Mother Nature is giving the Tri-State a very muggy summer weekend! A ridge of high pressure in the atmosphere has brought in the heat and humidity. As it slowly moves to the east today and tomorrow, scattered thunderstorms will begin to work into the region.
With clouds and a few showers, temperatures have been slow to approach 80 degrees today. With some sunshine expected to peak through later this afternoon, highs will still make it into the lower 80s. Expect a few pop up showers and storms to develop through the evening hours. It will be a warm and muggy evening with temperatures in the 70s.
Sunday will bring a better chance for more scattered thunderstorms. Areas between storms will see highs in the middle 80s with temperatures cooling off in the spots where it rains the hardest through the afternoon. Severe weather is not anticipated although a few storms may produce gusty winds. Torrential rainfall and localized flooding will be the main concerns.
The ridge of high pressure will re-assert itself on Monday causing rain chances to go down and temperatures to go up. We’ll see highs head for the lower 90s with only a slight chance for a few popup storms due to the heat and humidity.
A cold front will slowly work towards the region on Tuesday. Out ahead of it, sunny skies will lead to another hot day in the lower 90s. Storm chances will ramp up by the evening hours as the front approaches. The boundary will hang up temporarily near the area on Wednesday which will lead to a continued threat for scattered thunderstorms.
There is some good news in the forecast for the upcoming holiday weekend. It looks like Canadian high pressure will work its way into the Ohio Valley to bring much cooler and less humid weather!
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