Posted by Meteorologist Angelica Campos
Clouds will continue to dominate but we will experience some changes starting tomorrow.
Today will be mostly cloudy with an inversion in place, some clouds may allow for peaks of sun sunshine but remember “some” is the operative word. Daytime highs will average in the low 30s but we must factor in the wind and the wind chill factor in the 20s for most of the day.
We do have a much better chance of seeing sunshine on Sunday. Variable skies and a shift of wind direction out of the south will improve our temperatures to the mid and upper 30s. We should continue to climb the temperature latter, making it to the 40s on Monday before a strong cold front arrives by midweek.
December’s temperature departure is just inside the “normal” range at +1.7°F, thanks to three very warm days earlier in the week.
But we are seeing a trend that will eventually encourage some of the colder air from the poles to ooze south of the Canadian border. One of the long-range parameters we keep an eye on is called the AO (Arctic Oscillation). Notice how it stays in the “mild mode” until we get closer to Christmas. After December 24th, it goes into the “cold mode,” where arctic air has a better chance to migrate south, away from the poles and into the USA.
This will set up a potential snowfall for Christmas Eve night and Christmas Day after the rain early next Wednesday changes to show as the colder air is ushered into Ohio.
We will continue to monitor this system’s development with updates into next week.