Heating up for the end of the week…May 23rd, 2012 at 7:41 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
Today is starting cooler, but will end a little warmer. Still close enough to the storm system just east of the area to see some clouds this afternoon–although I don’t expect the coverage we had yesterday. We will see plenty of sun, too, and have a very high UV Index of 8 to go along with it.
Enjoy the pleasantly warm afternoon, as we hit highs near 80. This evening, we’ll drop back into the 70s, and it looks like a picture perfect night for the City of Kettering’s Community Block Party!
Last year, this event was cancelled because of severe weather– that was May 25th, when we were tracking baseball sized hail and a tornado in southern Montgomery County! You can read more about that severe weather event here, May 25th 2011 Hail & Tornado.
While today will be nice, it might be difficult to enjoy the afternoons outdoors as we head into the holiday weekend. The big weather story is going to be this large upper ridge building in… bringing in heat and humidity:
Highs will be near 90 starting Friday and continuing through Memorial Day. Rain chances are also low under this ridge, so watering the flowers, gardens and crops will be a must during this mini heat wave. There could be a few pop-up showers or thunderstorms on Memorial Day, but a better chance of rain will be with a front on Tuesday… followed by cooler temperatures.
Now for an update from the farm! Amy & Jason frequently share what’s happening on their farm in Fort Loramie. They planted some corn back on May 12th, and this is what it looks like today:
It’s slowly coming along, but they would like to see more rain to really get it going! I am sure your gardens are the same way. As I blogged about yesterday, we could definitely use a little moisture around here. The last time we saw measurable rainfall was back on May 13th–10 days ago! And it was only .02″ that day. The last good SOAKING rain was almost a half inch on May 7th. Other locations have seen more than this, however, with spotty thunderstorms on a few occasions. During those events, most places did NOT see rain. Hopefully we’ll get another decent soaking next week… we’ll keep you posted on the latest forecast.