Same weather pattern today–warm & humid w/t’storms…

June 26th, 2013 at 8:36 am by under Weather

I came back from vacation today to severe thunderstorms moving through the Miami Valley late last night/early this morning.  Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis @WDTN_Brian was here tracking them when I arrived.  The main threat was stronger winds, and we did have a few trees reported down in southern Montgomery Co:

5 miles NE of Carlisle… law enforcement reports thunderstorm wind damage… one tree down on S. Gebhart Rd.

4 miles ENE of Miamisburg… law enforcement reports thunderstorm wind damage… one tree down on Munger Rd.

6 miles ENE of Miamisburg… law enforcement reports wind damage… one tree down on Mad River Rd.

After the first thunderstorms moved through, we transitioned into more of a steady rain event–across mainly the southern counties.  But the rain quickly decreased in intensity and coverage as you can see by the radar images, just an hour apart… first, 5:30am:

LD2HD

And now 6:30 am:
LD2HD 2

Some spots picked up between a quarter and a half inch with that steady rain– .33″ in Eaton, and .4″ in Kettering.

The weather has not changed much day-to-day this week, and we will continue in this pattern today.  Expect warm and very humid conditions, with the potential for more showers and thunderstorms as we head into the later afternoon and evening hours.  The Storm Prediction Center does have the area in an Elevated Risk for severe storms later this afternoon and into the overnight:

Severe

The main threat will be strong winds, but we can’t rule out hail.  We will also continue the threat of heavy rainfall.  This severe weather is NOT a guarantee… but a possibility.  We really have to see how things play out this afternoon.  Any sunshine is only going to increase the threat of strong storms, as instability increases.

Now while some have seen significant rain this week–even minor flooding–others have missed out.  Our friends on the farm in Ft. Lormaie emailed this morning saying they have been missed this week, and are hoping for some rain later today.  Good news–the chance will continue even into the beginning part of next week.  Bad news–it will continue to be hit-and-miss.  And just to end on a GOOD news bit, the humidity will finally start to drop on FRIDAY.  It will be much more comfortable for the weekend!

Jamie
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