A stretch of hot and humid weather

Hot and humid weather will redevelop through the Labor Day weekend and continue through most of next week. A hit-or-miss shower or thunderstorm will be possible anywhere during the afternoon and early evening heat.

If you are a fan of mild summer weather, and not a fan of the heat and humidity, today will be the best day of the weekend. High pressure centered over Quebec will maintain most sunny skies and dry conditions over east-central Ohio. Temperatures will warm to the mid-80s this afternoon.

If you’re headed out to a football game this evening dress for warmth. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s at kickoff cooling to the low 70s by the end of the game.

A warm front lifts through Ohio on Saturday. Warm moist southerly airflow will push in over the region behind the front. We can expect afternoon temperatures in the upper 80s and a noticeable uptick in dewpoints.

A shower or thunderstorm may develop in the afternoon as instability increases in the afternoon heat but anything that might pop will be spotty at best. Most areas should stay dry so I wouldn’t cancel my outdoor plans.

We’ll have pretty much the same weather on Sunday – very warm and humid with afternoon temperatures in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. As with Saturday, there is a slight chance of a spotty shower or thunderstorm just about anywhere during the afternoon and early evening heat.

LABOR DAY
Find a pool, lake, or the A/C on Sunday. It will be hot, hot, hot with temperatures reaching 90 – 92 degrees. It will feel miserably muggy with dewpoints in the low 70s. If you like tropical weather, this will be a perfect day for you.

Again, most will stay dry but a popup shower or storm can’t be ruled out in the afternoon/evening.

NEXT WEEK
There is not much in the way of good news if you’re not a fan of hot weather. An upper-level ridge of high pressure will build over the mid-Atlantic early next week and remain in place through most of the week. It will be HOT. Temperatures will continue to hover around the 90-degree range through at least mid-week.

Although it looks pretty hot for much of next week, we may see a trend toward somewhat cooler temperatures next weekend. Cool-er but not exactly cool. Projections still call for the warmer than average temperature trend to continue into mid month.

Today (August 31) is the last day of meteorological summer. I’ll have a wrap up of the Valley’s 2018 summer weather posted over the holiday weekend. Until then… Have a GREAT holiday weekend! Be safe out there.

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