A few t’storms, then building heat & humidityJune 18th, 2012 at 8:17 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
GOOD MORNING, Miami Valley! I hope you all enjoyed the weekend, and that all the dads had a great Father’s Day! I am happy to be back from vacation (pictures below) and I’m ready to jump right back into forecasting. And what a HOT forecast it is this week! Here’s what’s going on…
Already today we’ve had some very heavy rain in parts of the Miami Valley. Some thunderstorms worked through–mainly our southern counties–early this morning. Here are some Doppler rainfall estimates:
Going into the afternoon, the chance of a thunderstorm or two will continue… through at least 3 or 4pm. Not everyone will see the rain, but if you do, there’s a very good chance of HEAVY rain. There’s not a huge threat of widespread severe weather, but any thunderstorm will have the potential to strengthen to near-severe limits.
After today, a big ridge of high pressure builds in for a few days. This will allow the heat and humidity to build!
Remember, three days at or above 90-degrees makes a heat wave, and we have a good shot at this Tuesday through Thursday, with highs at 90 and even into the lower 90s possible. SUMMER officially begins Wednesday at 7:09 PM… and it will certainly FEEL like Summer!
I had a lot of summer-ish fun with my family over vacation. First, we went to Chicago to do some touristy things downtown, and to visit some family.
When we got home, we spent MANY afternoons at various splash pads here in the Miami Valley.
My son celebrated his second birthday, with a Sesame Street birthday party:
And we had a good Father’s Day, too, with breakfast with my husband… and a nice family dinner with my dad. I hope you all had a great week, and maybe I will see you at one of our splash pads! It will certainly be great weather for that!