A strong thunderstorm is possible this evening, Otherwise, above normal temperatures, humid conditions, and daily thunderstorm chances can be expected through the remainder of the week.
There is little to change in the forecast this morning. If you are not a fan of hot and humid weather, you will certainly not be very happy with the weather over the next several days. Temperatures will heat up to around 90° this afternoon across the area while dew points climb to the low-70s. That will make for some very uncomfortable and tropical-like air.
Chances for scattered thunderstorms will increase during the afternoon today as a weak disturbance crosses east-central Ohio. Hot temperatures and high moisture will make the atmosphere unstable enough that a few storms could get rambunctious later today. Strong wind gusts and brief heavy downpours are the primary concerns with today’s thunderstorms.
Other than a renegade random storm, we should remain dry through much of the afternoon here in the Valley. Thunderstorms will become more of an issue after dinner time and early this evening. Hi-res FutureCast radar for today through 1:00 AM Wednesday:
Not every location will get in on a storm this evening, but just be prepared for a gusty thunderstorm at some point during the evening and early tonight.
TONIGHT THROUGH INDEPENDENCE DAY
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will persist overnight and into the pre-dawn hours Wednesday. Weather conditions won’t change much Wednesday and the Fourth of July with a hot and humid airmass remaining in place.
Small disturbances moving through will keep the threat for scattered and disorganized thunderstorms going each day – mainly during the late afternoon and evening. This is fairly typical for summertime in the Valley. It’s difficult to pinpoint just where or when these random storms pop up so just be aware of the weather and be prepared to duck inside. Any storms will be capable of producing gusty wind and heavy rain. When Thunder Roars, Get Indoors.
Temperatures through the period will remain hot and humid with afternoon highs generally peaking in the upper 80s. Dew points will also remain elevated so it will also be quite muggy and uncomfortable.
FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Many communities have picnics and fireworks displays scheduled for Thursday night. The only thing that could mess things up for your celebration will be a random popup storm. Otherwise, it will be dry, warm, and humid Thursday evening.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND
Largely unchanged. Hot and humid weather will continue through much of the weekend with daily chances for afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Odds for a more widespread storm event looks to evolve Saturday night or Sunday with a weak boundary. This may also bring a little relief from the hot and humid conditions to start the next work week. Temperatures will trend back toward normal and dew points will come down too.