Cold front brings rain, wind shift & colder temperatures…

April 24th, 2013 at 6:40 am by under Weather

When we went on-air on WDTN at 4:30 this morning, most of the Miami Valley was still quite mild.  Lots of 50s and even 60s on the 5am temperature map:

Temps

But there is MUCH cooler air just west of us!  This will take over all of the region, as a cold front continues to move through… and winds shift in from the northwest:

temps2

The front is not only bringing the wind shift and colder air… but also rain.  As expected, we’re in for a wet start to the day, and the chance of showers will even linger through lunchtime:

forecast

But Futuretrac does show us drying out during the mid-afternoon… beyond 2 or 3pm.  So it looks dry for the drive home from work:

forecast2

Hopefully the rain will help to settle some of the pollen!  Yesterday with the continued dry conditions and a developing breeze– tree pollen got into the “very high” category.  Today’s rain may help to reduce the pollen count by washing pollen from the air… so there may be some relief.  Plus, overnight, we will see clouds break a bit, and with the colder airmass we will drop into the mid-30s.  That means patchy frost will be a possibility through mid-morning Thursday.  Thursday afternoon will be cool, and we can’t rule out a spotty shower especially north of town, as a cold front grazes our northern counties.

Jamie
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