Fall Weather Outlook

The second half of August into early September experienced above normal temperatures as we expected. Rainfall has been at or above normal the last 30-days except in the northwest and south central parts of the state where it was below normal.

The outlook is for the warmer than normal weather to end this week with below normal temperatures pushing back into Ohio for 1-2 weeks. Temperatures will likely swing back to slightly above normal by the end of September into early October.

Rainfall is forecast to average near normal for the rest of September.

A strong cold front will push through the state late Wednesday with a band of storms. Temperatures will plunge behind the front with highs mostly in the 60s and lows in the 40s into the upcoming weekend. A few low lying areas of northern Ohio could see a few upper 30s for low temperatures but frost does not appear to be a concern.

The outlook remains unchanged into autumn with temperatures normal to slightly cooler than normal and rainfall normal to slightly wetter than normal. Frost and freeze outlooks continues to suggest about a normal onset in the first half of October for anything significant related to freezes.

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