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Brief relief from summer

Cincinnati Forecast - August 28th, 2014-slide0
Mike Groenke

A weak cool front slid south through the Tri-State on Wednesday sparking a few thunderstorms. Perhaps more important is that it also drove down the humidity a little bit! You likely noticed that it felt a little better when you stepped outside this morning. Unfortunately, this will not last very long!

The dew point has dropped from the lower 70s (tropical feeling!) to the lower 60s. Keep in mind that a dew point of 60 degrees is the threshold at which it begins to feel muggy. So it is still a little humid today, but it certainly not nearly as bad as it has been lately. Expect plenty of sunshine today and highs in the middle 80s. A stray storm in our far southwestern counties (Switzerland, Owen, Ohio) cannot be ruled out but it looks like a generally dry day.

The higher moisture is not all that far away and as soon as winds turn back to the south late tomorrow afternoon, the humidity will spike up once again! The influx of moisture may spark a storm or two after dark tomorrow night as well. However it appears most of us will stay dry with highs near 90 degrees.

The all-important holiday weekend is approaching! The weather forecast is a bit of a mixed outlook this time around for the unofficial end of summer. With the soupy air returning, thunderstorms will become possible again. Expect just a few scattered storms on Saturday with the highest threat being Sunday. This means the fireworks downtown could be in jeopardy. Stay tuned as that forecast gets tweaked over the next couple days.

Right now it looks like storm chances go down a little Monday but do not go away altogether. Regardless, it will be a hot and very sticky three day weekend for the Tri-State.

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