Watching Isaac for the holiday weekend…August 31st, 2012 at 7:32 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
High pressure is bringing us one more clear morning, and it was a beautiful sight to see the full moon over the Miami Valley during the early morning hours. I captured a shot of the moon setting over Eaton:
This was actually a “Blue Moon”– the 2nd full moon in a calendar month (most months usually just have one). A blue moon may not be as rare as you think, occurring every 2.7 years, on average. The next blue moon will be July 31, 2015.
It’s still comfortable out there this morning, even though a southerly flow has developed and temperatures are about 10-degrees warmer than yesterday. We’re going to get muggy pretty quick, though… check out the dew points just south of us:
Ours actually started in the mid-50s this morning, and have been climbing slowly. We should see them in the mid-upper 60s later this afternoon as tropical moisture spreads in ahead of Isaac. Ahhh, Isaac. It’s what we’ve been talking about all week! This morning, Isaac is still a tropical depression… with winds sustained at 35mph and gusts to 45mph. The forecast path has slowed a bit, but still brings it right over southwest Ohio as we head towards Labor Day.
The rainfall forecast has been adjusted as new data comes in. We are still expecting periods of rain, which could be heavy at times, over the holiday weekend. We could see a shower as early as tonight (chance is 30%)… but a better shot comes Saturday, and right now, it looks like the heaviest/steadiest will be Sunday into Monday. The bullseye of highest rainfall remains west of us:
With so much going on outdoors this weekend, it’s the perfect time to download the 2 News App. Keep Live Doppler 2HD on your mobile device at all times! This will allow you to keep tabs on where the rain is at any given moment… and to stay connected to the latest Storm Team 2 Forecast. We will keep you updated right through the holiday weekend!