Friday, October 25, 2019
Fall colors, Columbus Marathon, Evan's walking, wet Halloween?
Saturday will start cloudy, cool, and dry. Rain moves in around lunch time and will be on and off for the afternoon. So there does appear to be some breaks in the rain. It does pick up in consistency in the evening and Saturday night with steady rain likely and heavy rain at times. It appears that Western Ohio and Indiana may see 1-2" of rain and Central Ohio would see up to and around 1" of rain. Since the main low pressure is still in Texas it still could shift over the next 24 hours as it heads our way and we could be back in the heavier and more steady rain. By Sunday morning the rain is starting to break up and move out to the east. Mostly cloudy on Sunday afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s for the weekend and overnight low stays mild, mid 50s, for Sunday morning. It will be breezy both Saturday and Sunday with winds 10-20 mph and some gusts a little stronger.
Monday and Tuesday are looking like nice days to get outside and take care of the leaves that will be falling over the weekend with the wind and rain. Partly cloudy both days with highs in the lower 60s on Monday and mid-upper 60s on Tuesday. There is a very slight chance of rain later Tuesday.
We have a strong cold front moving into the region for the middle-end of next week. Timing is still not nailed down yet, but it is trending a little later than yesterday's models. The GFS has the front coming through during the morning on Wednesday, the Euro is staying consistent with it coming through Thursday afternoon, and the CMC has slowed down to midday Friday. I am still leaning toward the Euro because it has been the most consistent the past week and staying consistent now. This would mean a slight chance of rain on Wednesday, but most rain would be Thursday. Ahead of the front we will see mild temps, so let's go with 60s on Wednesday. If the front comes through early Thursday then our temps may only reach the 50s, but if it delays later into the day then we may reach the mid 60s again followed by quickly falling temps. All models are pointing toward highs in the 40s by Friday. Stay tuned as we fine-tune the timing in more detail, especially since Thursday is Halloween and the weather will play a big part in the plans for thousands of kids and parents across Central Ohio. Have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael