Moderate rainfall possible over the next couple days

created at 8:12 a.m. on Wed, Mar 9, 2016 - On Monday morning, it appeared that we did not have a chance for any significant rains this week. The latest forecast states that Toledo could receive between 0.85 and 1.50 inches of rainfall, but the rain will be spread across tonight, tomorrow, and tomorrow night. No headlines have been issued. At the moment, the NWS does not expect any flooding problems.


Excerpts from the 6:59 a.m., Wed, Mar 9, 2016 Area Forecast Discussion, issued by the Cleveland National Weather Service:

widespread rain will move across the local area beginning across the west this evening. axis of heaviest rainfall appears to line up across our area and am expecting between and inch and an inch and a half through thursday afternoon. this alone should not cause too much more than some minor rises on area creeks and streams ... and soggy yards.


Toledo forecast - Last Update: Mar 9, 2016 6:51 am - by the Cle NWS:

Tonight: Rain. Low around 53. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday: Rain. High near 60. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: Rain likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

It's forecast to be sunny on Friday with temps in the mid 50s.

Forecast Maps

This map predicts 1.25 to 1.50 inches of rainfall to occur from 7:00 a.m. today, Wed, Mar 9 to 7:00 a.m, Fri, Mar 11.

From this morning until 7:00 a.m. Friday, this GFS model has the highest rain accumulation area located south and east of Toledo. The immediate Toledo area could see a wide range of rainfall amounts over a short distance. About 0.20 inches in northern Monroe County to possibly an inch or more in southern Wood County. Approx 0.5 to 0.75 inches of rain is predicted for the city of Toledo.

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