A look at the weekend:
Friday will be a dreary start to the Homecoming weekend, with mostly cloudy skies and a 60% chance of showers throughout the day as a low-pressure system pushes through to the south. There is also an elevated chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. However, the chance of showers and storms completely diminishes by 2 a.m. Saturday. Highs will be in the mid-70s and lows around 60.
Saturday is looking beautiful and mostly clear, with a slight chance of early morning showers. Highs will be in the mid-to-upper-70s and lows around 60. Humidity will be high in the morning following the rain on Thursday and Friday but will die out by the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy and 67 degrees when the Homecoming parade starts at 10 a.m. and partly cloudy and 75 degrees at kickoff for the Homecoming football game at 3:30 p.m. against Central Michigan.
Sunday will be just as nice as Saturday, with mostly clear skies and light winds from the south. Highs will reach near 80, with lows around 60.
Coming up next week:
The high pressure and ridging pattern that will bring the excellent conditions for Homecoming weekend will likely remain over the Athens area throughout next week. That will bring above-average temperatures and a very limited chance for precipitation throughout the week. Highs will be in the mid-to-upper-70s, with some days potentially reaching the low-80s. Lows will remain in the upper-50s to low-60s. Rain is not likely next week, although there may be scattered showers Monday night into Tuesday.
Weather data taken from Ohio University’s Scalia Lab, the National Weather Service and the College of DuPage’s NEXLAB Forecast.