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Rain at Times this Weekend #NWOhioWx #OHwx

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Radar this Friday night shows scattered showers moving through the region. Showers will remain in the forecast through the rest of tonight. Those chances will continue this weekend…

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The first round continuing to develop overnight tonight, and lasting into the day on Saturday. There will be a brief dry spell later tomorrow through Sunday morning.

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Round number two for this weekend is forecast to move in Sunday afternoon. Pockets of heavier rainfall are possible as well. Temperatures will not be moving that much this weekend as well due to the cloud cover and rain.

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Rainfall amounts through late Sunday night/early Monday morning will average from a few tenths up to possibly one inch of rain. More chances for rainfall are in the cards for next week. Temperatures are forecast to warm up briefly next week, with lower to middle 60s possible by the middle portion of the week.


Looking out into the extended, temperatures will have a slightly higher chance of remaining below normal. At least for now there is no snow in the forecast.

Jim Martin – Forecaster

Showers for the Weekend #NWOhioWx #OHwx

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Cool and cloudy this Thursday evening in Northwest Ohio. Current temperatures are mainly in the middle 40s. Temperatures will not fall back that much tonight due to the cloud cover overhead. Overnight low temperatures are forecast to drop back into the middle and upper 30s.

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Scattered showers are forecast to move into the region by tomorrow morning…

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…Then become widespread by later Friday afternoon and Friday night. Highs on Friday will climb into the lower 50s. Low temperatures Friday night will fall back into the lower 40s. This weekend will feature multiple chances for showers. Below normal temperatures are forecast to continue through the weekend, and into next week as well.

As we look beyond the seven day forecast period, temperatures are projected to return to seasonal averages. Above average chances for rainfall are forecast through the next six to ten days as well.

Jim Martin – Forecaster

Showers On the Way #NWOhioWx #OHwx

730 PM Temperatures

High cloud cover beginning to move in this evening in Northwest Ohio. Temperatures beginning to fall back through the middle 40s. The Ottawa/Putnam County Airport is the cold spot currently at 37°. Dry weather will continue through the rest of tonight. Low temperatures are forecast to drop back into the 30s.

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The cloud cover will continue to increase during the next 24 to 48 hours as a low pressure area moves in. It is currently producing rainfall across the central and southern plains. That rainfall will be making its way toward the region during the next couple of days.

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By late Friday night and early Saturday morning, the showers are forecast to begin arriving in Northwest Ohio. As it stands right now a cool, shower filled weekend looks to be increasing likely. Showers will be remaining in the forecast through the start of next week.

Drier weather will return to the forecast for the middle portion of next week.

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Looking at the extended forecast, temperatures will have an equal chance of being above or below normal. There will be multiple rain chances through the next seven to ten days as well.

Jim Martin – Forecaster

Monday Evening Weather Recap #NWOhioWx #OHwx

It is a very quiet weather scene tonight in Northwest Ohio. Skies are generally clear. Temperatures are falling back through the 50s this evening. The passage of a dry cold front later tonight will be bringing in another blast of cold air. Low temperatures tonight will drop back into the 30s.

Tuesday will bring about another round of clouds and sunshine mixed. It will be chilly once again. High temperatures are forecast to only reach into the middle and upper 40s. Dry weather is forecast to continue through the end of the week.

Rainfall chances will increase starting Friday, and possibly lasting into this weekend. A storm center from Canada plus a possible storm along the Atlantic coast are forecast to bring multiple chances for rainfall.


Temperatures are also forecast to remain below normal for the most part through the next six to ten days. Fall has a firm lock over Northwest Ohio. The Fall colors are beginning to pop as well across the region. The Fall colors should really begin to explode here in the next week or so. Get out and enjoy them.

Jim Martin – Forecaster

Friday Evening Blog Update #NWOhioWx #OHwx

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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