Tropical Depression Laura will curve northeast across southeastern Missouri into Kentucky this evening, spreading tropical moisture northward. The remnant tropical low/circulation center will pass to our south early Saturday, before exiting the Mid-Atlantic coast over the weekend.
Another muggy day is in store for us, with scattered showers and storms becoming more numerous early to mid-afternoon, aided by daytime heating and very humid air. A few storms could contain gusty winds and heavy downpours into the early evening before weakening.
An upper disturbance will interact with a cold front sagging southeast tonight to keep rain and storms around early tonight, coupled with the remnant circulation of Laura late tonight. Most of central Ohio will receive beneficial rainfall, locally up to an inch in places through midday Saturday.
After some scattered showers ahead of a cold front interacting with residual tropical moisture, the remainder of the weekend looks great, with high pressure building in Saturday night and Sunday providing fair skies, cooler temperatures and much lower humidity. The next chance for showers will come on Tuesday and Wednesday with a front stretching out across the Ohio Valley.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, muggy, showers, storms developing p.m. High 86 Tonight: Showers, storm. Low 69 Saturday: Showers, storm, some clearing p.m. High 82
Sunday: Mostly sunny, pleasant. High 78 (57)
Monday: Partly sunny, nice. High 80 (58)
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers, storms. High 81 (65)
Wednesday: Showers, storm, some sun. High 83 (63) Thursday: Partly sunny, pop-ups. High 83 (66)
Have a good weekend! -Ben