Updated on Wednesday, 19 January 2022 at 5:03 PM EST
TONIGHT: Widely scattered snow showers, and possibly a rain shower, possible during the early evening, and then isolated snow showers possible during the late evening, and then a stray snow shower possible during the overnight. Otherwise; cloudy skies during the evening will give way to mostly cloudy skies during the overnight, and then partly cloudy skies towards sunrise. Lows around 17°. North winds at 5-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph possible. Little to no snowfall accumulation.
THURSDAY: A stray snow shower possible throughout the day. Otherwise; partly cloudy skies during the early morning will give way to mostly cloudy skies during the late morning and early afternoon, and then partly cloudy skies during the late afternoon. Highs around 24°. North winds at 5-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph possible.
THURSDAY NIGHT: A stray snow shower possible during the early evening. Otherwise; partly cloudy skies during the early evening will give way to mostly clear skies during the late evening and overnight. Lows around 6°. North winds at 5-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph possible during the early evening, becoming northeast around 5 mph during the late evening and overnight.
FRIDAY: Mostly clear skies throughout the day. Highs around 21°. Northeast winds around 5 mph during the early morning, increasing to 5-15 mph during the late morning and afternoon.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear skies throughout the evening and overnight. Lows around 3°. Northeast winds at 5-15 mph during the early evening, becoming calm during the late evening and overnight.
SATURDAY: Mostly clear skies during the early morning will give way to partly cloudy skies during the late morning, and then mostly cloudy skies during the afternoon. Highs around 27°. Calm winds during the early morning, becoming southwest at 5-15 mph during the late morning and afternoon.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy. Lows around 16°.
SUNDAY: Chance of snow showers. Cloudy. Highs around 28°.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy. Lows around 12°.
MONDAY: Slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 32°.
MONDAY NIGHT: Slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy. Lows around 18°.
TUESDAY: Chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 32°.
On the latest weather map, an area of low pressure – L5 – was located over western Quebec with a minimum central pressure of 999 mb. Extending southwestwards into Ohio, nearly parallel to I-71, is the cold front associated with L5. Southwesterly winds have been present in our region throughout much of the afternoon as the front has remained off to our east. This has also allowed for temperatures in our region to reach into the mid-40s.
The cold front will likely move through our region as we head into the late afternoon and early evening hours. Precipitation will likely develop along and near to the frontal boundary. This precipitation may start off as rain, however as the temperatures drop during the early evening hours, the precipitation will likely transition to snow. However, most of this precipitation will likely develop southeast of Zanesville and remain southeast of Zanesville throughout the evening. Nonetheless, some precipitation may try to reach the Zanesville area, but most of what our region will likely remain near Morgan and Noble County. Accumulating snow will be possible near the Ohio River and across into West Virginia, but our region will likely be just a bit far away. Regardless, a flurry or two will be possible throughout the overnight hours across our region. Given the proximity of the precipitation that will likely develop, I am going to keep cloudy skies in the forecast throughout the evening hours, and then some breaks in the clouds are likely during the overnight hours. As well, temperatures will likely drop very quickly as we head through the late evening and into the overnight, with lows likely reaching down to around 15° – 19°.
The northerly winds with gusts up to 25 mph possible at times on Thursday will likely work to keep the possibility of a flurry or two around our region throughout the day. While partly cloudy skies will be possible during the early morning hours, low-level lapse rates suggest that mostly cloudy skies may return during the late morning and into the early afternoon hours. Afterwards, the setting sun will likely result in a gradual decrease in cloud cover. Still, with the clouds, the winds and the approaching area of high pressure, I am expecting that high temperatures in our region will likely reach up to around 22° – 26°. With mostly clear skies being likely as the high pressure moves into our region during Thursday Night, overnight lows around 4° – 8° will be likely across our region.
Mostly clear skies will be likely for Friday as the area of high pressure remains over our region. This will likely limit the afternoon high temperatures in our region to around 19° – 23°. As the sun begins to set, I am expecting that the winds will likely become calm, and thus with everything else factored, overnight lows in our region may try to drop down to around 1° – 5°.
After system – L6 – will try to move through the Great Lakes Region on Saturday Night and Sunday. This could bring a snow shower or two back into our region on Saturday Night and more so into the day on Sunday. Afterwards, a quick moving disturbance – L7 – will try to move into the region for Monday Night and Tuesday. L7 may also try to bring some snow showers back into our region. A third system – L8 – may try to move into our region as we head into the middle part of next work week. All of this will be associated with a broad upper level trough that will be positioned over the Great Lakes Region during this time frame.
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