OMG! Uncle! Mother Nature is giving us a drenching! Friday's downpours dropped nearly an inch by 3pm with plenty more on the way.
FRIDAY NIGHT: sctd. showers and storms, some patchy fog developing, low 54.
SATURDAY: rain and showers, chance for thunder, high 70.
SUNDAY: mostly cloudy, sctd. showers, high 71.
MONDAY: clearing and mild, high 72.
The visiting low-pressure center we've gotten to know so well over the past few days is still camped out in our living room. And making a mess. It will continue to generate showers and storms tonight and Saturday. Plan on a wet afternoon as the Buckeyes take on the Scarlet Knights at the 'Shoe.
There's some disagreement about how soon the low lifts northward and gives us a break from the rain. The GFS pulls the center up to Lake Erie by 12Z Sunday and, while the NAM has a similar position, they vary wildly about the size of the rain shield. The GFS keeps the bulk of the rain on the northeast side of the low (almost like a tropical system) and dries us out in the afternoon. The NAM keeps us wet all the way through the day. The ECMWF pushes the low northward on a slightly faster track but the rain shield aligns a bit more with the NAM prog. The RPM is also suggesting showers for Sunday afternoon. We'll leave at least a 40% POP for the day.
High pressure builds back into the region on Monday to give us some beautiful sunshine and several gorgeous, fall days. A strong, southerly flow on Wednesday will help boost our temperatures a bit, too.
HURRICANE MATTHEW: The GFS is progging Matthew to be raging off the east coast of Florida by Wednesday morning. The Euro offers a much slower solution, keeping the storm farther east and not getting to Bermuda until Wednesday evening.
Marshall McPeek, Meteorologist
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