A final line of showers and storms will accompany an eastward-moving band of rain associated with a weak cold front before midnight. 

No severe thunderstorm warnings were issued today for the slow-moving storms in central and southern Ohio, which brought locally 1 to 2 inches of rain in an hour, but a flash flood warning is in effect for Fayette Co. until 11:45 p.m. for roads covered with water in the southern areas. There were a few reports of small hail.

Our quiet, summer-like pattern became active as the humidity increased this weekend, amplified by an upper-level wave of low pressure over the Appalachians lifting northeast and joining a system in the Midwest. Temperatures reached the low to mid-80s for the fifth consecutive afternoon — about 10 degrees above normal — adding to the instability.

Sunday will be another unseasonably warm June-like day, with puffy clouds and sunshine and readings in the low to mid-80s. A few isolated cells could pop during the day due to strong heating.

Storms will develop over the Midwest and cross Indiana into western Ohio late Sunday night. Storms Sunday night could be strong, with gusty winds and heavy rain over western and central Ohio, weakening with the loss of heating overnight.

The weather looks to be cooler and more seasonal next week, with highs in the low 70s. Clouds will break up early Monday, as showers exit the eastern part of the state. Dry weather will continue, until a cold front approaches from the west late Wednesday, with showers and storms.

Forecast

  • Tonight: Showers ending, light fog late. Low 63
  • Sunday: Partly sunny, warm, storms at night. High 85
  • Monday: Early showers, clearing p.m. High 75 (61)
  • Tuesday: Partly cloudy, seasonal. High 71 (55)
  • Wednesday: Partly sunny, late storm. High 72 (52)
  • Thursday: Mostly cloudy, few showers/storms. High 76 (57)
  • Friday: Partly sunny, warm, isolated shower. High 82 (61)