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A warm front brought several rounds of heavy rain and thunder to central Ohio Sunday evening and Sunday night. Today, that front has lifted well north of us leaving behind warm and muggy conditions.

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With weaker wind shear in the atmosphere today, organized strong thunderstorms are not expected. However, the heat and humidity are combining to produce moderate instability which has led to a few pop up thunderstorms. This threat will continue this evening but diminish heading towards midnight.

Hot sunshine will help to heat the temperature back up into the 80s once again on Tuesday. With slightly stronger wind shear, thunderstorms may have a better chance to get organized. However with the cold front still well to our west, activity will remain scattered. The stronger shear will mean a slight risk for a few storms to turn severe with strong gusty winds and hail being the main threats. The best chance for storms will be late afternoon and through the evening hours.

The aforementioned front will very slowly progress east on Wednesday and bring some showers and thunderstorm to the region Wednesday morning. Depending on how much sunshine breaks out Wednesday afternoon, another round of strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday evening. Stay with examiner.com for the latest forecast updates. Highs will be slightly cooler back into the 70s.

An area of low pressure will develop and ride along the frontal boundary Thursday as it finally crosses the region. This means rain is very likely and even a few thunderstorms. Highs will hit the lower 70s but temperatures will crash Thursday night into the 40s by Friday! In fact, highs may struggle to hit 60 degrees on Friday behind the cold front. A few pop up showers will remain possible both Friday and Saturday but widespread rain is not anticipated.

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