Another nice start, but more thunderstorms in the late afternoon/evening

May 9th, 2013 at 6:44 am by under Weather

Our weather has been very similar day-to-day this week… with cool, calm mornings and warm, unsettled afternoons.  That is once again what we will experience again today!  The slow-moving low pressure area that has kept thunderstorms in the Miami Valley has now moved off to our northeast, and high pressure is in control of our weather this morning:

Temps

That has allowed skies to clear and brought light winds.  This is aiding in the development of fog as we start the day, so watch for reduced visibilities through mid-morning.  Notice that area of low pressure on the left of the image… THAT is our next storm.  It moves our way today, and ahead of it temps will climb into the upper 70s with early sun and increasing clouds.  Beyond 2 or 3pm, the rain chances will start to increase across the area:

forecast

Much like the past couple days… afternoon and evening activity will be scattered, so you might get a heavy downpour… or you might get nothing at all.  That’s the nature of the beast!  We are also RIGHT on the edge of an Elevated Risk for severe weather:

severe

Any severe storms that develop west of us will have the potential to reach especially our western counties.  They will tend to weaken, but it is something we will keep a close eye on today.  Check in with @WDTN_Brian on Channel 2 in our 90-minutes of news beginning at 5pm.  There is a slightly better chance of strong thunderstorms on Friday–especially in our eastern counties–as a cold front slowly moves through.  Behind this front we turn a LOT cooler for the weekend:  60s Saturday and only 50s on Sunday!

And we are still watching the potential for frost on Monday morning… clear skies, light winds and temps in the mid-30s.  Brrrr!  Wait until Tuesday to plant if you can!

Jamie
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