Posted Tuesday, June 8, 2021
With warm temperatures in the low to mid-80s and plenty of moisture available, multiple rounds of scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected across east-central Ohio today.
At 12:00 PM, temperatures across the Valley are generally around 80° – 82°. Dew points are around 70° – 73°. This combination will provide fuel for scattered thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening.
Warm air in the upper levels will provide for a ‘cap’ and keep the majority of thunderstorms from getting too tall. Generally speaking, severe thunderstorms are not expected. However, an isolated strong to severe thunderstorm is possible due to a dry layer in the mid-layers of the atmosphere. A few storms could produce strong gusty wind or strong downdrafts.
With the excessive amount of moisture available, any storms today could produce moderate to heavy downpours and/or frequent lightning.
Thunderstorm activity will decrease toward sunset and the loss of daytime heating. We will likely see this whole process repeat again on Wednesday.
Showers and storms are likely through Friday in this warm and humid environment. We will begin to see the humidity drop off over the weekend.