Tuesday was another hot and humid day in the Miami Valley! I had the privilege of dining with Meteorologist Tara Hastings at The Greene for lunch… and then we sat outside while the kiddos splashed around in the fountain:
It was fairly sunny at the start, but by the time we were leaving… the clouds were getting thicker in spots. My daughter is suddenly obsessed with RAIN… and she always asks to check the radar lately. I mean ALWAYS. She definitely takes after me, because when I heard the thunder overnight, I went right to my phone to see what the radar looked like! What I saw–heavy rain hitting the southern portion of the Miami Valley. There were flood advisories issued for many of our southern counties as the torrential downpours occurred over a very short period of time. Here’s a look at Doppler estimated rainfall, and amounts called in by our Weathercheckers:
You can see tons of lightning pictures captured as the storm rolled through here: LIGHTNING PHOTOS
With the front now east of us, winds will shift in from the west as the day goes on. THIS will tap into cooler and less humid air and draw it right into the Miami Valley:
Upper level energy crosses the region tonight, so a few showers will be possible, but then we dry out after that. In fact, we have some pretty fabulous weather in store for the second half of the week and holiday weekend! Highs on Thursday and Friday will be in the mid-upper 70s. Thursday will feature more clouds… and we can’t rule out an isolated shower early on… but the chance is very low. Skies clear out for Thursday night fireworks… and you might want to bring a sweatshirt or light jacket, as we drop into the 60s!
John Seibel and I will be co-emcees for the City of Kettering’s Rock-N-Boom celebration at Delco Park. We start at 6pm with the fun… and Blood, Sweat and Tears will perform! Fireworks start at 9:45pm. Hope you can come out for the evening! If you can’t make it Thursday, there are other communities setting off fireworks on Friday. You can get the full list here: WDTN FIREWORKS SCHEDULE
Over the weekend, temperatures will warm, and we will be in the low-mid 80s Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances hold off until early next week.
In the tropics, we have our first named storm of the season, Tropical Storm Arthur! This system is forecast to move along the over the next few days, and to potentially strengthen into a category 1 hurricane just off the coast of the Carolinas. Here’s the forecast path:
Have a good one!