LIVE: Cold front triggers a few severe storms, lower humidity by Friday


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The weather will turn active across the Ohio Valley into the Mid-Atlantic region as a weak cold front pushes into a warm, muggy air mass.

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Storms that developed across northern and eastern Ohio mid-afternoon created a focus for additional strong to severe storms forming farther southeast. A few storms will develop on the western end of the frontal boundary across central Ohio west across Indiana and Illinois.

The primary storm threat will be damaging winds and hail with stronger cells southeast of Columbus, where a number of thunderstorm warnings have been issued.

The timing of frontal passage is critical, since areas that received stronger heating have greater instability and energy east of the I-71 corridor and south of I-70, extending into western New York and Pennsylvania.

The good news is that behind this front, for the third weekend in a row we will enjoy cooler and less humid conditions, with highs in the low 80s in central Ohio and mornings in the 50s to low 60s!

On Aug. 7, 1918, a record high temperature of 98 degrees in Columbus marked the final day of a historic heat wave, after highs reached 103 and 102 degrees on Aug. 5-6, the hottest ever recorded in the city in August.

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