Rain TODAY!!May 29th, 2012 at 8:02 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
It was an official heat wave, as we forecast… yesterday’s high in the lower 90s making it so (remember a heat wave is three days or more at or above 90-degrees).
And while none of those highs were records… we did hit a record high low temperature yesterday, the 28th, at 71-degrees. The warmest low ever on that date! Our friends at the National Weather Service Wilmington office put together this nice summary of just how warm it was over the holiday weekend: WARM MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Today, changes are finally here, as a cold front is moving into the region! Scattered showers and thunderstorms are moving through the Miami Valley on Live Doppler 2X this morning… here’s the 7:50 am image:
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Any thunderstorm today will likely produce some heavy rain, and ponding of water will be possible. There’s also the chance for smaller sized hail and gusty winds, and quite possibly an isolated t’storm warning. But the main threat of severe weather is actually east of us:
It will still be a warm day, with above-normal temperatures in the mid-80s. But if you get under any given thunderstorm, it will be a lot cooler. We will see the chance of scattered activity until shortly after lunch, and then will dry out for the latter afternoon hours after the front comes through:
Behind the front–cooler and less humid air!! Relief!! Highs for the rest of the week will be in the 70s, and it will feel quite pleasant. The next storm rolls in Thursday night into Friday. That will bring in another good shot of rain, and may even hold Friday’s highs in the upper 60s.