Gusty Night Ahead, Colder

By: Buckey2745 , 11:20 PM GMT on November 11, 2012

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This was the last beautiful weekend Ohioans can expect until sometime in March. At least that's what I think. Indian Summer was in full force this weekend with a high of 72° on Saturday and 68° today. Clear skies with a little bit of a breeze out of the south. Perfect weekend. This would rival any weekend you could find in early spring.

I took advantage of the warm weather to put Christmas lights up on my parents house yesterday and my house today. Some people had the same idea, out at the same time hanging their lights. Others did their last bit of Fall yardwork. No matter what people did this weekend, it was the last time they'd really get to do it in such comfortable conditions.

Things will change tonight.

A strong cold front is advancing toward the Ohio Valley and a strong pressure gradient approaches as well. With that will bring some gusty winds overnight. I wouldn't be surprised to see gusts as high as 35mph between 4am and 8am tomorrow.

The most telling sign that this is one of those climate changing fronts is the radar, showing snow coming down on the backside of the front:

I don't think we have any chance of seeing a changeover tomorrow. Temps will drop with the onset of precip, but with the front passing during daytime I see temps staying well warm enough to hold off any snow.

We should see a more traditional November pattern after the frontal passage, with temps struggling to reach the mid 40's until later in the week. Skies will clear and high pressure will set in, but Central Ohio will definitely be in a fall pattern. Almost a winter-like pattern.

In the long term there doesn't appear to be any snow makers headed our way.

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