Next best chance for rain comes on Wednesday

Posted Monday 7/20/2020 8:37 AM

It will feel much better in the Valley today as drier air aloft mixes down to the surface. Dew points this afternoon will generally end up in the low-60s locally. That’s noticeably more comfortable than the balmy dew points in the low-70s we saw on Sunday.

Temperatures will still be pretty warm in the Valley today, though. Afternoon highs should top out in the 88°/90° areawide. Leftover moisture from the thunderstorms in northern Ohio last evening will provide some clouds, but otherwise, we will remain dry. Any rain/storm chances will stay to our south and east mainly in the vicinity of that front that moved through early this morning.

Tuesday will bring another dry day to the region as that frontal boundary hangs up well to our south. The front will eventually reverse course and creep northward as a warm front. Dew points will also begin to rise tomorrow afternoon as the front progresses northward. Chances for any rain out of this will be pretty slim during the daytime hours but our odds of seeing some rain locally will increase Tuesday night.

Shower and storm chances become pretty decent on Wednesday as low pressure moves across the Great Lakes. We desperately need some rain and Wednesday looks like our best opportunity this week.

Otherwise, Wednesday will be a pretty cloudy, warm, and humid day here in the Valley.

Low pressure will drag a cold front across eastern Ohio on Thursday. This may bring another round of scattered showers and storms to the region. High pressure will then return and cooler. drier air will knock temperatures and dew points back to more comfortable levels. Friday’s highs in the low/mid-80s might just be the coolest day we’ve seen in a while.

The weekend is looking very good so far. High pressure will keep dry weather across the region with temperatures about average for late July.



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