Hot and humid weekend; Showers and storms to start the work week

Sunshine and dry weather will highlight our Friday weather with high pressure in control. The high will shift east through today setting up a southerly flow over east-central Ohio and allow for temperatures this afternoon to reach the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

Although it won’t get really muggy yet today we will start to see dew points creep up as moisture increases with the southerly air. It will be a bit more humid today than the last few days.

HOT AND MUGGY WEEKEND
A weak frontal boundary moving through the Great Lakes region will bring a sun/clouds mix to our area on Saturday. It may also spark a few showers or a storm in the heat of the afternoon but the majority of any activity should keep well to our north.

The biggest weather impact on Saturday will be the hot temperatures as we climb back up to the 90s here in the Valley. It will also turn humid on Saturday. Heat indices will probably get to the mid/upper 90s Saturday afternoon.

It will stay warm and muggy Saturday night.

An upper-level disturbance will cross the region on Sunday and this too could also stir up a shower or storm. It’s a long shot, though. The most impactful effect from the disturbance will be an increase in cloud cover. Those clouds will keep temperatures a couple of degrees cooler on Sunday.

If you have outdoor weekend plans, odds are more favorable that we’ll stay dry all through the weekend. Chances for any one neighborhood getting a shower or storm on either day are in the 10% to 20% range.

SHOWERS AND STORMS RETURN TO START THE WORK WEEK
The hot and muggy weather over the weekend and into the first part of next week won’t hang around. A cold front will move towards northwest Ohio Monday evening into Tuesday morning spreading showers and storms ahead of it. Odds for a shower or storm will gradually increase early Monday morning then become likely Monday afternoon through the first half of Tuesday as the front moves through east-central Ohio.

The most likely timeframe for showers and storms here in the Valley look to be best Monday evening through Tuesday morning.

Cooler and much drier air will arrive in Ohio Tuesday as a cold front sinks across the state from the northwest. It will be much less humid Tuesday night through Thursday.

The front should clear our area sometime Tuesday afternoon. High pressure will return to dry things out Tuesday afternoon. We should stay dry through Thursday.

Temperatures on Monday will reach the mid to upper 80s. Once the cold front crosses we can expect temperatures to cool off to the low 80s – about average – Tuesday through Thursday.

Our cooler weather pattern is likely to continue through the end of the month with temperatures near average for the longer range.

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