Warm and humid, with strong thunderstorms possible this week…

May 20th, 2013 at 7:36 am by under Weather

We are starting off with the potential for some patchy fog this morning, and very mild temperatures in the upper 60s to right around 70.  The stalled front we talked much about last week, is now north of the area… putting us in the warm airmass:

Temps

Yesterday we reached 82-degrees, and it was a little humid.  This summer like weather will continue today, as we get even warmer.  We should reach the mid-upper 80s this afternoon, and dew points will be in the mid-upper 60s… which means more humidity.  The easiest way to measure how humid it feels outside is by looking at the dew point.  Whenever the dew point is above 60-degrees… you will notice it.  Today, the dew points will be in the mid-upper 60s, and this is where that falls on the Muggy Meter:

muggy meter

The rain chance today is fairly low.  If something pops, it would be during the late afternoon or evening hours.  The best chance for this is north and west of Dayton, and the SPC has highlighted this area for an elevated risk for severe storms:

 severe

Again, only a 10-20% chance of a thunderstorm… but if it does develop, it could be strong with damaging winds and hail.  We will keep you posted of any watches or warnings for the area on air and online at www.wdtn.com.  A better chance for severe weather in our area exists for Tuesday AND Wednesday.

Stay with us this week, as the active weather pattern fires up again!
Jamie
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