Sunshine and clouds will prevail across the Valley as the long Labor Day weekend gets underway today. But, our weather will take a turn to unsettled and wet on Sunday as the next weather system crosses east-central Ohio. Showers and thunderstorms occurring today in Indiana and southwest Ohio will drift east tonight and affect the region through Sunday and Sunday evening.
The dynamics for greatest coverage and heaviest rain will set up east of the Valley and while a few scattered showers and storms are likely during the late afternoon and evening, it doesn’t appear Sunday will be a total washout locally. If you have grilling or cookout plans during the afternoon and evening, be prepared for a shower or storm.
Instability and upper-level shear looks to remain low, so severe weather is not likely.
Generally drier weather is expected on Labor Day with low odds for a shower or storm mainly during the afternoon. Otherwise, sun and clouds will again be the norm with afternoon temperatures around 80°.
Much of the local forecast going into next week will depend largely on the track of Dorian. The latest track from the National Hurricane Center keeps the storm well east of our area so, at this time, no impacts from Dorian are expected locally.
Other than not knowing specifically what Dorian will do, we can expect cooler than average temperatures through next week.
Generally, drier weather is likely with the only bump being Wednesday and Wednesday night with a weak front. Again, this will hinge on where Dorian happens to be at the time. If Dorian can manage to be able to pull moisture away, we might just stay dry with this feature.
Again, depending on Dorian, the bulk of the rest of the week looks uneventful with less humidity and cooler temperatures.