“Wow” weather today!April 19th, 2012 at 7:35 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
As high pressure moves east of the Miami Valley, we’ve seen a southerly wind develop today. That, combined with sunshine, will push afternoon highs a little more than 10-degrees above normal! Both today and Friday we’ll climb into the mid-70s… awesome! Today, winds will be light… and they’ll increase a bit Friday for a breezy afternoon. Expect dry weather both days, too… but by Friday evening, rain chances will be increasing as a cold front approaches:
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible Friday night, and a few showers may linger early Saturday. But the BIG story over the weekend will be the COOLER air that moves in. Highs will only be in the mid-50s, with lows dipping into the upper 30s for a couple nights. If you are fortunate enough to be attending the Mix 107.7 Time Warp Prom (sold out), you’ll need to bring your jean jacket!
Next week will feature another warm-up… and we should be back above normal by mid-week. Until then, enjoy the 70s… and hang in there through the 50s.
I just received an email from my farmer friends up in Fort Loramie. Amy tells me this is the time of year that our local farmers get VERY picky about the weather. It’s been dry lately, so they’ve had plenty of time to get work done–working the ground, doing other maintenance things around the farm. Some have planted, some have not… they’re waiting till it’s a little later in the season, fearing another frost or freeze. Most of the rain that fell this past weekend ended up in the southern half of the Miami Valley. So the farmers in our northern counties are looking for some rain right about now. Again, we will get some Friday night… but amounts look to be relatively light… around a quarter of an inch will be possible. I always find it so interesting to know what’s going on on our local farms, and I hope you like reading the updates throughout the season. Thank you to Amy for keeping us in the loop
Last, I have to give a shout out to the 4th graders at Helke Elementary in Vandalia!! I was there yesterday giving a weather talk–the kids were great, and the staff too! Wonderful questions… what a smart bunch!