Another near-record warm day!May 3rd, 2012 at 8:05 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
The National Weather Service in Wilmington did a damage survey yesterday, to determine if tornadoes hit the southern Miami Valley Tuesday evening. Sure enough, three tornadoes did occur with that severe weather event… two of them in our area. These tornadoes were confirmed just west and north of Lebanon in Warren County. You can read the full report here: Tornadoes 5/1/12
We’re starting off muggy and mild again, with morning temperatures in the upper 60s, and dew points in the lower 60s. Yesterday, we came within three degrees of the record high–(Actual: 84, Record: 87)–and will do the same again this afternoon. Today’s forecast high is 87°, and the record is 90°. The a/c is on in my car and house… how about you?
The threat of thunderstorms is low again today, with most of the activity expected well to our north–near a warm front. We lack forcing, but with heating being strong this afternoon… we do have to keep about a 10% chance of a pop-up shower. Most spots will remain dry!
A better chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms comes late Friday, as a cold front drops in:
We are included in an Elevated Risk for strong storms Friday, too. We’ll keep an eye on this. The trend will be to cool off a bit for the weekend, with highs in the 70s both Saturday and Sunday. There could be some showers Saturday, but we’ll see a lot of dry weather, too. Overall, not a bad weekend!