Rain chances will continue this week as several disturbances cross the Ohio Valley Region. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 2″00 AM Wednesday 06/19/2019
Unfortunately, our weather situation is not looking all that promising today. Another in a series of low pressure systems will move into the Ohio Valley this afternoon. Light to moderate rain showers this morning will be more scattered during the afternoon. Rain showers will then fill back in this evening and overnight.
Like yesterday there is not much of a severe threat today. Any thunderstorm that happens to pass can potentially tap into the abundant moisture available so the threat for heavy downpours is still a concern. With the ground already saturated from all the recent rainfall, the NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch for our area.
Temperatures this afternoon should top out around 73°/75° but with the elevated dew points it will feel pretty muggy again.
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
The frontal boundary responsible for all the wet weather refuses to budge. As it just sits there, a series of disturbances will ride along the boundary.
Although odds for showers and storms will lessen the next couple of days, chances for wet weather will continue through much of the week. It likely won’t be raining all the time, but we can expect showers and a few rumbles of thunder just about any time throughout the period.
According to the National Weather Service, we can expect an additional inch to two inches of rain today through Friday.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND
Things begin to look up by Friday. Weak high pressure will bring our best odds for a dry day and some occasional sunshine on Friday. A south flow ill push that pesky frontal boundary over Lake Erie and warmer air will push in for the weekend. Showers and storms will return to the forecast but these will be more of the scattered summertime variety.
Although water levels along the river will run high they are forecast to remain just below flood stage: