You probably noticed a steady increase in the temperature over the weekend. Highs today will be even warmer pushing 90 degrees by late afternoon. The humidity will be on the rise slowly throughout the day as well. You will really notice the humidity by tomorrow when the dew point surges up close to 70 degrees making it feel extremely muggy.
A large ridge of high pressure in the upper atmosphere will be centered west of Ohio this week. This ridge will bring sunny, dry weather to the region today. However, a few weak disturbances will ride the periphery of the ridge tomorrow and Wednesday bringing the chance for thunderstorms.
Highs on Tuesday will top out in the lower 90s making it possibly the hottest day of the week. As the afternoon heat builds, a few pop up storms will be possible. The best chance for storms will be towards late afternoon hours and especially east of Columbus. There will still be a risk for a pop up storms anywhere though.
A better shot at organized thunderstorms will come Tuesday night into Wednesday as a stronger disturbance and weak cool front drop down from the north around the ridge of high pressure. Some storms could be strong with gusty winds and small hail. Highs will consequently be a bit cooler on Wednesday in the middle to upper 80s.
The heat ridge will be only slightly suppressed for the second half of the week. This means it will be still be humid but just a tad cooler with highs in the upper 80s. The 90 degree weather will build back in by next weekend though.
The full 7-Day forecast can be found in the slideshow!
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