Who Is Ready For Some Cooler Temperatures?

Thursday marks the 5th day in a row that we have reached at least 90 degrees here in Lima! As hot as it’s been, it’s still hard to compare to last summer when we had 3 days at or above 100 degrees in the month of July. Still though, it has been HOT outside! Once you get above 90 degrees, it all starts feeling the same to me anyways 🙂 We have one more day of this 90 degree heat before a cold front moves through tomorrow night bringing an end to this heat. Until then we are still under a HEAT ADVISORY for the entire region.

HEAT

A Heat Advisory means…….

Heat Index Criteria

We will stay dry for the majority of he day Friday with more heat and humidity expected. But as a cold front approaches the region, showers and thunderstorms will move in out of the North after the sun sets. Because of this, The National Weather Service has basically the Northern Half of the viewing area under a SLIGHT RISK for severe storms.

DAY 1 OUTLOOK

Current forecast models have a cold front moving through the region during the overnight hours Friday into Saturday morning. This is not an IDEAL time for storm development due to the fact that it will not be during the daytime when we have peak heating. However, the threat for severe weather will still have to be monitored due to the fact that the front moving through is a pretty strong one (for July standards). Here is where the front and associated thunderstorms are expected to be by about 11 PM Friday evening.

Kyle RPM 12KM Futurecast

Again, as the front moves towards us into the overnight hours, I would expect any storms along it to begin to weaken. But we still do have the possibility of seeing some strong storms, maybe a few severe, as the front moves through. We’ll look to stay dry up until after sunset Friday, and then all eyes will be on any storms developing along the front as it moves through. I’ll be sure to keep you updated!

The good news is that once the front clears the region, we are in for some MUCH more comfortable weather. Join me at 10 and 11 tonight with all the details on Your Hometown Lima Stations!

-Kyle

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