Continued nice as we head into the weekend…

May 3rd, 2013 at 6:35 am by under Weather

We’ve seen more clouds streaming through the Miami Valley ahead of a stalled front:

Once again, most of the rain (and snow… YES, snow)… will stay west of the area today.  I’ve included maybe a 10% chance of an isolated shower or two in our western counties this afternoon, but overall it looks like another nice day.  There’s certainly a lot going on this weekend, and I know everyone is concerned about whether or not it is going to rain… so here is the latest thinking:

The uppper low will cut-off from the main flow today, and then start to slowly drift east.  It is looking more and more like the unsettled weather associated with this feature will stay SOUTH of the Miami Valley.  Good news for outdoor plans… but if you’ve already done your planting, it will mean you need to water.  I have kept an ever so slight chance of a spotty shower through the weekend, but more so early next week, as we watch this system slide by.  Here is the GFS for Monday afternoon:

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So maybe a 30% shot at a few showers here.

Runners will delight in the great weekend weather this weekend.  We have the Derby Day Dash going on in Dayton–emceed by our own Dan Edwards… and, of course, the Flying Pig Marathon events down in Cincinnati:

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And then the Derby itself.  Because the low is moving south of us… rain chances are higher… south.  So unfortunately for horse racing fans, it looks wet at times in Louisville:

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Next week, the low will slowly pull away from us and as that happens, temperatures will warm again!  We’ll be in the 70s through a good part of the week!  Enjoy!

Jamie
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