Dry weather Monday will give way to warm and humid weather with periodic storm chances through the rest of the week.
This week will feature a fairly typical mid-summer weather pattern. Today will bring plenty of sunshine to the Valley with comfortable humidity. Enjoy the lack of muggy air today. Our weather will settle into a more summery pattern through the rest of the week.
A weak frontal system will cross east-central Ohio on Tuesday and this feature will bring odds for showers and storms. We will also begin to notice an increase in summertime humidity on Tuesday. This trend toward warm and humid conditions will continue through late week.
With a very warm and humid airmass in place, it wouldn’t take much to initiate a thunderstorm during the height of the afternoon heating. Not every location will get in on a shower or storm and the odds favor most of us stay dry. The best chances in any one location will run in the 30% – 40% range. I would lean toward the 40% odds on Wednesday and Friday. Pinpointing where and when these will occur is pretty much impossible. So, the best advice I can communicate is that random showers and storms will be possible every day mainly in the afternoon and evening just about anywhere.
On top of the humidity this week, temperatures will stay above climate averages. Most days will bring afternoon highs in the mid-80s. Tuesday looks to be the hottest day this week with afternoon highs near 90°.
Heat indices will be a factor this week. Heat index values will be in the mid to upper 90s Tuesday through Saturday.
The Fourth of July will feature fairly typical warm and muggy weather for the Valley. It’s shaping up to be a nearly perfect day to spend at the pool or the lake. Scattered thunderstorms will be possible mainly in the afternoon but these should dissipate by evening. I do not see any problems with area fireworks displays at this time.
SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK
- Monday: Severe thunderstorms are not expected
- Tuesday: Severe thunderstorms are not expected
- Wednesday: Severe thunderstorms are not expected
ALL thunderstorms produce dangerous lightning. Lightning can occur as far as 10 miles from a thunderstorm. If you hear thunder, you are in danger of being struck.
Warmer than average temperatures are forecast to continue through the first part of July. Odds also favor slightly above average precipitation for the same period.