Tracking the return of a stormy pattern

Good Wednesday, folks. Much of the summer has been plagued by rounds of showers and thunderstorms, so it should come as no surprise as to what’s ahead. Yep… a prolonged period of showers and thunderstorms is ahead of us.

A front is moving into the Ohio Valley and will put the brakes on. This means rounds of showers and thunderstorms will be moving across the state from west to east. These storms will increase this afternoon into the evening and a few could be strong.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed part of the region in a slight risk for severe storms. Here’s all you need to track the threat:

Today’s risk area
Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Localized high winds will be the main threat. The main threat from this pattern will be the heavy rainfall. The numbers may really add up through the upcoming weekend. Rainfall may average between 1″ and 3″ for much of the region. Locally higher amounts will certainly be possible and that may lead to high water issues.

This will also be a very muggy period… even as afternoon highs average cooler than normal.

Make it a great Wednesday and take care.

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