After a balmy high of 65 Monday, today will be cloudy and cooler, with readings hovering in the mid-40s. And, of course, more rain.

The next in a series of low-pressure waves developing over the southern Plains will ripple along the stalled front across Ohio later in the day, nudging a warm front north. Morning sprinkles will turn into periods of light rain that will continue through the day.

Some wet snow could mix in across northern Ohio, where temperatures will be in the upper 30s. Southern Ohio could experience a few rumbles of thunder near the frontal boundary.

The rain will taper off to showers early tonight and move off to the southeast with the storm. Skies will remain overcast, with steady temperatures.

After a wet 24 hours, we should see a lull between systems Wednesday, as showers end in southeastern Ohio this morning with the passage of low pressure. The sky will remain mostly cloudy and temperatures will top out in the upper 40s.

Another batch of showers will arrive overnight and exit eastern Oho Thursday morning. Expect clouds to linger again tomorrow, with temperatures around 50 degrees in the afternoon, which is 10 degrees above average.

New Year’s Eve will again be overcast with a few sprinkles and mild temperatures around 50 in the afternoon. A potent storm will develop in the southern Plains and move rapidly northeast over the weekend, bringing rain and gusty winds Saturday, along with mild temperatures rising into the 50s.
Behind the storm, colder air will finally be drawn into Ohio, triggering snow showers, as temperatures fall back into the 30s.

FORECAST

  • Tuesday: Cloudy, periods of rain, isolated thunder. High 44
  • Tonight: Showers taper off. low 41
  • Wednesday: Early rain, cloudy. High 48
  • Thursday: Sprinkle a.m., mostly cloudy. High 52 (40)
  • Friday: Cloudy, few showers. High 53 (37)
  • New Year’s Day: Showers, breezy. High 56 (43)
  • Sunday: Rain/snow showers, windy, colder. High 38 (34)
  • Monday: Partly cloudy, brisk, colder. High 34 (21)