Issued: 12am on Thursday, January 1st 1970
Technical Forecast Discussion
Short term (Sunday 2/24 through Tuesday 2/26)
By Sunday morning, most moisture associated with the low pressure system should be to the east of the region. WAA around the occluded front front on Saturday will still be evident as highs near 60 degrees. Another cold front attached to the low pressure system will move through the middle of Sunday. This front will be largely dried out resulting in another clearing of moisture and CAA. This also creates a tight pressure resulting in strong winds that persist through Monday. This will result in a dip in highs for Monday reaching only the low 40s. The upper level pattern during this two day span will begin to flatten out and take on a zonal appearance. This will promote relatively stable conditions for the southern half of Ohio through the end of Monday. Upper level troughing north strengthens and begins to shape the whole of the long wave pattern over the Midwest on Tuesday. Models show only weak perturbations as of now, but this could be enough to generate moisture and a chance for rain showers.
Long term (Wednesday 2/27 through Saturday 3/2)
The upper level pattern looks to remain zonal with troughing up north in Canada creating low pressure in the the northeastern extremes of the U.S. The position of high and low pressure may bring possible lake effect snow for Northern Ohio, but light cloud cover and moderate temperatures in the upper 40s look are likely for the region. There is a weak dig into the zonal pattern in the upper level patterns over the Southern U.S on Thursday. This looks to create a stationary front, but it will take another day for energy to create a pressure system out of it. Clouds look to increase in response to this as moisture is moved northward. Fronts form on the system on Friday as it continues it northern track into eastern Ohio. Athens looks to be at the point of the occluding front Friday night, which makes rain showers likely that night. A upper level trough will move over the region Sunday behind the system that helps carry moisture until late Saturday, making showers possible through the day.