Warmer… but unsettled week aheadApril 30th, 2012 at 8:13 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
A meandering frontal boundary and several waves of energy aloft this week will keep us with the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. It won’t be a wash-out, but keep the umbrella handy now through Wednesday morning as periods of rain affect the area.
We did have a few early morning thunderstorms pop across our northern counties today, as a warm front is moving into the Miami Valley. We’ve been running almost 10-degrees warmer than we were 24-hours ago:
And even warmer readings are on the other side of that front. As the front moves north of us this afternoon, winds will increase from the southwest and highs will climb back above normal. We should make it into the mid-70s in Dayton–a little cooler north of town, and a little warmer south of town.
Much of the day looks to be dry in the “warm sector,” but the rain chances then increase late this afternoon and into the evening as a cold front approaches from the west:
Any thunderstorm that moves in later today will have the potential to be strong to severe, and the Storm Prediction Center has included us in an ELEVATED risk for severe weather today:
The front will be just south of us on Tuesday… and lift back north as a warm front through Wednesday morning. While we start Wednesday with the chance of rain, we will dry out and REALLY warm up on the other side of that front during the afternoon. Expect 80s for the second half of the week!