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Cooler weather and lot of rain forecast

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Feb 4, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Four days after this area endured wind chills that reached 42 degrees below zero, area residents were enjoying outdoor activities such as walking dogs, washing cars and riding bicycles amid sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 50s Sunday afternoon.

That’s Ohio weather for you.

There is a danger with this quick thaw, however. Thick ice had developed on most area rivers. Ice might start to break up early this week, leading to the potential for ice jams — and, as a result, create the potential for flooding.

Today should see the mercy level again rise into the mid 50s, if not higher.

Rain is expected in the afternoon, though, and that will usher in more seasonable weather, with temperatures in the 20s, 30s and 40s.

Late Tuesday night, there is a possibility for a wintry mix including the possibility for freezing rain. Depending on the timing of the freezing rain, there could be school delays Wednesday morning.

There also is the potential for heavy rain late this week, which could have possible significant impacts to the rivers and streams across the area, according to the National Weather Service.

Unlike this past weekend, which produced unseasonably warm weather Sunday, the forecast for next weekend calls for chilly conditions — a high in the upper 20 and a low in the teen Saturday and a high in the low 30s Sunday. There is a chance of snow Sunday.

Today, the sun will rise at 7:37:33 a.m. and set at 5:51:16 p.m.

On Tuesday, the sun will rise at 7:36:27 a.m. and set at 5:52:31 p.m.

 

Local forecast

Here is the Norwalk-area forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today - Showers, mainly after 3 p.m. High near 57. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight - Showers, mainly before 9 p.m. Low around 34. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 20 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. West wind 7 to 11 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Tuesday night - A chance of snow before 2 a.m., then a chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet between 2 and 3 a.m., then freezing rain likely after 3 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. East wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected.

Wednesday - Freezing rain before 9 a.m., then rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 9 and 10 a.m., then rain after 10 a.m. High near 41. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.

Wednesday night - Rain likely, mainly after 1 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Thursday - Rain, mainly after 1 p.m. High near 47. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Thursday night - Rain before 4 a.m., then rain and snow likely. Low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Friday - Snow likely before 7 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Friday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.

Saturday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.

Saturday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.

Sunday - A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

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