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Soupy summer weekend

Cincinnati Forecast - August 22nd, 2014-slide0
Mike Groenke

It has been a humid and stormy week across the Tri-State. Some locations have been slammed with multiple rounds of heavy thunderstorms. These storm complexes have been riding around the periphery of a large ridge of high pressure in the upper atmosphere located across the nation’s midsection. This ridge of high pressure will continue to bring very typical late August weather to the Ohio Valley.

That ridge of high pressure will build farther north this weekend. On Saturday, thunderstorms are forecast to develop near the region again with the highest threat being near and just southwest of Cincinnati. Highs on Saturday will vary based on whether you get hit with storms early on or not. In general, we are looking at highs in the upper 80s.

Rain chances will decrease on Sunday as the high pressure ridge continues to build farther north. Highs could push 90 degrees Sunday through Tuesday as hot high pressure remains in control. Our flow turns more southwesterly ahead of an approaching trough (or dip) in the jet stream next week. That trough will send a cold front our way late next week. Until then, it will remain extremely muggy and quite warm.

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