Timing today’s rain and storms

Radar at 9:00 AM this morning is already indicating scattered showers in western Ohio. These will continue traveling east into central Ohio this afternoon. All of today’s activity is associated with a cold front that will bring cooler temperatures to the east-central Ohio region this week.

Our short-range high-resolution model has a decent handle on things this morning and if we use it as a guide, we can expect showers and a few thunderstorms to move into the Valley after lunch time. Simulated radar through 1:00 AM Tuesday:

To break this down a little for you, I would expect showers and storms moving in by mid-afternoon -1:00 / 2:00 PM and stick around through around 6:00 PM.

We are not expecting any severe storms with this system, but we may see a few brief heavy downpours in some neighborhoods. The key word here is brief. The whole line of showers and storms will move through fairly quickly, so any tropical downpours shouldn’t cause any widespread flooding issues.

Showers and storms will quickly exit east of our area around 8:00 PM or so. Cooler and drier air will move in to dry things out for us overnight.

Muggy air today will be replaced by drier air behind the front and dew points will be much more comfortable tonight and Tuesday. Tomorrow will be a much nicer day with sunshine, low humidity, and afternoon temperatures in the low 70s.

[NOTE: Image above depicts DEW POINT TEMPERATURES] Wednesday looks to be another nice late spring day. The next good chance for rain will come on Thursday with another cold front.

Again, no severe storms today with strong wind and hail. But heavy downpours will be something to watch for this afternoon.



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