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Heat and humidity building back

Cincinnati Forecast - July 20th, 2014-slide0
Mike Groenke

A large pool of deep moisture in the atmosphere brought cloudy, showery, and very cool conditions to the Tri-State over the past few days. The disturbance responsible for this has pushed off to the east even allowing for some sunshine to return late Sunday afternoon. A ridge of high pressure in the upper atmosphere will build in on Monday signaling a return to normal summer weather.

Expect a foggy start particularly in fog prone areas on Monday morning. Once the fog burns off, we will see plenty of sunshine and warm weather across the region. Lows will start out in the mid-60s and head for the upper 80s by late afternoon. With the dew point heading up into the middle to upper 60s, you will definitely feel the mugginess in the air.

The high pressure ridge will be at peak strength on Tuesday leading to even hotter weather. Highs are expected to soar into the lower and nearly even middle 90s. Keep in mind that this is not abnormal especially for the middle of July. However with the lack of recent heat, it may feel exceptionally hot. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids and take breaks in the shade if you must be outdoors for an extended period of time.

A cold front will approach from the northwest on Wednesday. Out ahead of it, sunshine will help boost temperatures once again above the 90 degree mark. Clouds will build during the afternoon and eventually lead to scattered thunderstorms by Wednesday evening. At this point in time, it appears widespread severe weather is not likely due to relatively weak winds in the atmosphere. Stay with examiner for the latest updates.

Cooler and less humid weather will return on Thursday.

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