Warm front today means more showers and thunderstorms…

April 17th, 2013 at 8:09 am by under Weather

We had thunderstorms with heavy rain move through the Miami Valley overnight.  The power went out at my house, and I’m told a little over 400  DP&L customers in Montgomery county went without power due to a lightning strike.  Scattered activity will taper off during the later morning hours, and a lull in precipitation will continue into the early afternoon.  A stalled front sits south of us this morning, and we are in a cooler airmass:

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That front starts to head back north as a warm front this afternoon.  We will, again, see a pretty good spread of temperatures… with cooler highs across the north, and warmer readings in the southern counties:

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As we get to peak-heating hours… the potential will be there for a few more showers and thunderstorms to develop.  The coverage and strength of today’s activity will likely be less than yesterday, when we did have quite a few hail reports:

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We will be completely in the warm sector on Thursday, with highs getting close to 80-degrees… and windy conditions.  We can’t completely rule out a spotty shower or thunderstorm during the day, but there will also be a lot of dry weather to enjoy.  A stronger cold front is still set to arrive early Friday, bringing in more showers and thunderstorms in the morning… tapering to showers during the later morning.  This front will also drop temperatures, as we expect early highs in the upper 50s, and then falling temperatures in the afternoon.  The weekend looks dry, but cool!

Jamie
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