Heating up over the weekend

A weak boundary approaching from the northwest will slide southeast into east-central Ohio late in the day. The front will weaken and dissipate as it enters our area but it will still bring the threat for a few scattered showers mainly in the afternoon. There is also just a touch of instability present, so a thunderstorm or two wouldn’t surprise me.

SIMULATED radar snapshot from the NAM (North American Model) at 3:00 PM.

Most of the day should be dry but a spotty shower or storm could affect your neighborhood at some point this afternoon. The active areas should be east and south of our area.

The good news is that once this front weakens we should start to see some clouds thinning. We may even get into some sunshine this evening before sunset.

Temperatures this afternoon will warm to average and most neighborhoods should see somewhere around 84 degrees. With dew points remaining in the upper 60s today, it will be pretty muggy to boot.

HOT AND MUGGY WEEKEND
Mainly dry, hot and humid conditions will develop over the weekend as an upper-level ridge moves east and high pressure builds at the surface on Saturday. It will definitely feel summery with afternoon temperatures in the upper 80s on Saturday to near 90 on Sunday. Dew points will be in the mid-60s Saturday and upper 60s on Sunday so it will feel hot and muggy.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
Low pressure and an associated cold front will slowly approach from the west for a Tuesday crossing. With a good amount of moisture ahead of this system, showers and thunderstorms will develop way ahead of it. I’ve included a low chance for showers and storms Sunday night through Monday as the system inches closer to western Ohio.

Odds for showers and storms will increase Monday night becoming likely on Tuesday with the front. Somewhat cooler and drier air will return by Wednesday with high pressure taking control.

The heat that will build over the weekend and into the first part of next week probably won’t have any staying power. Outlooks from the NWS Climate Prediction Center indicate a cooler regime setting up for late next week and sticking around through mid month.

Cooler doesn’t mean cold, by any stretch of the imagination. It is August and we’ll likely see some hot temperatures yet. But the projections are that the weekend heat will give way to much more comfortable temperatures through the middle of the month.

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