Today’s update is running a little late. I had a nice discussion with Steve Kelly on WBTC Radio where we talked about local weather and how TuscWeather can help you plan your day. I hope you caught it.
As we discussed in yesterday’s update, dry air has moved in giving us a short break in the rain this morning. Moisture will eventually fill back in this afternoon and return the possibility of showers and scattered thunderstorms.
Should we manage to get some breaks in the clouds, storms this afternoon could get a little feisty. A few storms can bring strong wind gusts and hail later today. Heavy rainfall will also be possible.
Any afternoon showers and storms will taper off and end this evening as a cold front travels southeast and out of the area. High pressure will build tonight to offer up mostly sunny, although cooler, conditions for Friday.
We will stay cool and dry through Friday night and into the first part of Saturday. A cold front will travel southward through Ohio and depending on exactly where the boundary finally stalls will be a factor in the amount of rain we can expect Saturday and Sunday. Given the uncertainty in where the boundary settles, we will need to mention the potential for periods of heavy rainfall and training showers and thunderstorms. This could lead to a potential for local flooding in some areas.
MONDAY THROUGH MIDWEEK
Unfortunately, there does not appear to be much good news with regards to precipitation next week. A persistent west-east flow will likely set up and with a series of disturbances riding along, occasional showers and thunderstorms will remain a threat through at least midweek. The NWSWPC has our area getting about three inches of rain over the next 7 days.
This is not good for our local agriculture interests. Planting is already behind in many locations and this will only add to the delay.
The only good news is that temperatures will hover in the upper 70s to around 80° through the period for daytime highs. Otherwise, it looks like clouds and at least spotty showers will be the norm through the period.
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