Our unseasonably mild December pattern will continue through the final days of 2021 before a change occurs New Year’s weekend.

We will have a lull between wet weather systems Wednesday, but gray skies will linger with patchy fog. Temperatures will slowly rise into the upper 40s. Another batch of showers will arrive this evening and linger into early Thursday morning with a weak system coming up along a frontal boundary near the Ohio River.

Showers will linger early on Thursday and clouds will hang on. Afternoon temperatures will top out around 50 degrees.

New Year’s Eve will be mainly cloudy and dry early, with scattered showers developing toward midnight, becoming a steady rain early Saturday. Temperatures will be in the 50s to start the New Year.

A potent storm will develop in the southern Plains and move rapidly northeast Saturday, bringing periods of rain. Behind the storm, colder air will finally be drawn into Ohio later Saturday night, changing rain to snow showers, as temperatures fall back into the 30s on Sunday. Early next week will be seasonally chilly and dry.

FORECAST

  • Wednesday: Light fog, gray, sprinkle. High 48
  • Tonight: Showers develop, mild. Low 43
  • Thursday: Damp a.m., cloudy. High 50
  • Friday: Cloudy, evening showers. High 54 (41)
  • New Year’s Day: Rainy day. High 59 (51)
  • Sunday: Snow showers, windy, cold. High 34 (30)
  • Monday: Mostly sunny, chilly. High 35 (21)
  • Tuesday: Sunshine. High 41 (23)