High Wind Warning until 10 p.m. Sunday (early Monday east-central Ohio); Wind advisory south of I-70 (7 a.m. until 8 p.m.)
An intensifying storm over the central Great Lakes will bring increasing winds in the wake of a cold front that crossed the state early this morning, causing temperatures to fall from the 50s to near 40 this afternoon. The sharp drop in pressure is responsible for a channeling effect, causing powerful wind gusts, or pulses of wind, to mix down to the surface.
The northwestern side of the storm brought heavy snow and blizzard conditions from Kansas to Upper MIchigan, with up to a foot of snow expected just to the north. Moderate rain fell over the Ohio Valley, with a few embedded thunderstorms. A flood watch is in effect for counties near and along the Ohio River following recent heavy rainfalls.
Sunday will be very windy (gusts of 40-50+ mph at times), as temperatures fall from the upper 40s to the upper 30s, along with a few midday showers. The winds will die down gradually Sunday night, but remain quite strong, until low pressure moves into eastern Canada early Monday.
Showers are likely Wednesday and again Friday night with a couple of systems and associated cold fronts.
Sunday: Strong winds (damaging gusts possible), passing showers. Morning readings near 50, falling to 40 by afternoon.
Tonight: Windy, colder, some clouds. Low 22
Monday: Partly sunny, breezy, colder. High 33
Tuesday: Mix clouds and sun. High 33 (23)
Wednesday: Breezy, milder, few showers. High 43 (30)
Thursday: Partly sunny. High 38 (27)
Friday: Mostly cloudy. High 43 (29)