Typical autumn weather changes ahead

A more active weather pattern is ahead. We expect a weak to moderate storm with some rainfall every 3-4 days over the next few weeks.

For the week of Oct 22 expect slightly above normal temperatures by a degree or two and rainfall between 0.25-0.75 inches on average. There could be some scattered freezing temperatures in the north and west sections of Ohio especially come Saturday morning.

For the last week of October, there should be early to mid week rainfall with another 0.25-1.00 inches followed by a surge of cold weather and the real possibility of the first widespread freeze toward Halloween.

The outlook for November is above normal temperatures after a cold start to the month and rainfall normal to above normal.

The early trends suggest a turn to a wetter late winter and spring of 2020 but we will need to simply monitor that. The wetter spring trends may continue into 2020.

The next two weeks rainfall totals will generally range from 0.50 to 2.00 inches across the state.

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