Good Thursday, folks. A weak cold front is dropping into the Ohio Valley today, bringing an increase in showers and thunderstorms. This is the first of two fronts making a run at us as we roll into the upcoming weekend. These fronts never actually clear the region, but we are watching for one that will later next week. That one may get  a boost from the tropics.

Today is another windy, warm and humid day with scattered storms going up. By later this afternoon and evening, a line of showers and storms will then drop in from the north and northwest. That line can put down some very heavy rains for a few spots and I can’t rule out a strong storm or two.

Track away…

Our front will slowly lift back to the north on Friday, keeping the threat for a few showers and storms going into the weekend..

Highs are generally hitting the low and middle 80s.

That brings us to next week and the potential for tropical trouble to develop in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico. The timing on such a system may coincide with the western trough sliding east finally.

The Canadian continues with the Gulf storm that slides northward along a front into our region…

The GFS is sniffing out the same idea, but doesn’t develop the system as much as the Canadian does…

Both of those finally break down this summer pattern and introduce us to some real deal fall.

Have a great day and take care.