Storm Team 4 Weather Alert Day: High wind warning tonight for rain, strong winds capable of causing damage

Forecast

HIGH WIND WARNING 10 P.M. – FRIDAY 10 A.M.

Thickening clouds will give way to mid-afternoon rain and a few rumbles of thunder that will continue through the early evening commute. Low pressure developing in the Lower Mississippi Valley will track north into the Ohio Valley tonight and across Indiana to central Michigan tonight, accompanied by showers and embedded thunderstorms. There will be a lull this evening between areas of rain, before stronger winds and severe storms arrive after 10 p.m..

Rain, heavy at times, later tonight will accompany strong storms,with a damaging wind and isolated tornado threat after 10 p.m. Wind gusts will exceed 40 mph and ramp up to between 50-60 mph late tonight in the wake of a cold front crossing the state. Winds will remain quite strong well after the rain ends around 4 a.m., gradually diminishing to 20-40 mph midday Friday.

Skies will partially clear Friday afternoon, with winds continuing to lighten, as low pressure departs across southeastern Canada. Cooler air will drop high temperatures back into the seasonable mid-50s.

High pressure will build in Friday night and Saturday, bringing a quieter pattern to start the weekend. Temperatures will warm quickly Saturday afternoon into the high 60s, with some cloudiness later in the day. A weak storm in the Upper Midwest will bring showers later Saturday evening, ending early Sunday. Chillier air will flow into Ohio behind the storm Sunday and Monday.

Forecast

  • Thursday: Cloudy, breezy, showers, storms. High 67
  • Tonight: Showers, storms, severe possible, very windy. Low 48
  • Friday: Mostly cloudy, windy. High 57
  • Saturday: Mostly cloudy, showers late. High 70 (40)
  • Sunday: Early showers, clouds, cooler. High 54 (49)
  • Monday: Partly cloudy, cool. High 54 (33)
  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 63 (40)
  • Wednesday: Showers. High 62 (48)

To check power outages during the high winds, visit the website for American Electric Power.

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