Cooler, less humid today; Occasional showers and storms during the latter half of the week

Posted 8:00 AM 7/28/2020

Weather conditions locally will improve as the day progresses. This morning’s analysis indicates that the cold front responsible for rain and storms last evening has cleared south of the area. It will remain south of the Ohio/West Virginia border. I can’t 100-percent rule out a few sprinkles in the Valley through mid-morning but the odds for that will decrease after 9:00. Cloudy and overcast skies will gradually clear allowing for increasing sunshine as high pressure from the west builds overhead this afternoon.

Tuesday will also bring afternoon temperatures in the mid-80s and dew points will decrease as drier air moves in with the westerly flow.

We’ll remain dry tonight and Wednesday under high pressure. Chances for scattered showers will return to the Valley Wednesday night as a weak cold front crosses east-central Ohio. With marginal shear and a touch of instability a thunderstorm is possible locally but I think the better odds for any thunder are to our north.

After a dry spell through the first half of Thursday, another disturbance will return rain chances Thursday afternoon into Thursday night.

Temperatures locally will be a handful of degrees warmer than average Wednesday but we should stay below 90°. Thursday will be cooler with highs near average (84-ish).

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND
Friday and Saturday look dry so far. Clouds will increase Saturday ahead of a potent low pressure system moving into the Ohio Valley. The system will continue towards Lake Erie on Sunday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible Saturday night through Sunday night with the system. Showers and storms will become more widespread Sunday night and Monday as the system drags a cold front through eastern Ohio. The front should clear our area Monday night.

Temperatures will hover a degree or two cooler than our 84° average. Sunday and Monday highs will be in the low-80s with clouds, showers, and storms around.

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