Warming for the end of the week, then Isaac brings rain…

August 30th, 2012 at 8:39 am by under Weather

High pressure that has brought a beautiful week is shifting off to the east today.  This will set up a southerly flow for us, and temperatures will get warmer.  Today’s high climbs into the upper 80s with full sunshine.  And Friday we should hit the 90-degree mark for the 34th time this season.  The humidity will also start to increase tomorrow, and we’ll notice clouds streaming in from the south.  Check out Isaac–still a tropical storm with 45mph winds this morning:

It hasn’t moved much from yesterday!!  This morning, it’s still sitting over Louisiana, only moving along at  a 6-8 mile-per-hour clip.  Extremely heavy rain, gusty winds and a tornado threat continue for that region.  The northern edge of the cloud shiels is currently moving into southern Kentucky.  That will creep our way tomorrow… so expect increasing clouds as we head into Friday afternoon.  Friday looks dry, with about a 20-30% chance of a few showers Friday night.  The real threat of rain begins Saturday and sticks around through the entire holiday weekend.  Here is the latest forecast track of the remnants of Isaac:

Futuretrac has the remnant low in Missouri on Saturday morning, with some rain bands moving into the Miami Valley:

There is still some question on the exact track, and we’ll get a better idea each model run as we head toward the weekend.  But if things pan out the way they’re looking now… not only will we see drought relief in the region, we will also have the potential for flooding.  Rainfall amounts are forecast to be in the 2-5″ zone through the weekend:

Things could still change, so don’t let this be the last forecast you see!  We will continue to bring you the latest on Isaac’s track and how it will impact the Miami Valley!
Jamie
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One Response to “Warming for the end of the week, then Isaac brings rain…”

  1. Dale Krohn says:

    Jamie,

    I am not a meteorologist at all but over the years it seems to me that storms are usually noted for picking up energy from warm water or from sources that permit it to maintain it’s energy. I have to wonder if Issac will lose significant strength once it reaches Missouri and other drought stricken areas? There will be no water in the soil or air above it to draw from. I have to wonder, since it is moving so slowly, if it could stall out and break up over the parched states of Missouri, Tennessee and Illinois. Is it possible we might not get any rain at all??

    Thanks, Dale Krohn

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