34 °FClear, Frost Likely
49 °FPartly Cloudy
86 °FMostly Sunny
Issued: 8pm on Tuesday, April 18th 2023
Winds are finally beginning to decrease as we head into the overnight hours, with clear skies expected to stick around as well. These clearing skies will lead to radiational cooling across the southeast Ohio region, dropping temperatures to near or below freezing. Thus, a freeze warning has been issued for Perry, Morgan, Athens, and Vinton counties, and a frost advisory has been issued for Washington, Jackson, Meigs, and Gallia counties from Wednesday, April 19 at 12am to 9am EDT. These expected frost and freeze conditions will likely kill crops and other outdoor vegetation if left uncovered, so please make sure to cover your plans as soon as possible!
On the other hand, during the daytime, fire danger will continue to pose a threat as dry conditions persist for the next few days, especially as temperatures rise. This will be especially important on Thursday as winds begin to pick up speed ahead of an approaching low pressure system while additionally being in the warm sector. Depending on how dry fuels are, this will determine if a statement needs to be issued. Rain chances will appear on Friday as a low level jet transports tropical moisture northward in the warm sector of the low pressure system ahead of its associated cold front. The cold front will then push through on Saturday, with any lingering showers dissipating by Sunday. High pressure will then build into the area for the start of the new work week, bringing chances for more frost.
Tonight it will be clear with no precipitation. Winds from the W at 5 to 10 mph. Low 34°F
Wednesday it will be sunny with no precipitation. Winds from the S at 0 to 5 mph. High 77°F
Wednesday Night it will be partly cloudy with no precipitation. Winds from the S at 0 to 5 mph. Low 49°F
Thursday it will be mostly sunny with no precipitation. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. High 86°F
Friday it will be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers. High near 80°F with a low near 50°F
Saturday it will be cloudy with an 80% chance of rain showers. High near 67°F with a low near 36°F
Sunday it will be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain showers. High near 52°F with a low near 30°F