A gloomy, but warm day is forecast across the region. Southwest flow aloft will provide us with abundant cloud cover and warm temperatures. Highs will top out in the upper 60s under cloudy skies with a few showers here and there. Most of the rain will stay north of the Ohio River. Gusty south winds will also be possible.
A frontal system will move into the region from the north overnight. This will bring heavy rain into the area late tonight and into Wednesday morning. Lows will drop into the mid 50s. Over a half inch of rain is expected by 7 AM Wednesday.
A cold front will slowly work through the area on Wednesday. Heavy rain is once again in the forecast. Highs will be limited to the mid to upper 50s and may drop in the afternoon as the cold front continues to move south. A majority of the rain may fall just to the south of the region. However, the Weather Prediction Center has highlighted the area in a “slight” risk of flash flooding. Think of this as a level 2 out of 4 threat.
Rain should become a bit lighter on Wednesday night. Lows will drop into the low 50s.
We should begin to dry out some on Thursday as high pressure works into the region from the northwest. A few showers will still be likely Thursday morning, but chances should diminish in the afternoon. Highs will likely be limited to the upper 50s. Overall amounts will be between 1.5-2″ total.
That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!
-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins