Friday Evening Blog Update #NWOhioWx #OHwx

KIWX Radar 804 PM

Weather radar this evening showing scattered showers steadily east, and moving out of Northwest Ohio. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy overnight. Due to the southerly component of the wind, low temperatures will drop back only into the middle and upper 40s.

Saturday will feature a mainly dry beginning to the day. By the afternoon, a strong cold front will be approaching the region. Showers will become likely. Some thunder can not be ruled out as well. Wind gusts in the afternoon are forecast to reach 30-40 MPH at least. High temperatures will climb into the 50s Saturday. Those temperatures will drop after the cold front passes tomorrow afternoon/evening.

18z 3km NAM 2 Meter Temperature Valid 8 AM Sunday

The strong cold front that will be moving through will usher in another blast of cold air. Low temperatures Sunday Morning are forecast to drop back into the lower 30s. Sunday will also feature high temperatures that may not climb out of the 40s all day.

Going into next week, the overall weather pattern will begin to relax. Cool and seasonable weather will continue through the rest of next week. That will mean highs will generally be in the 50s during the day. At night, low temperatures will generally in the 30s.

Jim Martin – Forecaster


Tranquil Weather Continues #NWOhioWx #OHwx

725 PM Temperatures

It is a very quiet, and seasonably cool, Thursday evening in Northwest Ohio. High pressure is in control. That is leading to clear skies across the region tonight. Just not much going on weather wise this evening.

22z HRRR 2 Meter Temperatures Valid 7 AM Friday

Clear skies will continue through the remainder of tonight. While frost is possible, the growing season ended with last night’s widespread frost/freeze. There will be no more frost/freeze watches/warnings until Spring 2019 arrives. Low temperatures tonight are forecast to bottom out in the lower to middle 30s.

18z 3km NAM Simulated Radar Valid 7 PM Friday

Friday will feature an increase in cloud cover. That will be the result of a low pressure area moving into the region. Showers are forecast to develop during the afternoon and early evening. Once the front passes, another blast of cold air moves in. High temperatures this weekend will have a hard time reaching into the lower and middle 50s. Chances are there on Sunday that much of Northwest Ohio may not get out of the 40s for high temperatures.


The forecast model data and ensembles continue to show strong indications of Fall weather to continue for at least the next seven to ten days. Fall colors should really begin to develop here in Northwest Ohio in the next one to two weeks.

Jim Martin – Forecaster

Quiet Weather Pattern Continues #OHwx #NWOhioWx

938 PM Temperatures0z HRRR 2 Meter Temperature Valid 8 AM Wednesday

Mainly clear skies this Tuesday Night in Northwest Ohio. Temperatures this hour are for the most part in the 40s. The exception is at Toledo Express Airport and Port Clinton. Both locations this hour have temperatures in the lower 50s. Low temperatures for the rest of tonight will drop back into the middle and upper 30s. Frost will not be a concern for tonight.

18z 3km NAM 2 Meter Temperatures Valid 8 AM Thursday

Dry weather will continue on Wednesday. However, the temperatures will not be climbing as much due to the wind direction being from the northwest. Highs on Wednesday are forecast to climb into the upper 40s and lower 50s. Wednesday Night/Thursday Morning will feature the chance for another widespread frost/freeze. Low temperatures by Thursday Morning could easily drop into the upper 20s in many locations. If not already, make sure to bring in the plants tomorrow night.


Temperatures looking out six to ten days look to remain below normal. Like we have mentioned in previous nights, Fall is here to stay in Northwest Ohio. Fall colors should really begin to pop starting this weekend, and into next week. The overall weather pattern looks to remain fairly quiet through the next seven days.

Jim Martin – Forecaster

Clearing Skies Tonight; Frost Likely Tuesday Morning #OHwx #NWOhioWx


The cold front has moved through Northwest Ohio today. Skies are clearing this evening. Also, it was a great sunset this evening in the region. I took this picture in downtown Findlay at sunset this evening.

737 PM Satellite 742 PM Radar

Temperatures this evening in Northwest Ohio are beginning to fall back through the 40s. The wind is starting to die down as well. That will allow temperatures to drop fairly fast tonight. A freeze warning is in effect tonight for all of Northwest Ohio. The only county not included in the freeze warning tonight is Ottawa County.

22z HRRR 2 Meter Temperatures Valid 8 AM Tuesday

With the clearing skies and the wind becoming light and variable, we are forecasting low temperatures to drop back into the lower 30s. Some of the rural locations could drop as low as 28°F or 29°F before sunrise tomorrow.

Fairly quiet weather will be in the forecast through the remainder of the work week, and into this weekend. Temperatures will be acting more like where they should be. Fall colors should begin to come out as we head towards this weekend.


The cool temperatures look like will be sticking around for the foreseeable future, with periods of below normal temperatures possible at times. Fall is here to stay.

Jim Martin – Forecaster

Showers on the Way Tonight/Early Monday

The summer weather that occurred earlier this month has now faded away. True Fall like weather has become the main weather feature for the past several days. That will continue for the foreseeable future. This evening, temperatures are mainly in the middle 50s across Northwest Ohio. Cloud cover is spreading into the region. Radar this evening shows a clear scan.

HRRR Simulated Radar Valid 6 AM Monday

Showers are in the forecast for the overnight hours, and into the morning hours on Monday. The latest models continue to indicate that the heaviest rainfall should remain south of the region during this time period. By Monday afternoon, skies should begin to clear out. That will set the stage for cold temperatures Monday Night.

18z 3km NAM 2m Temperatures Valid 8 AM Tuesday

With clearing skies for Monday Night, there is the distinct possibility for the first widespread frost of the Fall season (possible freeze as well). Low temperatures by Tuesday morning could easily dip down into the lower 30s across the region. More rural areas could see lows in the upper 20s Tuesday morning.

The overall weather pattern this upcoming week should remain fairly quiet. Temperatures will be at, or below normal, through the next seven days. Fall colors should begin to come out even more this week, and into next week.

We will be doing these blog posts once a day, in addition to the regular updates on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Have a good evening!

Jim Martin – Forecaster

Dialing It Up #NWOhioWx #Wx #OHwx

218 PM Radar Satelitte

The regional radar and satellite view this afternoon shows a very nice setup across Northwest Ohio. Skies are generally partly cloudy, with the cloud cover increasing some due to the heating of the day.

218 PM Temperatures

As a result, temperatures are responding quite well. For the most part, temperatures this hour are in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Expect the temperatures to rise a few more degrees before evening.

Mainly clear skies are forecast for tonight, with low temperatures dropping back into the lower 50s. Mother’s Day tomorrow and Monday are simply looking sensational. Plenty of sunshine, along with high temperatures rising into the middle 70s.

Temperatures will continue to go up as we head into the first part of next week. High temperatures in the 80s are not out of the question. This will be especially true heading into Tuesday & Wednesday.

There will be scattered chances for showers and thunderstorms through portions of next week. The rainfall amounts are forecast not to add up to much. Generally 1/4″ to 1/2″ of rain is forecast during the next seven days. As a side note, while it should remain fairly calm here, the Central and Southern Plains could easily heat up, in terms of the severe weather potential. That is where the most rainfall forecast will be focused.

Stay tuned to the Northwest Ohio Weather Blog for the latest on all things weather.

Jim Martin – Forecaster

More Like Fall Than Spring #NWOhioWx #Wx #OHwx

While it is rather cool this hour, there is brilliant blue sky & plenty of sunshine. Temperatures late this afternoon range from the lower to middle 50s. Numerous frost advisories and freeze warnings are currently in effect for tonight. With the sky clearing out, along the wind becoming light & variable, temperatures will fall to near/below freezing before sunrise Monday. Upper 20s to lower 30s are forecast for tonight.


Another piece of good news is that the flood waters from this past weekend are receding. The Blanchard River at Findlay crested yesterday afternoon over a foot over flood stage. Usual spots along the Blanchard are still flooded. Those flood waters will recede as well through the next day or two.


Another part of the weather puzzle this week will be the temperatures. They will be running near to below normal through this entire week. At times this week it will be feeling more like Fall than Spring. There will be many opportunities this week for frost, as is the risk for tonight.

Another factor this upcoming week is that of the amount of rainfall forecast. Total precipitation for the next seven days will average only around 0.50″-0.75″. That is a far different story than this past weekend.

Stay with the Northwest Ohio Weather Blog for the latest on all things weather in Northwest Ohio.

Jim Martin – Forecaster

Soaker Next Couple of Days #NWOhioWx #Wx #OHwx

The current visible satellite picture indicating some filtered sunshine, with the wind being light and variable, unlike yesterday. Temperatures for the most part are in the lower to middle 50s. Cloud cover continues to be on the increase across the area as well.

128 PM Radar

Also, the rainfall that will be impacting Northwest Ohio in the coming hours is getting its act together down in portions of Illinois and Indiana. Rain is forecast to start falling in Northwest Ohio late tonight/early Thursday morning.

While the amounts differ on this morning’s runs of the GFS, Hi-Res NAM, and the NAM, the one basic idea is evident. Plenty of rainfall is on the way during the next couple of days. Amounts on average between two and three inches is a distinct possibility.

Blanchard River Flooding Potential

As a result of the forecasted amount of rainfall, flooding will naturally become a concern. Given the amount of rain that has fallen recently, the chances for flooding will be on the increase. The area with the most concern of flooding is forecast to be along the Blanchard River in the Findlay area.

We will continue to monitor this developing weather situation in the coming hours here on the Northwest Ohio Weather Blog. Stay tuned.

Soaking Rain on the Way #NWOhioWx #OHwx #Wx


The current visible satellite from the Goes-16 (non-operational & experimental) paints the picture this afternoon. Strong west winds as the upper level low pressure area moves into Canada. Sunshine will be increasing through the remainder of the afternoon and evening.

A wind advisory continues for portions of Northwest Ohio. Winds 20-30 MPH are expected, along with higher gusts, through the early evening. Things overall should begin to quiet down later tonight, and last through the day Wednesday. However, the dry period will only be brief.

A strong area of low pressure will make its march towards the Ohio Valley by Thursday. As a result, an extended period of moderate to locally heavy rain is forecast. The forecast models are painting a picture that will result in at least two to three inches of rain on average through this weekend. Flooding could become a concern once again along the area rivers and streams.

High pressure looks to build back in later this weekend. That will result in an increased amount of sunshine. Stay with the Northwest Ohio Weather Blog for updates on the rainfall potential.

Storm Filled Weekend Ahead #NWOhioWx #OHwx #Wx

604 PM EDT Weather Radar & Satellite

Yesterday was an early taste of Summer, with high temperatures in the middle 80s. Today is a much different story. Temperatures have fallen back into the 50s and lower 60s. Wind direction has switched from south to west. In the short term, that is pulling in cooler air.

The weather should remain fairly quiet through the rest of tonight, along with much of the day on Friday. For Friday Night and into the weekend…


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That will offer chances for showers/thunderstorms. There is some risk of severe thunderstorms Friday Night, with attendant risk of large hail. In this time period, the storms are forecast to be elevated. Saturday and Sunday will feature multiple rounds of showers/thunderstorms. The risk for some flooding is on the table as well.

Heading into next week, temperatures will return to being below normal. While there will be more tastes of Summer, some periods of cooler weather are still forecast. Stay with the Northwest Ohio Blog for the latest on the ever evolving weather.

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