A Hot Friday With Thunderstorms To Cool Us Down

9/4/2014

Tomorrow may be one of our last chances to reach 90 degrees for the remainder of the summer thanks to a cold front that will pass through late tomorrow evening here in West Central Ohio. During the day temperatures will easily warm into the upper 80’s along with continued dew points hovering around 70 degrees, that means another hot and muggy day.

But the warmth will NOT last into the weekend thanks to a cold front expected to move in by the end of the day Friday. With this front moving into such a hot and muggy environment, showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop by the late afternoon hours across parts of Indiana and Michigan. Based on the latest forecast models, these storms will track East/Southeast into West Central Ohio by the late evening hours. Here is a look at Futurecast by 8 PM Friday evening.

8 PM Future

This will likely end up being a broken line of showers and thunderstorms moving through West Central Ohio in the 8PM to Midnight timeframe. Headed out to a football game tomorrow night? Be sure to keep an eye to the sky!

The good news is that these storms should mostly stay BELOW severe limits. Isolated wind damage is possible, but the overall severe threat will be low thanks to a general lack up upper wind support (wind shear) as these storms move through. Here is a look at some of that shear, notice the higher shear values (darker blue and purple) stay WELL north of the area into Friday afternoon and evening.

Shear Friday

Without this wind shear support the storms that develop along this cold front will have a hard time maintaining themselves. Good wind shear allows storms to develop longer lasting updrafts that can lead to stronger storms. A few of these storms could be on the strong side, but the overall threat remains low at this time. An isolated damaging wind gust is possible along with possible flooding where slower moving storms set up.

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Even though the severe threat is low, there is a good chance thunderstorms will be in the region. If you’re headed to a football game be sure to stay up to date on the latest forecasts and radar. There is no better way to do that than with our Storm Authority Weather App which can be downloaded for free!

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-Kyle

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