Bigger changes midweek

Better chances for rain
Posted at 2:41 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 19:01:35-04

Clouds have thinned some today allowing a nice bit of sunlight through. Where this has happened, temperatures have warmed into the upper 50s, 60s, and even the low 70s. Cloud coverage is thicker the further north you live. These areas are also the most likely to see measurable rainfall. The MaxTrack is picking up on light rain showers mostly north of the Ohio River.

Cloud coverage remains overhead today with a few thin spots or even a little clearing. Rainfall is located where the thickest of the cloud coverage is, north of the Ohio River. This is where the stalled front is located. Some of these light showers will sag into the northern counties through the course of the day. You may notice a few drops on the windshield from time to time. This is all still minor compared to what’s coming midweek. A couple of storm systems, one being tropical, will push northeast through the day. The origin is the Gulf of Mexico and the Four Corners.

Wednesday will start with mostly to partly cloudy skies. By the afternoon, rain will begin to bubble from the south as widespread and light showers. Through the evening and overnight into Thursday, spots of moderate to heavy rain will be embedded in the rain shield. As the two storms merge, Rain will continue and be periodically heavy. The final cold front will pass the area on Thursday evening, with residual precipitation leaving overnight into Friday morning. Cooler air will slide in bringing afternoon highs back down into the 50s. Halloween weekend is hanging on to a nice forecast. Temperatures will run mild in the afternoon and only slightly chilly for the trick-or-treaters. Overnights will be cool. Sunshine and calm weather continues into next week with temperatures rebounding into the 60s.