High pressure will move to the east of the area today. A mild southwesterly flow of air will help temperatures to climb into the 50s for highs this afternoon. The influx of warmer air will also cause an increase in cloud cover and an isolated shower or two will be possible this afternoon.
Showers will increase across the area tonight as a cold front approaches from the northwest. Most locations will see all rain tonight, but a little wet snow could mix with the rain showers late.
The rain showers will change to snow showers Saturday morning before coming to an end. Colder air will spread across the region, and this will cause temperatures to hold steady or even fall a few degrees during the day.
Colder air will continue to spread across the area Saturday night and Sunday. Clouds will increase on Sunday as a storm system develops across the lower Ohio Valley. Models have been trending much further north with this system over the past several runs. If this trend continues, some snow could reach the area by Sunday afternoon or evening. There is still a great deal of uncertainty regarding this system, so please stay tuned for future updates.
Here is the forecast: For today, mostly cloudy and becoming windy with a chance of a shower this afternoon. Highs will reach the low to mid 50s. Winds SW 15-25 mph with higher gusts.
Tonight, cloudy with showers likely, possible mixing with snow after midnight. Lows will be in the low 30s. Winds SW 15-25 mph with higher gusts.
Saturday, mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers, mainly during the morning. Highs will be near 40 during the morning, then temperatures will hold steady or slowly fall during the afternoon. Winds W 10-20 mph.
Saturday night, mostly cloudy with lows in the mid teens.
Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow during the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 20s.
Extended Analysis: Low pressure is forecast to track east through the southern Ohio Valley Sunday night and into the Mid Atlantic states on Monday. As stated previously, models are trending further north with the system, but there are still significant differences between the models. Snow is possible Sunday night and Monday, but how much will fall is still in question.
High pressure will build across the region Monday night through Tuesday night bringing fair and dry weather back to northern Ohio.
By Wednesday, another storm will begin moving our way bringing an increasing threat of rain or snow.
Here is the extended forecast: Sunday night, cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows will be in the mid teens.
Monday, cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs will be in the upper 20s.
Monday night will be mostly cloudy with lows around 20.
Tuesday will be partly cloudy with highs in the low 40s.
Tuesday night will be partly to mostly cloudy with lows around 30.
Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow. Highs on Wednesday will reach the low to mid 40s.