Quick Saturday afternoon update for showers and storms tonight

Here is one model’s (HRRR) depiction of precipitation development through early Sunday: There is a better chance for showers and storms this evening for areas north of I-80. Another round of mostly scattered precipitation will enter the east-central Ohio region late tonight into early Sunday morning.

The bottom line for our area is that today should remain dry and decent for any outdoor activities. Storms this afternoon should stay mostly in northern Ohio.

An area of showers and storms will eventually make it into central and southern Ohio late tonight – say after 2:00 – 3:00 AM. The Storm Prediction Center has our area highlighted in the low (1/5) risk for any strong storms tonight. Gusty wind will be the main concern.

A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH has been issued for northern Ohio until 10:00 PM this evening.

By the time those strong thunderstorms to the north venture south into our area the loss of daytime heating and the lack of sufficient instability will help weaken them. While a couple of storms could be string, generally the threat for severe storms here in the Valley is fairly low.

Showers and thunderstorms may hang around through Sunday morning but skies will start to clear up during the afternoon. It will be cooler tomorrow with most areas warming to the low-70s.



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