Dry today but rain is on the wayAugust 16th, 2012 at 6:32 am by Tara Hastings under Weather
Yesterday I spent the day in Germantown at the Metropark looking for fossils. I had a blast! I didn’t realize I would have so much fun doing a story but not only did I have fun I also learned something as well. Many of you have asked where I was. We found these fossils along the base of the Germantown Dam at the Germantown Metropark. We parked near the bottom of the dam and crossed the small creek to get to the other side. So if you don’t want to walk through the water you can park on the other side of the dam and walk over. If you missed the story check it out online here.
While I was outside searching for fossils it felt hot in the sun! However when I got back and found out the high yesterday was only 84 I was surprised because I thought temperatures would’ve been much higher. Today they’ll be in the upper 80′s and with lots of sunshine for the first half of the day it will feel warm.
Notice today in Chicago temperatures will be much cooler than here in Ohio. That’s because a cold front will move through Chicago today and head for the Miami Valley later tonight. The cold front is already producing stronger storms in Iowa this morning. This line of storms will eventually hit the Miami Valley after 8pm.
Here’s a look at how much rain we may see.
I don’t anticipate a wide spread severe weather outbreak however there is a slight chance some of the storms when they move in later tonight may be on the stronger side.
The Storm Prediction Center does have part of the Miami Valley in an elevated risk of severe weather.
After the cold front moves through temperatures will fall into the middle 70′s for the weekend. Ahhhhhh