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Brief break from summer ends soon

Cincinnati Forecast - July 5th, 2014-slide0
Mike Groenke

We have seen absolutely spectacular weather here in the Tri-State for the past two days. In fact, it is hard to get any better weather especially in early July! Make sure you get outside and enjoy it today because summer is making a big come back this week.

High pressure has brought sunshine and a dry air mass to our region for the July 4th holiday. However that same high pressure will move to the east on Sunday and clockwise winds around it will mean a southwesterly flow setting up for Cincinnati. This will lead to a gradual increase in the humidity throughout the day. When the dew point goes above 60, you start to feel that moisture in the air. The dew point will rise from the lower 50s in the morning to nearly 60 by the evening hours on Sunday. Other than that, expect another very nice day. We will see plenty of sunshine and highs in the middle 80s.

Summer is back in full force to start the next work week. Highs will push nearly 90 degrees on Monday and you will really feel the increase in humidity as the dew point pushes 70 degrees. With the heat and deep moisture returning, thunderstorms will become a possibility again. A weak boundary may spark a few thunderstorms in the morning, but the highest chances will be during the afternoon and evening hours. A few of the storms may become strong and produce gusty winds, small hail, and torrential rainfall.

A stronger disturbance will ride the frontal boundary nearby on Tuesday bringing and even better chance for storms.

Slightly less humid air may make an intrusion back into our neck of the woods briefly for the middle of the week but early indications are that next weekend will feature summer turned up to full blast once again.

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