Warm and humid conditions continue…September 5th, 2012 at 7:38 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
With clear skies, light winds and lot of low-level moisture, fog easily formed early this morning. We do have a DENSE FOG ADVISORY in effect through 10am, with visibilities down to a quarter-mile or less in spots. Not everyone will see it that bad, as the visibility will fluctuate from place to place, but give yourself some extra time as you head out this morning. This has also prompted many school delays… so check our SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS page for the full list.
Most of the day looks dry, although continued warm and humid. As we head towards evening and overnight, our rain chances will actually be increasing. There is the potential for a complex of thunderstorms to develop northwest of the area and then drift in our direction. The Storm Prediction Center has the extreme northwest Miami Valley in an Elevated risk for severe weather:
Strong winds and hail will be the main threat. We will keep a watch on it. A cold front moves in for Thursday, and this will keep the area with the potential for scattered showers and thunderstorms. After any morning convection, the best shot in the afternoon will be in the eastern counties:
The front stalls south of us on Friday, and most of the area should be dry… although I’ve kept a 20% chance of a shower in, especially south of town. An area of low pressure is expected to develop to our west late Friday and ride along that front in our direction. This will bring in a good chance of rain for Saturday, and possibly into Sunday as well. We may have to adjust the timing of this system, so stay tuned to the forecast! As this low moves through and to our east, it does look like we’ll have a return to Fall-like weather over the weekend and into the beginning of next week!
Half-marathon training update… I went out for my long run on Saturday morning. This was to be my longest run before the actual half-marathon… I did 12 miles. It was extremely HUMID, as you know, so that made it a little tough. I did start to get sore in my legs towards the end of this run, but I was able to complete it without collapsing. BUT my legs were SOOOO sore for days after this run. That has never ever happened before, so I don’t know what is going on there. I ran the Holiday at Home 5K on Labor Day–sore legs and all–IN the pouring rain! Despite all of this, I was fairly happy with my time of 27:22. Not my best, but def not my worse, either. Any time I pace sub-9-minute miles I consider it a good run! Funny thing about yesterday–I was *planning* on taking a day off from running. But I forgot I had a vacation day! Yes, I woke up at 2am, showered, came into work… and found @MetTaraHastings sitting here. Oooops! Surprise day off = six-mile run, which was humid again, but still felt fabulous! Today’s an off day… will try for a short run Thursday, before another medium run over the weekend. This half-marathon is in TEN DAYS!! EEEEEK!