61 °FMostly Sunny
48 °FCloudy, Chance of Rain
65 °FCloudy, Rain Likely
38 °FMostly Cloudy, Chance of Rain
Issued: 8am on Friday, February 9th 2024
A slowly-moving low-pressure system emerging from the Great Plains is expected to move into the Ohio Valley shortly, bringing Athens chances of precipitation into this weekend, particularly Friday night and likely precipitation lasting the entire day on Saturday.
For today this front will continue to stall throughout the day as continuing pleasant weather and sunny skies until the evening, where chances of precipitation will increase as the system approaches.
Friday evening will possibly bring showers due to an elongated squall-line forecasted to pass over our region. This will push across much of the Eastern United States throughout much of the day Saturday bringing rainy weather after a long period of sunshine, we’ll also expect stronger winds as a result of a strong pressure gradient aloft. At this point, this cold front is at its most mature stage as it passes and will both weaken and move away by Sunday morning. On Sunday, a pronounced ridging pattern aloft will allow for pleasant sunny conditions to return, but not for long as a closed low and amplified trough will bring likely rain Monday.
Today it will be mostly sunny with no precipitation. Winds from the S at 5 to 10 mph. High 61°F
Tonight it will be cloudy with a 70% chance of late evening rain. Winds from the S at 5 to 10 mph. Low 48°F
Saturday it will be cloudy with a 60% chance of rain. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. High 65°F
Saturday Night it will be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. Winds from the W at 0 to 5 mph. Low 38°F
Monday it will be cloudy with a 70% chance of rain. High near 51°F with a low near 33°F
Tuesday it will be mostly sunny with a 20% chance of rain. High near 43°F with a low near 27°F
Wednesday it will be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain. High near 45°F with a low near 29°F