After a humid weekend, with scattered showers and thunderstorms… we are getting a taste of fall here in the Miami Valley! Highs will be running about 10-degrees below normal through the middle part of the week:
Not only is it cooler… but it feels nice and refreshing with the lower humidity. Gone, are the sticky 70-degree dew points of Sunday… and the 50s have settled in behind our cold front:
That front brought some severe weather Sunday afternoon. A funnel cloud was spotted near West Liberty in Champaign County around 3pm… this prompted a tornado warning. One of our viewers, Matt Harper, sent us some video of a wall cloud near his home in Cable… here is an image from that footage:
This was Harper’s view as he looked toward Rt. 559 from Cable. And it’s a very ominous sight… the wall cloud is a lowering of the cloud base in a thunderstorm. If there is a tornado, this is where it would most likely materialize! And indeed, storm damage occurred around 3:25pm near Mechanicsburg. Below is a map so you can get an idea of where this occurred:
As of this morning, the NWS did not have official plans to survey damage, but they do say they may head out to a few sites today. We will let you know what they determine if they go to Champaign County.
We won’t see severe weather today, and in fact, the chance of any lightning or thunder is low. But a few showers will be possible this afternoon, as an upper-level trough is in place over the Great Lakes:
This cool and slightly unsettled pattern will stay with us most of the week!