Increasing clouds and rain on the way

December 6th, 2012 at 7:31 am by under Weather

Today will be another dry day here in the Miami Valley as high pressure resides over northeastern Ohio this morning.  This is helping to make today the coldest morning of the week, with morning temperatures in the mid-upper 20s and some frost.  The high moves farther off to the east today, allowing southerly winds to continue.  These winds will drive in some warmer temperatures over the next few days, but they’re also tapping into some Gulf moisture!  The rain chances just keep going up for Friday and the weekend…

While we start off Thursday with sunshine, clouds will be on the increase during the afternoon.  By evening, we’ll be mostly cloudy–but still dry.  Showers then develop overnight–but not until late… say after 2am or so.  Parts of the Miami Valley will likely be dealing with some rain for the Friday morning commute (southern counties stand the best chance).  All of our counties will see rain during the afternoon hours on Friday, as a disturbance moves along a frontal boundary:

We are still expecting to see a good soaking of rain from Friday through Monday of next week.  Here is a short-term rainfall forecast, which takes us from late tonight through Saturday morning:

You can see–at least through this timeframe–that the heaviest rain is expected south of town.  However, the potential for rain is still there even into Sunday and Monday… so some spots could end up with 2-3+ inches in the region.  Stay tuned!

Jamie
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