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A couple rounds of strong storms possible today and early tonight

Daily weather summary graphics created by your Youngstown Weather Examiner
Daily weather summary graphics created by your Youngstown Weather Examiner
Jason Warren

A cold front will move through the lower Great Lakes and across northern Ohio today. An area of showers and thunderstorms will overspread the area later this morning and continue into the afternoon hours. Then, we should see a break in the activity for a few hours before the arrival of a vigorous short wave late in the day. Thunderstorms are expected to redevelop late this afternoon and continue through this evening. Shear will be high enough to support a few severe storms today.

Forecast Map: July 8, 2014
Jason Warren

Once the storms end later this evening, skies will become partly cloudy. A secondary cold front will arrive on Wednesday bringing a few widely scattered showers and storms to the area.,

High pressure will finally build across the area Wednesday night with sunny skies and low humidity expected on Thursday.

Here is the forecast: For today, partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs will be around 80. Winds SW 10-15 mph.

Tonight, partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s. Winds W 5-10 mph.

Wednesday, partly sunny with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s. Winds W 10-20 mph.

Wednesday night, partly cloudy with lows around 60.

Thursday, mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s.

Extended Analysis: High pressure will drift eastward across the region Friday and Saturday. We will see dry weather on Friday, with a slight chance of thunderstorms returning on Saturday as humidity levels begin to climb.

A cold front will move across the region on Sunday bringing the threat of widespread showers and thunderstorms.

Here is the extended forecast: Thursday night, mostly clear with lows around 60.

Friday, mostly sunny with highs in the low 80s.

Friday night, partly cloudy with lows in the low to mid 60s.

Saturday, partly sunny with a chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s.

Saturday night, partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid 60s.

Sunday, partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s.