A Hall-O-Washout This Thursday

In situations like this I wish I really did have control over the weather, but unfortunately our Halloween here in West Central Ohio is looking like a VERY damp one.

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This is thanks to a strong cold front moving into the Buckeye state late Thursday afternoon and evening. Forecast models have been pretty consistent all week-long so far in showing rain and thunderstorms beginning to move into West Central Ohio by about 3 or 4 PM on Thursday.

Futurecast shows rain moving in around 4 PM

Futurecast shows rain moving in around 4 PM

As you can see, by about 4 PM the front is still off to our West. Throughout the evening as the cold front nears we’ll also feel winds picking up as well to the tune of 15 to 25 mph with stronger gusts possible closer to sunset.

A risk for severe weather will also be present here as well, but the main concentration for severe weather for now looks to stay South of us. Here is a look at the NWS’s outlook for Thursday.

A slight risk for severe weather extends all the way from the Gulf up into Southern Ohio

A slight risk for severe weather extends all the way from the Gulf up into Southern Ohio

Even though we’re not included in the slight risk area, a strong wind potential will exist with any thunderstorms that form along a cold front that will move through around midnight Thursday.

Sustained winds will pick up to 20 to 30 mph with the front passing through

Sustained winds will pick up to 20 to 30 mph with the front passing through

Again, our severe threat is low here in West Central Ohio, but due to the strength of the upper level winds with this system damaging winds are a real possibility late Thursday evening and overnight. Keep it tuned to Your Hometown Stations for all the latest as this storm develops.

-Kyle

 

 

 

 

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