Clouds and sunshine mixed in today, but we should continue to watch out for some lingering showers from the system that affected much of the eastern Corn Belt over the weekend of the holiday season. Today’s action is relegated to the far south of Ohio, primarily the southern counties closer to the river. However, the clouds have a larger footprint and will act on the central and northern regions as well.
It will be mostly sunny from tomorrow to Friday. The evaporation rate is higher, but the temperature is normal. Over the weekend, the rain will return. Saturday will start with sun, but more clouds and rain in the southern half of the state in the afternoon and evening. Showers and storms are a regular occurrence on Sunday, Monday, and even next Tuesday. Total rainfall for four days, Saturday through Tuesday, will range from 0.5 to 2 inches across most of the state. The map below shows the rainfall during that period.
Humidity is at its highest, so we’re trying to set up a dry break early next Wednesday and Thursday. However, drought is threatened by overall erratic patterns and active precipitation tracks through Tennessee and Kentucky. We’ll have to keep an eye on possible rain coming south of Interstate 70 next Wednesday and Thursday, but we’re confident the northern areas will remain dry. Temperatures are above normal to normal.