Severe Weather Update (July 18th)

Strong to severe storms are a possibility later today along a slowly Southward moving cold front here in WC Ohio. The font is a weak one, but when it’s moving into an air mass like the one we have in place (VERY HOT) it doesn’t take much to spark off storms. As of this morning the National Weather Service has the entire state of Ohio under a slight risk for severe weather.

With very little wind shear expected, tornadoes are not much of a concern. But as is typical during the summer time, high winds and hail are the biggest concern. Here is a projected radar image at 3 PM this afternoon.

As the cold front works into the region it will be moving into an unstable environment thanks to our recent very warm temperatures. Expect showers and thunderstorms to develop in the region by about 2 PM and last through the evening hours. Storms will weaken and dissipate into tonight when the daytime heating is lost. I’ll be watching!




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