A preliminary look at Friday’s severe storm potential

Warm and humid conditions will continue through Friday, along with 
shower and thunderstorm chances. A crossing cold front will then usher
in drier air and slightly cooler temperatures for the weekend.

Yeah. It’s been hot lately here in the Valley. Slightly cooler temperatures are expected for the weekend, but it will come with a cost. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible on Friday with a cold front.

The good news is that severe thunderstorms will not be likely locally. That’s because the front will be a slow mover through the state and it will take the majority of the day to reach our area.

That’s not saying we won’t see any thunderstorms locally late tomorrow. There will likely be some thunder. But, the current timing of the storms brings them into our area close to or just after sunset. That will make it less favorable for any severe weather here in the Valley.

The Storm Prediction Center has central, western, and portions of northeast Ohio highlighted for a Marginal Risk for severe storms.

Thunderstorms will be possible Friday evening and up to midnight Friday night, but they should lose strength as they travel southeast into east-central Ohio.

The threat for storms will gradually wane Friday night. A few showers may linger into Saturday morning but the sun will eventually reappear Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will be a bit cooler Saturday afternoon with highs around 80°. The humidity will also be less Saturday and Sunday.



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