Good Thursday everyone. We have a major pattern flip about to take place and it’s one that looks to announce its presence with some strong or severe storms later today. That’s what one would expect when you have a late September air mass sweeping in during the middle of August.
Let’s break it all down:
- Scattered storms will be possible early today with most of the action arriving later this afternoon into tonight. The chance for severe weather will increase during this time.
- Damaging winds and hail are the main players. Any storm getting off on its own would have a chance to produce a tornado. That threat looks a little better just to our north.
- The storm system responsible for the boomers is one you don’t see very often this time of year. Low pressure will work across the Ohio Valley tonight into Friday and drag a strong cold front through the state. That’s when we will open the floodgates to some Canadian air.
- Temps for Friday and Saturday should stay in the mid and upper 70s for most areas. Sunday looks to see upper 70s and low 80s. Our lows Saturday and Sunday will drop into the 50s and some areas may get close to a record.
- The pattern into the first half of next week continues to look pretty good with temps around normal or a tad below for this time of year.
Let’s do a little storm tracking…
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Have a great Thursday and take care.