Once again, the morning drive is plagued with a steady rain, and imbedded heavy downpours. Parts of the Miami Valley have seen 2-3″ of rain over the past day, and with saturated ground and rain still falling… there are flooding concerns:
Flood Advisories highlight the ongoing high-water: ponding on roadways, standing water in low-lying or poor drainage areas. Localized minor flooding will continue through the rest of the morning in these areas. ALL of the Miami Valley is in a Flash Flood WATCH through 10pm.
The steadier rain will be likely through early afternoon. It does look like we’ll have the best shot at some dry periods in the mid to late afternoon hours, much like yesterday. BUT a spotty shower or thunderstorm will still be possible during this time. Heavy rain will accompany the thunderstorms, too.
We still have a decent shot at some scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday–best chance in the afternoon. An upper level ridge will build in for the weekend and start of next week. This will really bring in the heat and humidity, as rain chances die down:
Highs will be up near 90, and potenitally into the lower 90s Monday and Tuesday. With the high dew points, our heat index, or “feels like” temperature, will be in the mid-upper 90s. This will persist until mid-week, when the next system will bring in another chance for rain and cooler temperatures.