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Nice, but not perfect weekend weather

Cincinnati Forecast - August 9th, 2014-slide0
Mike Groenke

A stalled out frontal boundary lies just south of the Ohio River this morning. That frontal boundary position is what helped keep more significant rain away from the city yesterday. With the front nearby, a few scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible. The highest chance will be south of the river today with a slightly better chance for everyone on Sunday.

Highs today will make it into the lower 80s and perhaps even middle 80s in a few areas that get more sunshine. Because the storms will be few and far between, there is certainly no need to cancel outdoor activities. However you may want to keep the umbrella nearby just in case. The same goes for Sunday as well. Dew points in the 60s will increase to near 70 on Sunday meaning it will feel muggy both days. Highs on Sunday will head for the middle 80s everywhere.

While it is not picture perfect this weekend, it really is not too bad considering that it is mid-August. A stronger disturbance in the atmosphere will bring a much better chance for showers and thunderstorms on Monday. We may start the day with a few showers before sunshine encourages more storms to build late in the day. Highs on Monday will be in the middle 80s once again.

A cold front will swing through on Tuesday meaning a continued threat for thunderstorms. Much cooler weather will return by Wednesday with highs struggling to hit the 80 degree mark. Lows could dip back down into the 50s late in the week as well thanks to much lower humidity.

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