Warm, dry spring-like weather is postponed again

CLEVELAND - Unsettled weather coming: Warm, dry spring weather will not be returning to Northern Ohio this month.

Last week, I told you that the rest of of April would be cooler than normal. Well, now the weather pattern picture is becoming clearer as we wind down the month.

A very slow-moving upper level low pressure system will develop in the Central Plains late this weekend. It will SLOWLY shift eastward toward Lower Michigan by late Wednesday into Thursday. Northern Ohio will be on the warm side of the system for the first half of next week. We will likely see temperatures move up thru the 60s beginning Monday. Temperatures will peak on Wednesday as highs climb up to near 70. With the low approaching our region, scattered showers and thundershowers are likely to increase each day beginning Tuesday. Rain and thunder are likely Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as well.

As the low moves to our north late Thursday night and Friday, cooler air from the north will slide in. Temperatures again will drop below normal as chilly rain showers continue. The video above explains the approaching system in picture form.

This slow-moving upper level low pressure is not supposed to pull out of the area until late in the weekend...Before then, look at how much rain is possible across Northern Ohio thru next week (BELOW):

The yellow and orange colors signify rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches! Looks like a wet and wild weather week ahead! Stay tuned.