Dry for a few, then a potential soaking!August 29th, 2012 at 7:43 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
High pressure is building in and bringing a lot of sunshine to the Miami Valley for the next couple days. Expect dry conditions to continue through the end of the week, with this strong high in control. Today’s temperatures will top out near-normal as we reach 82-degrees this afternoon. As the high shifts east, our winds become more southerly Thursday and Friday:
This not only means warmer temperatures, but also an increase in humidity. Highs will be in the upper 80s to right around 90 as we finish off the week. Right now, it looks like the rain chances hold off until late Friday night… but more likely until Saturday as the remnants of Isaac bring tropical moisture into the Miami Valley.
Isaac strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane yesterday, as expected, before it made landfall around 6:45 pm… just southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River. It didn’t move much overnight, sitting nearly stationary for hours as it lingered along the Louisiana coast. Isaac made a second landfall around 4 am today near Port Fourchon, Louisiana. We have Live Doppler 2HD picking up the NWS radar out of New Orleans this morning:
As Isaac is a slow moving storm, very heavy rainfall–up to 15-20 inches–will be possible in parts of LA, MS, AL. Damaging winds and storm surge are also occurring. Here are the current stats as of 7am:
Isaac will continue to weaken today as it moves farther inland. We are still expecting the remnants of Isaac to affect us here in the Miami Valley over the holiday weekend. It now looks like the rain would hold off until later Saturday… but the potential is still there for some heavy rain through Labor Day:
I’m slightly worried about my long run this weekend… and hopefully I can get it in early Saturday, before the rain starts. As a part of half-marathon training, I am also running the Holiday at Home 5K in Kettering on Labor Day morning. I’m running it rain or shine! I’m hoping for a break in any downpours during the race… or we will be squishing in our shoes, lol. Yesterday I got two miles in… not very far at all, but when pushing two kids in a jogging stroller, I sometimes think THAT’S harder than when I do a long run, solo.