Rain chances this weekendJune 16th, 2012 at 5:58 pm by Tara Hastings under Weather
The hot and humid weather is allowing for a few isolated showers and thunderstorms to pop up this evening across the Miami Valley. We even had one cell produce some pretty gusty winds in Greene and Clark counties. Not everyone will see rain this evening but those that do will pick up a decent amount due to the slow movement of the storms.
There was one severe report that came in via the National Weather Service. Around 3:38pm a thunderstorm knocked down a tree, a chimney and ripped apart some siding off of a house near Bowersville. Shortly after the NWS issued a severe thunderstorm warning for portions of Clark and Greene counties. I saw a couple of comments on the WDTN facebook page that sirens were being sounded. I am not sure *why* the sirens were sounded. The local emergency managers of your county or municipality sound these sirens. Each manager has specific guidelines as to when they set them off. There is no universal code such as “only when a tornado warning is issued” or “when winds of 60mph are recorded.” I really wish there was because this creates a lot of confusion. All I can tell you is if you do hear these sirens and are outside take them seriously and get inside.
While there was only one damage report Live Doppler 2x did show that some of these thunderstorms put down a good amount of rain.
If you didn’t see rain today there’s a much better chance of everyone seeing rain on Sunday. A cold front is going to move through and the computer models we use have come to a much better compromise on the path of rain. It looks like we’ll see mostly cloudy skies through much of the day and the best chance of rain will be later in the afternoon. Here’s a look at our Future Trac computer model.
Temperatures are going to be a bit lower Sunday than what they were on Saturday. Did it feel hot today? Well we *almost* hit 90°!
I hope you are used to the hot temperatures because we’re in store for many more over the next week. The heat and humidity stick around in the 7 day forecast and 90 is a popular number next week.