You may have noticed our forecast for today undergoing some changes last evening and those changes look like the right moves. The upper low that is set to impact the area is tracking a bit farther west than it looked previously and that will have a big impact on our weather today. While central and western Ohio will have a rainy Wednesday, we are far enough east that we are not looking at MUCH rain.
15 hour hi-res futurecast:
There can be a shower in spots from mid-afternoon on and a thunderstorm can’t be ruled out, but many will stay dry during the daylight hours. This will also have an impact on temperatures. Instead of staying in the 60s, we’ll enjoy readings in the lower 70s this afternoon.
THURSDAY/FRIDAY STILL LOOK WET
The cutoff upper low is still expected to bring showery rains to the region Thursday, Thursday night and Friday. It won’t rain the entire time. The wettest period may be Thursday night. The NWS “Excessive Rainfall” outlooks show small chances for localized flooding:
As you can see, the risk of flooding is quite a bit higher to our southeast. Here’s a look at the NWS rainfall forecast through Friday. These numbers seem reasonable to me. An average of 1″-1.75″ seems likely locally.
The Washington/Baltimore region is in for a long few days with widespread flooding a concern.
By the weekend, the low pressure system will be weakening and starting to slowly pull north. This should result in more sunshine and fewer showers…..although there can still be a couple around, especially Saturday.
NEXT WEEK: WARM
We are still on track to see a few balmy October days next week with high temperatures between 74-78 during midweek.
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