Risk for severe storms increases this afternoon

Risk for severe storms increases this afternoon

Heat and humidity are once again the top weather story today but there’s something else to consider too, the return of showers and thunderstorms!

A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. and includes all the of the Tri-State. Temperatures will end up around 93 degrees with a heat index of 104. It’s another day to stay hydrated and give your body a break when you can from the sweltering heat.

Jennifer Ketchmark

Heat Advisory

A cold front is finally making its way toward the Ohio Valley. Well ahead of this boundary, it’s possible that we could see a few showers and storms pop up in the heat of the afternoon. This would be in the 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. window. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Marginal Risk for majority of the Tri-State, but eastern counties in the Tri-State do have a Slight Risk for severe weather.

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Storm Prediction Center

The Storm Prediction Center has updated the severe weather risk for the Tri-State area.

But realistically, storm activity should be limited meaning there will be a lot of towns that don’t get a drop of rain.

Thursday afternoon storms

Jennifer Ketchmark

Thursday afternoon storms

The cold front settles south overnight and along it, showers and thunderstorms are going to impact the Ohio Valley. Unfortunately, there is high uncertainty as to exactly where a larger cluster of storms will exactly end up early Friday morning. It’s very possible that this wave of storms could miss many of our northern and eastern locations. The more likely scenario is that storms could brush our very western and southern counties. Because of the energy and moisture in the atmosphere, I wouldn’t be surprised to see decent downpours if not an isolated stronger storm.

Friday morning storms

Jennifer Ketchmark

Friday morning storms

Rain is only a concern prior to 9 a.m. on Friday. After that, the story officially changes for a few days! Dew points will fall during the day Friday, taking away the oppressive humidity. The sky will turn mostly sunny with a high of 89 degrees. The Reds play at home Friday evening and it will be a great night for baseball.

Saturday and Sunday will feel significantly different. It will be cool and refreshing in the morning hours followed mild afternoon weather. Temperatures start around 60 on Saturday morning and the high only rises to 79 under a sunny sky. Sunday starts at 55 and warms to 81 with a mostly sunny sky. It’s going to be a GREAT weekend to get outside.

Another heat wave is taking shape for next week and there are some indications that this could be worse than what we experienced this week. Highs will easily be back in the mid 90s if not warmer!

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny to partly cloudy
Isolated afternoon storms
High: 93

THURSDAY NIGHT
Storms possible
Partly cloudy, muggy
Low: 71

FRIDAY
Early morning storms to south
Turning mostly sunny, not as humid
High: 89

FRIDAY NIGHT
Cooling nicely
Lower humidity
Low: 60

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