Big warm-up, but more thunderstorms first…May 1st, 2012 at 7:12 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
We made it up to 80-degrees in many Miami Valley communities yesterday, and it was also a bit on the humid side! Very summerlike start to the week… and we’ll continue with above-normal temperatures and muggy conditions. This morning, our dew points are in the upper 50s… with higher readings to our south, closer to a warm front:
Anytime the dew point gets to around 60°, it will start to feel a little muggy. Anything over a 60° dew point will feel more humid. And as that front lifts north late today, not only will our rain chances increase… but temperatures and dew points will be on the rise. Tomorrow, we’ll likely see dew points in the lower 60s here in Dayton… which you’ll probably be able to notice, but it’s still tolerable on the Muggy Meter:
Most of today will be dry, but once again as we get into the late afternoon and evening, the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms increases as the front moves in:
The chance for severe weather increases this afternoon, too, with the southern half of the viewing area now in an ELEVATED risk for strong storms:
Wind and hail will be the main threats, with isolated tornadoes also possible. Any thunderstorm will have the potential to produce heavy rain. We will keep you posted of any watches or warnings on Channel 2 and online at wdtn.com. While there, download the 2News Ap so you can keep an eye on Live Doppler 2X. Better yet, sign up for text alerts, and the watches and warnings will get sent straight to your mobile device. The box with these links is on our homepage… if you scroll down… on the right-hand side. All of these tools will come in handy, especially if you’re heading down for the Reds/Cubs game! Severe weather and large venues can be very dangerous, as we’ve seen in the past. The best chance of rain will occur between 5-10pm…. however, at least slight rain chances continue overnight into early Wednesday. By Wednesday afternoon we should dry out and that’s when we REALLY heat up! We’ll make it into the lower 80s… and in the 80s we’ll stay, right through the end of the week. I’m sorry to say that once again, there is a chance of rain on Saturday. BUT the good news: it doesn’t look like the chilly rain we’ve seen the past few weeks. Temps should be in the 60s/70s.