Heat & Potential Severe Weather Again TodayJune 30th, 2012 at 12:26 pm by Brandon Redmond under Weather
Miami Valley residents continue to clean up today following yesterday’s powerful squall line that impacted the entire area. The Dayton International Airport recorded a 82 mph wind gust with the line went through! As of this morning, Governor Kasich has declared a State of Emergency for the entire State of Ohio following yesterday’s violent storms. Here is a look at the storm reports that were received by the National Weather Service.
Temperatures are already creeping up this morning. As of 12:00 p.m. the temperature at the Dayton International Airport was 83 and I’m forecasting a high temperature this afternoon of 93.
With plenty of moisture still in place, it will feel “muggy” out there today and the dewpoints combined with temperatures in the lower 90′s will once again lead to high heat index values. By the middle to late afternoon hours, heat index values should climb back into the upper 90′s to near 100. For that reason, the National Weather Service has the entire Miami Valley under a Heat Advisory except Montgomery County and Dayton where an Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect.
More showers and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon as a weak disturbance and boundary remains laid out across the Ohio Valley. As temperatures heat up by the mid to late afternoon hours, the atmosphere will again become unstable and thunderstorms will be possible. Any of the storms that do form could be strong or severe with damaging winds, hail and frequent lightning. For that reason, the Storm Prediction Center has placed the entire Miami Valley in an elevated risk for severe thunderstorms.
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Stay with 2 News and Storm Team 2 throughout the afternoon for the latest on the heat and potential additional severe thunderstorms.