Dry and warm today; Chances for wet weather return Thursday

Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:47 AM

Today will likely be the hottest day of the week. Afternoon temperatures will reach the upper-80s across the Valley. With dew points in the low 60s, the humidity will not get too bad.

A weak cold front near Lake Erie will drift south a bit through the day. This will fire off scattered showers and thunderstorms in northern Ohio. Some storms near I-80 could get a little feisty but they will stay well north of our area.

A better chance for rain and storms locally will be Thursday afternoon and Thursday night as that weak front continues south. It will also continue to weaken as it enters our area before finally just washing out. Otherwise, tomorrow will be a cloudier day with that front nearby. Look for afternoon temperatures in the mid-80s.

RAIN FORECAST SUBJECT TO CHANGE

High pressure will bring back dry weather for Friday and Saturday. Temperatures locally will stay in the low to mid-80s. Dry air behind that washed out front will keep the humidity levels low so we should see a couple of really pleasant summer days.

Saturday will be the cloudier day of the two as low pressure moves into the region. It will also bring increasing odds for showers and storms back to east-central Ohio Saturday night. A more significant low pressure system will advance out of the Mississippi Valley keeping the chances for rain and storms going through Sunday.

Temperatures with this system will actually cool to below normal Sunday and into early next week. Highs on Sunday and Monday will only reach the low-80s. After a warmer than average July, this is welcome news for a lot of us here in the Valley.

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