7/20/2022 10:00 AM EDT
This is just a quick post to get you aware of what we might expect later this evening here in the Valley.
- Sunny, hot, and humid conditions will set up during the daytime hours. Temperatures locally this afternoon will hover around the 90° mark in most locations. With dewpoints in the low-70s, it will feel very uncomfortable outdoors. Heat indices will approach the mid-90s.
- A weak cold front approaches eastern Ohio early this evening. A line of showers and thunderstorms will develop ahead of the front and travel southeast into east-central Ohio this evening. With a warm, humid, and unstable atmosphere in place, thunderstorms will have plenty of fuel to tap into. Some storms could be severe.
- Strong wind gusts are the primary threat. However, the strongest cells will also be capable of producing hail and heavy rainfall. There is also a small threat (2% probability) of an isolated tornado. Small but not zero.
- NOTE that the line of storms is not expected to approach our area until after sunset this evening.
- Storms will hit quickly and exit quickly. This morning’s model guidance suggests the best time for strong storms in the New Philadelphia area is between 9:00 PM and 11:00 PM this evening.
- This is not much of a cold front and it will have little impact on our hot and humid weather pattern for the remainder of the week.
Futurecast radar for today through 8:00 AM Thursday:
Pay particular attention that the line of storms will move through our area when it’s dark. Have a reliable way to get warnings other than outdoor tornado sirens.