The dangerous heat is over (at least for now, we have a lot of summer left). A few thunderstorms made their appearance earlier today and those storms, along with the clouds, broke the heatwave. We still made it into the upper 80’s in a lot of areas. A second line of thunderstorms developed north of the Ohio River earlier this evening and is moving south. Most of the activity is now heavy pockets of rain, but a few thunderstorm cells are holding together and areas west of I-165 have the best chance of seeing any rain or lightning from those cells.
The main event for showers and storms still looks to be overnight and into the day on Monday as a cold front moves in (highs on Monday will only climb into the low 80’s and overnight lows will settle into the low 60’s). We’re in the Marginal Risk category which means a few of those storms could turn severe. Gusty winds and heavy downpours are the main concerns at this point.
Highs will fall into the lower 80’s with overnight lows possibly falling into the upper 50’s Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Coupled with lower humidity, we are in for a refreshing start to the week! At the same time, these comfortable conditions will coincide with a dry stretch that should last from Tuesday through at least Friday. We’ll slowly warm back up into the upper 80’s by next weekend and we’ll see the chance of an isolated thunderstorm, as well.
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