Warming trend underway; weekend brings season’s highest temps

A warming trend is underway with the warmest weather of the year so far arriving this weekend.

It will be sunny with today’s high temperature around 50 degrees, which is about 10 degrees higher than yesterday. However, a cool and cloudy night is expected before the bigger warmup this weekend, with overnight temperatures dipping into the upper 30s to low 40s, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Saturday brings the warmest weather so far this year — possibly as much as 20 to 25 degrees above seasonal temperatures. It will be party sunny with the high temperature around 75 degrees. It also will be breezy with sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph and gusts of up to 34 mph.

There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm overnight, after 3 a.m. The low will be around 58 degrees.

There is a chance of showers Sunday, mainly between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cloudy skies gradually become mostly sunny with a high near 69 degrees. it will be breezy with gusts of 16 to 21 mph and gusts as high as 39 mph.

Showers are likely Sunday night, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 a.m. Rainfall could be heavy at times. The overnight low is expected to fall to around 47 degrees.

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm continue for the start of the workweek. It will be cooler Monday with a high near 54 degrees, and an overnight low around 31 degrees.

From Saturday night through Monday evening as much as 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is possible, with the Interstate 71 corridor expected to see the most rain, according to NWS.

Some showers may linger Monday night, and a wintry mix is possible in west central Ohio.

Dry weather returns Tuesday with temperatures reaching the middle to upper 40s.

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