84 °F

Mostly Sunny


58 °F

Increasing Clouds, Showers and Tstm


78 °F

Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

52 °F


Technical Forecast Discussion Meet the Forecaster

Issued: 9am on Thursday, August 17th 2023

Forecast Discussion

With an approaching cold front today, we can expect mainly nice weather ahead of it, with some breezy conditions enhanced by upper-level winds from the trough that is passing over our region. Clouds will increase in the evening hours as this cold front approaches, bringing a chance for some isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms. Due to this, Athens and surrounding areas further northwest have been placed under a Marginal Risk for severe weather today, with the threat being damaging wind gusts. There is, thankfully, no tornado threat with this setup. Additionally, storms will likely be weaker by the time they reach southeast Ohio tonight due to the diurnal cooling, limiting the instability available to thunderstorms. After this cold front passes tonight, we can expect a nice drop in temperatures to give us almost more fall-like weather with breezy conditions again Friday, but it is just false hope.

Friday and heading into the weekend, a strong high-pressure system will settle in with upper-level ridging, bringing a quick rise in temperatures as well as dry conditions for the region all the way into early next week. Temperatures are expected to hit the 90s by early next week, so do not get your hopes up just yet for any relief from hot conditions. Make sure to get out and take advantage the nice weather tomorrow and over the weekend!

Detailed Forecast

Today it will be mostly sunny with no precipitation. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. High 84°F

Tonight it will be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. Winds from the W at 0 to 5 mph with gusts up to 10 mph. Low 58°F

Friday it will be mostly sunny with no precipitation. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. High 78°F

Friday Night it will be clear with no precipitation. Winds calm. Low 52°F

Extended Forecast

Saturday it will be sunny with no precipitation. High near 81°F with a low near 55°F

Sunday it will be sunny with no precipitation. High near 89°F with a low near 61°F

Monday it will be partly cloudy with no precipitation. High near 91°F with a low near 65°F