TUESDAY WEATHER BRIEFING AUGUST 18

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Good morning! I back at it after a 3 day weekend. Woke up to the sound of thunder for the first time in….who knows how long. Of course, I could have stayed in bed and relaxed to the sound of raindrops but no, of course I sprang out of bed to check the radar and make sure we were not getting severe weather. Ah the life of a meteorologist.

The blob of rain brought some beneficial water to many lawns. Had about 1/3″ at my house in Boardman. Radar at 8:15am:

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What about the rest of today? As this disturbance moves away, we will get back into the some sunshine and it will be warm and quite humid.

NOW

There might be a pop-up shower or storm this afternoon and evening but the coverage will be pretty small. 4pm simulated radar:

4p

WEDNESDAY: 

Will feel like on Orlando afternoon with highs in the mid 80s and dewpoints near 70. Thunderstorm chances will be pretty small, probably 20-30%. Heat Index 90 or so:

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Cold front will approach Wednesday night. Ahead of it, there is a marginal risk for severe weather (mainly during day Wednesday) in much of western and central Ohio:

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THURSDAY: 

Cold front will roll through and showers and thunderstorms are likely….perhaps mostly in the morning. Timing does not look favorable for stronger storms but if things get going slower we may have to worry about strong/severe storms, mainly in western PA.

FRIDAY/WEEKEND: 

The front will be a “clean sweep”, in other words a distinct air mass change will occur behind it. MUCH less humid Friday and over the weekend. Sprawling high pressure will bring sunshine. Should be a great weekend! Warm Sunday.

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