A cold front will bring a low-end risk for severe storms on Friday

The remnants of what was once Tropical Storm Bertha will quickly exit north of the region through the afternoon. Rain associated with the system will taper off as we go through the day as well and our weather will improve this afternoon. I expect we should see some clearing and a bit of sun later today as the system pulls away.

Temperatures will respond as skies clear out. Highs this afternoon will warm a little more than first expected and we should see highs today in the low 80s. As temperatures warm, things turn a little unstable overhead and I can’t rule out a spotty thunderstorm during the afternoon. Instability will quickly improve as we approach sunset bringing an end to the threat for storms.

Showers and thunderstorms will develop near the Indiana/Ohio border on Friday in response to a cold front approaching from the west. Depending on the timing, this line of storms may intensify late in the day as it advances eastward into east-central Ohio. The Storm Prediction Center has the region highlighted for a Marginal Risk (level 2 out of 5) for severe thunderstorms late Friday. The primary threat will be strong wind gusts. Large hail will be possible with these storms as well.

SPC DAY 2 SEVERE OUTLOOK updated 05/28/2:00 PM EDT

If you’re not a fan of the warm and muggy weather lately tomorrow’s cold front will bring relief and set the area up for a nice weekend. High pressure will bring dry conditions and plenty of sunshine Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will be cooler, too. Highs on Saturday will be around 70°. Sunday will be cooler with highs in the mid to upper-60s.

NEXT WEEK
Generally speaking, high pressure will keep dry and sunny weather in the Valley for the first part of the week. Temperatures will remain in the 70s for daytime highs. Showers and thunderstorms will return Tuesday night into Wednesday with the arrival of a warm front. Seasonal temperatures will then return behind the front.

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