Showers and storms brought some much-needed rain to the Valley yesterday. While everyone got in on the rain yesterday, areas south of Dover actually got dumped on. Quite a few neighborhoods in the southern half of Tuscarawas County ended up receiving an inch or more of rain since Tuesday morning.
Ohio is kind of stuck between two upper-level high pressure systems today. Along with that, a slow-moving weak cold front will creep east across east-central Ohio through the day. These two features will keep the threat for showers and a few thunderstorms in the forecast for today.
The cold front is fairly lame and thunderstorm activity, as well as coverage, will be less than Tuesday. While a spotty shower will be possible during the morning, odds for an isolated thunderstorm or two will be highest mainly during the afternoon. Severe storms are not likely in our area today. The chances for severe storms will be the highest east of the Valley.
With the ample amounts of moisture in the air for storms to tap into, heavy rainfall will be possible in some spots. Areas in the southern half of the Valley could see some isolated local flooding if they get hammered again today with heavy rain.
Showers and storms will taper off this evening. But, a spotty shower or storm somewhere during the night can’t be ruled out. Hi-res futurecast radar through 1:00 AM Thursday:
Based on all of this info, here are our odds for rain and storms today.
As it was yesterday, cloud cover and the possible rain will help keep temperatures cooler than normal today. Most neighborhoods will reach the upper 70s. With dew points in the mid to upper 60s, it will be pretty muggy, though.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Our area will still be between two upper-level highs on Thursday. With a washed out frontal boundary nearby and a couple of upper-level disturbances moving through, scattered showers and storms will again be possible much of the day. Coverage will be even less than today.
Temperatures will get a bit warmer and most neighborhoods should see low 80s Thursday and Friday.
That upper-level trough should dissipate and it’s remnants shift east through the end of the week. It will be a slow process but we should start to see summertime temperatures build back in over the region for the weekend.
High pressure returns to push any residual showers and storms to the northeast and out of the region Friday night. This should bring fair weather and sunshine back to the Valley for the weekend. A disturbance may bring a low chance for a thunderstorm Saturday night, but other than that, it’s looking like a very warm and mostly sunny weekend.
Most neighborhoods should heat up to the upper 80s.