Rain chances this week: cold front… then Isaac?August 27th, 2012 at 7:48 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
A cold front moving into the Miami Valley is bringing the chance of rain back to the area! Finally! We haven’t seen measurable rainfall at the Dayton International Airport since the 21st (last Tuesday)… but even then it was only .01″. The last REAL rain for the area was back on the 4th and 5th, when we picked up most of our 1.5″ monthly total. So we NEED a nice soaking. Today will likely bring some nice totals to the area… northern counties stand to see the highest amounts, but we all have a pretty good shot at something. Most spots should see anything from .25 to .5″ on average. Of course there could be some isolated higher amounts… and also spots with a little less, too.
This is all coming in with a cold front. Behind the front, high pressure will build back into the area… so we’re back to sunshine and dry conditions for the rest of the week. Highs will be near-normal, in the lower 80s. Pleasantly warm, with comfortable levels of humidity.
All eyes continue to be on Tropical Storm Isaac… now forecast to make landfall along the Louisiana coast.
This is NOT a good scenario for New Orleans… lots of flooding is expected as this affects the area. As the remnants of Isaac then lift northward, we could see some rain here. Right now the timing looks to be for the weekend, with rain possible both Saturday and Sunday… and it COULD linger in the area through Labor Day. It is still a long way off, however, and things could change… so stay tuned to the forecast for the latest. It would be wonderful to get that rain, as we need it… but not good timing with the “last weekend of summer” and all the outdoor events planned.
Half marathon training update: I was SO dreading my long run over the weekend! So much so, that I was supposed to do it Saturday… but I didn’t. I held off until Sunday morning. The previous long run I did left me feeling not-so-great afterwards, so I was not looking forward to feeling that way again. Good news: I didn’t! I think I have finally learned how much I really have to PREPARE for these long runs. I started drinking tons of water the night before, in an effort to be super-hydrated. When I woke up Sunday morning, I continued drinking water and even had a sports drink before I left the house. A light breakfast of a banana and some Advil… and I was off! The run was pretty easy for me–I didn’t feel any pain or even get sluggish, which was awesome! I walked a lot LESS than the previous long run, too. I was able to stop at a drinking fountain to get re-hydrated at about mile six. And I finished with 11.7 miles. YEAH!! ( you know you’ve run a REALLY long time when your Pandora station stops playing music and a box pops up that says “cannot fetch any more songs for this station”… lol) Anyway, I felt great after the run… not too tired or sore, and went on with the day with no issues One more long run before the actual half-marathon. So pumped!!