Heat Advisory in effect for today; Showers and storms tonight will cool things off a bit for Tuesday

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Monday will bring another hot and humid day to the Tuscarawas Valley – likely the hottest day of the season so far.

A Heat Advisory is in effect for this afternoon from 1:00 to 8:00 PM. Daytime temperatures will be in the low 90s with dew points in the 70s. The heat index will probably be in the 100 to 103 degree range in most places. If you must work outdoors today, take precautions to protect yourself from heat stress and illness.

Somewhat cooler temperatures are on the way, however. A cold front will approach and cross east-central Ohio tonight. There are some issues yet with timing and depending on exactly when clouds begin to overspread the region, it will have an impact on afternoon high temperatures.

Some of our models are bringing the front in a little earlier than previous runs. Should that be the case, clouds will increase earlier in the afternoon here in the Valley. More clouds will help heat indices from reaching higher than 100 as projected earlier. Clouds or not it will still be a very hot and muggy day, though.

And, with a soupy airmass overhead, a spotty shower or storm can’t be ruled out somewhere this afternoon. Hi-res futurecast radar through midnight:

The best odds for showers and thunderstorms will move into the region around sunset this evening with the frontal boundary. There is not much of a risk for severe weather here in the Valley. The risk for stronger storms will be greater in northern portions of the state. Any storms tonight will weaken as they travel south.

While gusty wind and hail shouldn’t be a big issue here, with such an abundant amount of moisture available any storms will be efficient rainmakers. Heavy rainfall possibilities will be an issue.

Otherwise, we can expect another warm and humid night tonight.

The front continues its southward push through Tuesday finally stalling along the Ohio River Tuesday night. Shower and thunderstorm chances will continue tomorrow with the boundary in the vicinity then taper off late in the day as it makes its way farther south. The odds for any strong to severe storms will be greater south of the region tomorrow.

With clouds and precipitation around, temperatures on Tuesday will be somewhat cooler than yesterday and today with afternoon highs in the mid-80s range.

With the cold front wavering south of the region, we will need to keep the threat for scattered showers and storms in the forecast through Wednesday and Wednesday night.

THURSDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND
Mainly dry weather looks to return for Thursday with the frontal boundary well to our south. However, a low pressure system will ripple along the boundary pushing it back north increasing the odds for showers and storms Friday through the weekend. Temperatures should remain seasonably warm over the weekend.

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