Another beautiful day–warmer but with comfortable humidity for one more day. High pressure will drift to the Atlantic Coast, circulating warmer air, with highs topping out around 90 degrees. Some clouds will move in overnight, with higher humidity keeping early morning lows from falling below 70 early Friday.

Red, White & Boom! will be very warm and sticky, leading to spotty pop-up storms. With increasingly muggy air, individual storms will be capable of gusty winds and brief heavy rain. Nighttime cooling (sunset 9:04) should start to calm things down Friday evening, though a few showers will drift through the region ahead of a sagging cold front overnight. 

The front will settle across southern Ohio Saturday afternoon, bringing an end to scattered showers and storms along and north of I-70.  The front will stall near the Ohio River, where showers and storms will linger through Sunday, while the weather turns slightly cooler and much drier in northern and central parts of the state. 

Heat and humidity will start to build back Monday, with an isolated storm in the north on the Fourth of July, as temperatures climb back toward 90 degrees. The weather will remain unsettled early next week, with weak disturbances triggering scattered showers and storms. High will average in the upper 80s.

Forecast

  • Thursday: Sunny, warm. High 90
  • Tonight: Mainly clear, milder. Low 71
  • Red, White & Boom!: Partly sunny, muggy, pop-up storms p.m. High 92 
  • Saturday: Morning clouds, few showers, late clearing. High 85 (69)
  • Sunday: More sunshine, warm, showers south. High 87 (66)
  • Fourth of July: Partly cloudy, warm, evening storm north. High 89 (68)
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, humid, few showers/storms. High 89 (70)
  • Wednesday: Partly sunny, few showers/storms High 87 (69)