This upcoming weather system is going to have more of an impact on the northeast states compared to our region, but it will have an impact nonetheless. An area low pressure was swinging through the Ohio river valley and was moving east/southeast.
Out ahead of it we had some moisture this morning which caused a few sprinkles here and there. However, there is clearing off to our west that will push in through the late morning. Meanwhile the low will continue to move east and will create some scattered showers just to our northwest.
The showers will mostly stay to our west through the day. However a few showers will try to sneak in late in the afternoon into the evening. Our Future Trak model shows a few showers just west of us by 5pm. I think a few could come in by then.
The cold front (above map) will work through the area this evening. The chance for rain will pick up. We’ll keep scattered showers overnight into tomorrow even though the front will have cleared the region. The reason is that the area of low pressure will strengthen off to our northeast. Plus, some upper level energy will swing through our area behind it. So we aren’t looking at thunderstorms, but scattered showers will continue.
Both of these lows (upper and lower level) will push out by Thursday. Then we’ll be dry going into the weekend. (Which looks great by the way!). All in all we are looking at a couple tenths of an inch in the region between today and tomorrow night, but they are expecting several inches in the northeast states.
Temps will rise to the low 70s today. Then we’ll be in the mid 60s tomorrow and Thursday. We’ll steadily rise into the upper 60s to low 70s over the weekend. Winds will be southwest today at 8-12mph. Tomorrow they will increase to 10-20mph with gusts to 25mph. They will run from the northwest through tomorrow evening. We’ll stay breezy on Thursday.
In the tropics there is one area that has a medium chance for development over the next couple of days. Near the Bay of Campeche there is a cluster of thunderstorms that is getting better organized.
Even if it does become tropical, it will eventually interact with the same cold front that will impact our region. Therefore it will probably become non-tropical again down the road. We’ll continue to monitor.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler