The weather is active today. with low pressure over the lower Great Lakes riding a frontal boundary on the edge of the Midwest heat dome, which will interact with a stream of muggy air to trigger rounds of storms.

The Storm Prediction Center has a wide swath of the country straddling the I-70 and I-80 corridors in a slight risk for damaging wind gusts with this dynamic system, and an enhanced risk in the Mid-Atlantic region, where a spin-up tornado is possible.

A complex of thunderstorms brought rain and a few storms this morning. After an early afternoon lull in the rain, breaks of sunshine and a cold front drifting south will spark late afternoon and evening storms, with the potential for strong and possibly damaging wind gusts with stronger clusters of storms.

Behind the front, much cooler and less humid weather will bring a nice weekend. A weak front could clip Ohio Sunday with a few spotty showers, and then reinforce the pleasant northwesterly flow the first week of August.

Forecast

  • Thursday: Mostly cloudy, muggy, showers, storms. High 84
  • Tonight: Showers ending. Low 66
  • Friday: Early clouds, clearing, cooler. High 78
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 79 (56)
  • Sunday: Partly sunny, afternoon shower. High 81 (62)
  • Monday: Sunny. High 79 (58)
  • Tuesday: Sunny. High 81 (58)
  • Wednesday: Sunny. High 83 (60)