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Breaking news! It rained last night and will rain some more this week!
Some places picked up a tenth of an inch or so last night:
Expect a few more bouts of light rain or drizzle today, especially through midday. 15 hour futurecast:
Highs today will be on the mild side.
A cold front will slide into the region and there can be showers just about anytime. Outside chance for thunder as well. It will also be the last warmer-than-average day of the week.
This is where the forecast starts to get tricky. The GFS (shown below) would have you believe the front will be a “clean sweep”, pushing east of the region and taking the rain away. The European, NAM and Canadian models form a wave of low pressure on the front earlier, slowing it down and keeping the moisture around for much of Wednesday….especially south and east of Youngstown.
I lean in the slower direction and think we might need to allow for a little rain Wednesday.
REST OF THE WEEK/WEEKEND:
Confidence is lower than average for this time frame as the models are all over the place. On the table:
1) A dry period Thursday through Sunday.
2) Lingering showers Thursday and Friday….perhaps into Saturday morning.
3) High temperatures that could range from 55-65, depending on if the clouds and moisture linger. Stay tuned.
A cool-ish pattern looks to settle in but these temperatures are actually pretty close to average for the first half of October.