Rain On The Way By Weeks End

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A dry morning with clouds on the increase this morning and afternoon, but we do stay dry. Temperatures crack the mid 40’s with a high of 45 degrees. Eventually showers will make it to Cincinnati by late Thursday afternoon and evening with a high of 48 degrees. While we stay warm we do get wet as rain begins in earnest early Friday and continues (off and on) into the predawn hours of Sunday.

Because it is a southern tier storm powered by the subtropical jet and involving tropical moisture streaming northward, this developing system will also bring a warming trend to Cincinnati. The track of the center of the low will be well south of Cincinnati and that means the warmest air will stay well to the south. Look for highs in the mid to upper 40’s Friday through Sunday.

Once the system moves east the rain will end before dawn Sunday and the sky will clear. The latest forecast has partly cloudy weather for the final home game of the Bengals’ season.

After the weekend rain, the next wet system should get here Dec. 20. It is way too early to be sure, but way out at the edge of predictability, medium range forecast models are hinting at snow showers for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. That would be nice !

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