Current Forecast Meet the Forecaster

Issued: 12am on Thursday, January 1st 1970

Technical Forecast Discussion

Short term (Sunday 3/17 through Tuesday 3/19)

Surface high pressure develops south of the region on Sunday as dry air continues to move through. This will keep cloud cover to a minimum as dry air continues to move through the region. Colder air is brought down by the trough starting on Sunday as highs will be in the 40s through the forecast period. Temperatures look to gradually warm from Monday to Tuesday as zonal flow moves over the region allowing for some WAA.

Long term (Wednesday 3/20 through Saturday 3/23)

Upper level troughing begins to take through the middle of Wednesday. This generates a band of moisture that looks relatively deep vertically. Pressure surface maps show a weak low pressure system form in response to the trough indicating weak lift and instability on Wednesday. Clouds and scattered rain showers are likely to form within the region due to this. Upper level ridging off to the west continues to amplify as the trough moves out of the region on Thursday. Clouds will clear on Thursday as high pressure approaches from the Central Plains. Upper level ridging will take over influence in the region on Friday as cloud clearing continues. High pressure looks to to be over Ohio on Saturday to continue this trend.