A high-pressure area will settle southward from the Great Lakes, promoting sunshine and pleasant weather to begin the holiday weekend. After a cool start in the 40s this morning, temperatures reached the seasonable mid-70s this afternoon.
The weekend will start off dry and warm, with increasing cloudiness Saturday afternoon, as an upper-level low over the Southeast draws moisture northwest around a slow-moving coastal disturbance east of the Carolinas.
A few showers will reach the southeast Ohio Saturday night, with more widespread showers across the southern half of the state on Sunday, but not a washout. Farther north, skies will be partly sunny with only a slight chance for a brief shower.
Weekend temperatures will be in the 70s.
The system will drift east on Memorial Day toward the Atlantic Coast, setting the stage for dry and warm weather typical of early summer all next week.
- Friday: Sunny. High 75
- Tonight: Clear, not as cool. Low 51
- Saturday: Partly cloudy, little warmer. High 78
- Sunday: Mostly cloudy, stray showers. High 75 (56)
- Memorial Day: Mix clouds and sun, isolated shower. High 81 (59)
- Tuesday: Sunny, warmer. High 85 (59)
- Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 87 (62)
- Thursday: Partly cloudy, isolated storm. High 89 (63)