Showers and thunderstorms will impact the Valley today. While it probably won’t rain all day, there will be pockets of rain and storms about. Today’s activity will mostly be your garden variety thunderboomers but an isolated storm or two could be on the strong side – mainly late this afternoon and evening as a front inches closer to the area from the northwest.
With a lack of much instability, I don’t think severe storms are likely. A few could produce some gusty wind and pockets of heavy rain, though. The SPC has our area highlighted in the Marginal (Level 1/5) category today.
As mentioned above, the best chances for a stronger storm will be during the late afternoon and this evening. Here is an example of how today’s radar might play out…
After a round of morning rain, we should see a dry period this afternoon followed by the redevelopment of showers and storms toward late afternoon. It’s possible that some areas even get into a little sun at times this afternoon.
Showers and storms will quickly end once the cold front clears the area later tonight. Currently, the models show the front clearing by 11:00 PM so I would expect to see our weather improve after 11 or so.
Rain looks to total around a half-inch generally over the next 24 hours for most neighborhoods. The exception will be if and where a cell containing heavy rain will occur.
DRY WEATHER RETURNS
High pressure will bring fair weather back to east-central Ohio after the front crosses the region tonight. The high will generally strengthen as it makes its way to the Great Lakes region on Saturday. Even as a storm system approaches the Ohio Valley, strong high pressure will keep any rain from creeping into the forecast at least through Saturday.
Generally, temperatures through the end of the week should hover around average for early June.
UNSETTLED WEATHER RETURNS NEXT WEEK
Our string of dry weather will end as we start a new work week. Low pressure over the Ohio Valley will finally overcome and conditions will favor odds for rain by Sunday night. Monday appears to be the day where we have higher support for showers and storms. High pressure tries to build back in helping to dry things back out for Tuesday.
Temperatures will remain seasonal through the weekend and Monday. It will cool off a few degrees with Monday’s system moving through.
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