Breezy and cool today, then a little warm-up…April 24th, 2012 at 8:16 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
We have one more breezy day to get through before winds die down a bit… and warmer air returns. Yesterday was quite gusty, with the highest gust topping out at 44 mph. This did cause some power outages and limbs down in parts of the Miami Valley. Today, winds will be coming in from the northwest, and will still be up there– 15-20mph sustained… with gusts near 30mph. Not *quite* as gusty as yesterday, but still breezy.
A warming trend starts tomorrow, with highs back in the mid-60s for a couple of days. A warm front southwest of us will lift in late in the day, and the next chance of rain comes with that front Wednesday evening and overnight. There will likely still be some showers and thunderstorms around for the Thursday morning drive, with a cold front moving in:
Some of these storms will have the potential to produce some hail, so we’ll have to watch that. Right now, the Storm Prediction Center has an elevated risk of severe storms just south of Dayton… including Butler, Warren and Clinton counties:
After starting Thursday a bit stormy, we should see some dry weather during the afternoon. But rain chances actually increase again on Friday, as the front moves back north as a warm front. And… it looks to stall out, so we could potentially be QUITE rainy Friday… and even into Saturday… and possibly even Sunday morning. Yes, it looks like quite the unsettled period for us! A nice soaking rain looks likely for most of the Miami Valley–models are showing anywhere from 3/4″ up over 1.5″. Let’s see how they trend over the next couple of days…