We have had a stretch of sunny weekends lately and that stretch is coming to an end this week. A stalled out frontal boundary is quiet across the region today allowing for a break in our wet pattern. However, several waves of low pressure will activate the front over the weekend bringing a good chance for rain.
Expect mostly cloudy skies this evening with temperatures in the 60s falling into the upper 50s by midnight. A few light showers will move through late tonight and early Saturday morning. Expect these light showers to continue in a scattered fashion through most of the morning. As we head towards the noon hour, the rain will become more widespread and heavier. The steady, at times heavy, rain will persist through the afternoon hours. It will begin to break up in the evening although a few scattered showers and rumbles of thunder will be possible throughout the night. Temperatures will be muted on Saturday due to the rain. Highs will only reach the lower 60s.
On Sunday, another disturbance will ride the front but warmer air will also flow into the region. This will mean scattered showers AND thunderstorms will be likely. What was once looking like a total washout for the Flying Pig, is now looking like just passing showers for the morning. It will also be mild in the upper 50s to lower 60s. The temperature will slowly rise to around the 70 degree mark for the afternoon. The extent of coverage from scattered thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon is still a little uncertain due to the lack of any one major source of lift to spark the storms. Instead, an upper low will provide broad support for a scattering of rain. A few of the storms may be strong with gusty winds and hail again like we saw this past week.
The front gets pushed well south of Cincinnati as we start the upcoming week on Monday. Other than a stray lingering shower, it will be relatively quiet weather. It will also turn slightly cooler with highs in the 60s.
An even stronger cold front is poised to hit on Wednesday evening. Depending on how everything lines up, there may be a small frost threat by the end of the week. Stay tuned for updates…