Wet, Cold Weekend

Temperatures are fairly mild to start the day, in the mid to upper 40s. Don’t get used to it though. Stout northerly winds around 10 mph will usher in colder temperatures this afternoon.

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A few showers will be likely today, especially late this morning and into the afternoon. A better chance of heavier rain lies to the southeast of the region.

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Temperatures will drop into the mid 30s tonight with a chance of rain continuing. The freezing rain concerns seem to be to the west and north of the region, so I don’t expect any tonight. The National Weather Service agrees.

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Rain will likely continue Sunday morning before waning after noon. Temperatures will be cold, despite decreasing clouds in the afternoon. Highs will only top out in the mid to upper 30s.

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A chance of a wintry mix may be possible Sunday night as lows drop into the mid 20s. Accumulations, if any, will be light.

Watch for a few slick spots Monday morning as the cold temperatures may cause a few patches of black ice to form. Overall, a warmer day is forecast Monday as highs top out in the low 40s under partly cloudy skies. Take what you can get.

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That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

Great Today; Rain & Ice Possible this Weekend

Today will be quite beautiful. Southerly winds around 5 to 15 mph will usher in much warmer temperatures across the region under partly cloudy skies. Highs will approach 60°!

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Rain will begin to work into the region tonight. Lows will drop into the mid 40s.

Rainy Weekend

A rainy, chilly day is expected Saturday. Highs will remain in the upper 40s across the region. Heavy rain will move into the region Saturday afternoon and remain in place for much of the evening. We’ll need to continue to watch for a period of freezing rain or drizzle late Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

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More rain is expected Sunday. This time, temperatures will be limited to the upper 30s. We’ll need to watch for yet another period of freezing rain Sunday night into Monday morning as lows drop into the mid to upper 20s.

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As of now, it looks like the zone for best ice potential will be to the north and west of us Saturday night and then to the south and east of us Sunday night. I’ll continue to monitor this over the next couple days. Have a great day!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

Nice Today & Friday; Wet weekend

Nice conditions are expected today after a cold start this morning. Temperatures should moderate into the low 40s under sunny skies thanks to high pressure centered across the region. Light southerly winds move in tonight as lows drop into the low 30s.

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Southerly flow will intensify Friday, leading to much warmer temperatures. Highs will top out in the mid to upper 50s under partly cloudy skies. Rain will develop Friday night as lows drop to around 40°.

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Light rain will be possible throughout the day on Saturday. The rain and clouds will keep temperatures cool and back down in the mid 40s. Temperatures will drop close to freezing Saturday night, so we may need to watch for the potential for some light icing. Overall, more rain is expected to the south and east of the region.

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That should wrap up this short forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

Chilly Today; Warm End Week

Temperatures that hovered around the freezing mark all night have dropped into the upper 20s. This means you should watch for black ice during the commute this morning. It looks like most of the icing occurred to the north and west of us, but a few slick spots may still be possible.


A cold day is on tap across the region. Northwest winds around 10 to 20 mph will keep things nice and chilly under mostly cloudy skies. Afternoon highs will only top out in the mid 30s. We may see some sun this afternoon, but it won’t help much.

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Mostly clear skies are expected overnight as lows drop into the low to mid 20s. I think the models are a bit too warm as they think it only drops to around 24°. I think we’ll probably drop a bit lower than that.

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A nicer day is on tap for Thursday as high pressure settles into the region. Temperatures should warm into the mid 40s under mostly sunny skies. Winds will gradually shift out of the south.

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Light southerly flow will continue Thursday night. This will result in partly cloudy skies and overnight lows in the low to mid 30s.

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A very nice day is forecast on Friday. A warm front will lift through the region leading to highs in the upper 50s under mostly sunny skies and southerly winds. That’s what I’m talking about!

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That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

Winter Weather Advisory Issued

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service. The advisory is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 AM Wednesday.

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A complicated forecast is on tap for the region today and tonight. The latest data has come in a bit more hopeful, suggesting surface temperatures remain above freezing until early in the morning Wednesday.

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Let’s take a look at today’s forecast. We’re waking up to temperatures around 32°. Despite northeast flow, we should warm into the mid to upper 30s under mostly cloudy skies through this afternoon.

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Rain will begin to move into the region from the south this evening after 4 PM. Temperatures will likely hover just above the freezing during much of the overnight hours. However, if temperatures dip below freezing we could have some major ice problems. The below simulated radar gif is valid from 5 PM to Midnight.

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Models have consistently brushed a fine line of freezing rain along the Ohio River. Like I said in yesterday’s forecast, the northeast side of the county will be more prone to icing than the southwest side of the county. It all depends on where the freezing line falls. In the map below, Marshall County is separated between two corridors or freezing rain. Overall, I think 0.1″ – 0.2″ of ice may be possible across portions of the county, but hopefully it’s just a plain, cold rain.

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I do believe there will be an eventual transition to freezing rain and sleet by early morning Wednesday. This may lead to the development of a few slick spots on area roadways. Rain will likely wash away salt and brine. Wednesday morning temperatures will be in the upper 20s. Black ice can be very dangerous on the roads and sidewalks.

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Chilly Wednesday

The wintry mix should move out of the region by 9 AM. Clouds should begin to depart the region as highs top out in the mid 30s. This will allow for some melting of whatever accumulations we receive.

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High pressure will move directly overhead Wednesday night. This will lead to clear and cold conditions as lows drop to around 20°.

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Warmer Thursday

Southerly surface flow will return to the region on Thursday. This, combined with mostly sunny skies, will lead to much warmer temperatures. Highs are expected to top out in the mid 40s.

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Looking Ahead

Even warmer conditions are expected Friday before another shot of rain and wintry weather move into the region Friday night and into Saturday. More details regarding that will come in later forecasts.

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That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

Ice Possible Tuesday Night

A cold start for many folks this morning as temperatures are currently in the upper teens. Weak southerly flow, will develop this afternoon and help temperatures into the mid 30s despite mostly cloudy skies to start the day.

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The southerly winds should calm overnight as clouds move back into the region. Overnight lows will drop to around 28°.

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A frontal boundary will stall to the south and east of the region on Tuesday. This will lead to a bit of a complicated forecast. Highs will top out in the upper 30s under increasing cloud cover.

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Icy Tuesday Night?

Surface low pressure to the south of the region will lead to the development of northerly winds Tuesday evening and overnight. The current NAM model suggests temperatures will hover around the freezing mark from 6 PM to 3 AM (the pink line), before dropping well below freezing Wednesday morning.

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Meanwhile, winds in the lower levels of the atmosphere will be out of the south. This will keep temperatures warmer above the surface  until Wednesday morning.

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This scenario sets the stage for a potential icing event Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. As of now, Marshall County is right along the “battle zone”. This means we’re not sure if warm air or cold air will win out. It all depends on where the freezing line ends up. The latest NAM model suggests the northwest portion of the county may get ice, while the southeast portion may just receive rain.

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Chilly Wednesday

The precipitation should move out of the region Wednesday morning, and may end as a little bit of snow. Temperatures are expected to warm above freezing Wednesday under partly cloudy skies, which should help melt any ice accumulations.

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Stay tuned to the latest forecasts for more information. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

Chilly Today, Rainy Overnight

Despite a cold start to the day, temperatures should warm into the mid 40s this afternoon thanks to southerly winds around 10 mph. Gusts could get up to around 20 mph this afternoon.

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Rain will begin to move into the region this evening from the south. A few flakes may mix in at onset of precipitation, but should quickly transition to rain by 8 PM. Rain will continue into the overnight hours and Sunday morning. It will be a cold rain as lows tonight drop into the upper 30s.

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Rain should move out of the region Sunday morning by 10 AM. We’ll be stuck with mostly cloudy skies after that. Highs will warm into the mid 40s early in the afternoon before cold air begins to spill into the region from the north. Lows will drop into the upper teens.

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That should wrap up this short forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins