It had been since October 13th, 2013 here in Lima that we managed to warm to 70 degrees or more, but we finally got there on Thursday with a high of 74! Now that we have had one day with 70+ degree weather we can expect a few more for our upcoming weekend 🙂
The warm weather will come with a good deal of sunshine on Saturday here in West Central Ohio thanks to a warm front lifting to the north of us. As this front moves through it will once again open the flood gates for some very warm air to build in. While we will see mostly sunny skies Saturday, an isolated shower will be possible with the boundary lifting through.
Temperatures on Saturday should easily warm past 70 degrees once again thanks to the front lifting north and another strong south wind bringing up those warm temperatures. This is looking like a VERY nice day to get outside 🙂
There will be a bit of breeze as well with south winds from 15 to 25 mph, but the stronger winds won’t come until Sunday.
The warm front to the north will also be the focus for potential severe weather later into the afternoon and evening, we don’t have anything to worry about here.
On Sunday the temperatures will continue to warm along with winds continuing to pick up out of the south. It’s not completely out of the realm of possibility that we could see some locations in the viewing are possibly reaching 80 degrees!
We can give thanks to a VERY strong wind on Sunday for bringing up those warm temperatures. Winds will be sustained between 25 and 35 mph throughout the day with gusts over 40 mph possible as well.
All of this will take place with a cold front lingering off to our West. As this front approaches it will bring a late day chance for a thunderstorm. But it’s not until Monday morning that it will really impact the region with potentially heavy rain possible to start the new week.
Just like Saturday, on Sunday the chance for severe weather will be along the frontal boundaries. While we could see a thunderstorm late in the day Sunday, it very likely would be below severe limits.
All in all this is expected to be a VERY nice weekend here in West Central Ohio, definitely one that I am looking forward too!
A couple other things to note:
Today is the 49th anniversary of the 1965 Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak
For a GREAT write-up by the NWS on this read here THE PALM SUNDAY STORY
ALSO! We have the chance to view a total lunar eclipse this coming Tuesday morning! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the rain will be out of here by then to hopefully get a look 🙂 The details are in this graphic I made, check it out!