Posted Friday 7/24/2020 8:24 AM
High pressure will build over the Great Lakes region today and remain the primary feature of our weekend weather pattern. Clouds this morning will slowly decrease through the day leaving us with a nice summer day in the Valley. Afternoon highs will top out near 84° which is about average for the latter part of July.
Lower dew points behind last night’s front will bring noticeably less humid air today.
Our dry and quiet weather pattern will continue through the weekend. While temperatures will warm each day, dew points will remain in check. Temperatures locally will heat to the upper-80s Saturday under plenty of sun. Sunday will be the hottest day of the weekend with highs around 90°/91°. Although it will be hot, dew points will generally stay in the 60s. So, yeah, it’ll be hot but at least it won’t be miserably humid.
EARLY WEEK PATTERN SHIFT
Things will change as we begin the workweek. A cold front will approach east-central Ohio Sunday night and travel east through Monday. Moisture will increase ahead of the front which will bring back humid weather conditions to the Valley on Monday as well as increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms.
While this is four days out yet, I’m not too concerned about severe weather at this point. If the models have it right, the best odds for storms in our area look to peak Monday night into Tuesday morning. The nighttime timing would lower the threat for severe storms but we will need to watch the potential for heavy downpours.
Clearing will get underway Tuesday as the front clears the area. A significant airmass change behind the front will bring dew points back down to the low-60s for the latter part of the week. Temperatures locally could cool to slightly below average Thursday and Friday.