Monday afternoon severe weather update

My forecast on the timing with regards to this afternoon thunderstorms was about an hour and a half late. That cluster of storms really booked it through Ohio this afternoon.

On the plus side, and early arrival will mean an early departure. Once the trailing showers exit the area late this afternoon, other than a popup shower or storm, we’ll get in on a brief period of dry weather. Skies should clear out by this evening and we should remain mostly dry through the majority of the night.

Look for patchy fog developing tonight in the wake of today’s rain.

A batch of thunderstorms will develop over the Great Lakes region tonight into the early morning hours Tuesday. A shower or thunderstorm could reach the Valley by daybreak. The early morning thunderstorms are not expected to be severe.

While Tuesday will be mostly dry, with our pesky frontal boundary wabbling around a spotty thunderstorm during the day can’t be ruled out. And, an isolated severe storm will remain possible, although the threat is fairly low for any given spot.

Gusty wind would be the main problem with any storms that get feisty. A much lesser threat will be hail. Tornadoes are not an issue.

Storm motion will be slower than those today and we’ll need to be mindful of prolonged rainfall and localized flooding. The rain is beginning to add up and we can expect repeated rounds of showers and storms through the rest of the week.

Tomorrow will also turn muggier with temperatures in the mid-80s and dew points rising to the mid to upper 60s.



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