out there deserve a sunny day!

Have a great weekend!

-Kelly Ann

 

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