FORECAST DISCUSSION – Meteorologist Dontae Jones

Variably cloudy skies through the evening. The clouds will be parting to reveal more stars. Temperatures will be seasonably cool, in the 40s and a little breezy so you will want the jacket.

Overnight, skies are partly to mostly clear and we’re quiet. We won’t be as cold and temperatures will bottom out in the upper 30s.

Southwest winds will bring above average temperatures (50s Friday and Saturday). It will be breezy both days so it may feel just a touch cooler.

Then we turn our attention to a more active weekend. Panhandle system develops late Saturday with scattered showers becoming widespread late evening Saturday/night into early Sunday.

Temperatures will stay above 50 Friday and Saturday. We start out near 50 Sunday then fall into the 30s by late afternoon/evening.

Temperature forecast Sunday into Monday:

Panhandle storm track continues this weekend. Rain late Saturday into Sunday then colder with general accumulating snow to start Monday! More details in the days ahead.

Transition to snow will be quick and brief late Sunday/Sunday night into early Monday. A brief period of lake effect Monday will accumulate quickly and melt by Tuesday.

Temperatures will fall late Sunday into Monday of next week.

Colder early next week then trending milder late next week before the next system around Dec 18-20.

Active panhandle storm track the last 10 days of December. Too early to tell is these will produce snow for Ohio. The chances are rising.

Here is the 8-day forecast:

Here is a look at the drivers of the pattern over the next 3-4 weeks.

How do we derive precipitation percentages?