Storms on Wednesday will bring nice correction to our weather

Cbus Weather Nerd

A couple of days in the 90s after an almost 3 week break from the 90s.  Now we have the combo of heat and humidity making it feel like its in the upper 90s during the afternoons.

Wednesday will be a slightly cooler day, upper 80s, but the humidity will easily make up for that, with dewpoints pushing up into the low to mid 70s… gross!  By the afternoon hours we will see showers and storms that will be moving into the state from the west/northwest.

These storms will be pushing into the Columbus metro, and the I-71 corridor in the afternoon and early evening hours during peak heating.  We will have plenty of potential energy to work with.  I think some of these storms along this boundary could be strong to severe.

You can see on Wednesday the Storm Prediction Center has placed much of our area under a “Marginal” or low end risk for severe storms on Wednesday.

The biggest risk for the storms on Wednesday will be strong gusty winds associated with some of the storms.  Also, we may see frequent lightning as well with some of these storms.

The other risk, possibly a bigger risk, is the fact that some of these showers and storms may produce brief periods of heavy rainfall. 

In fact, NOAA has us under a low end risk of excessive rainfall on Wednesday as well.

Once this front pushes through we should start to see drying conditions on Thursday with temperatures struggling back to around 80 during the afternoon.

If you have questions about storms, rain, cold fronts, or any other weather, email me, dmazza@wcmh.com

-Dave

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