Area rain totals and a quick look at the weekend forecast

Severe thunderstorms, garden-variety thunderstorms, and tropical moisture have all combined to bring much-needed rain to east-central Ohio over the last two days. As you might expect, some areas received much more rain than others. Here is a sampling of rainfall totals recorded by backyard weather stations located throughout the region:

A daily maximum rainfall record was broken at Zanesville, Wheeling, and Pittsburgh airports for 8/28.

We will see a small chance for light showers locally, mainly this morning. Our weather will gradually improve as the day wears on. It will be humid yet this morning, but we’ll see those dew points coming down this afternoon and evening. Expect a breezy afternoon with winds gusting out of the northwest up to 25 mph at times. It will be a cooler day today with afternoon highs near 80 under gradually clearing skies.

Dry and clear conditions tonight and much lower dew points will set up for a cool night in the Valley.

Look for a very nice late summer day on Sunday. Afternoon highs will top out in the very pleasant mid/upper 70s. All that nasty humidity we’ve had this past week will be gone.

Our next chance for rain will arrive Monday afternoon as a low pressure system moves through the Ohio Valley. It will turn humid again by Wednesday behind a warm front that will keep the threat for showers and storms in the forecast. Dew points look to drop on Friday.

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