Breezy, rainy today; chance for snowflakes late in week

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

Today will be breezy, cool and wet, with rain throughout the day and a high temperature around 48 degrees.

By mid-afternoon, showers become scattered and there will be a lull, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Rainfall totals will range from ¼- to ½-inch for the first round of showers in west central Ohio and about ½- to ¾-inch in the tristate area.

This evening there will be another round of rain, with showers continuing into Thursday morning. Winds also will pick up in the evening, with gusts of 15 to 25 mph possible.

Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 30s.

Another ½- to 1 inch of rain is expected for most during the second round of showers,

There will be a slight chance of rain during the morning on Thursday that will trail off around noon. Clouds also will decrease throughout the day, for partly sunny skies by late afternoon. High temperatures will in the low 50s.

On Thursday night, clouds will increase again as temperatures fall to around freezing.

Friday will be mostly cloudy and chilly, with a high near 38 degrees and a slight chance for stray snow showers or flurries at times during the day and overnight.

Temperatures will drop below freezing on Friday night, to a low around 27 degrees.

This weekend will be dry but significantly colder, with highs around freezing and overnight lows in the low 20s.

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