Mostly Quiet Weather Through Early Thursday...Then Turning Wet
It was a loud night around parts of our area as some thunderstorms rolled through. Those storms took a while to get going yesterday thanks to a disturbance that passed in the morning. That system (which produced a little rain in Ohio Monday morning and clouds elsewhere) stabilized and dried the air for much of the day in West Virginia. As a result, storm development started out farther west near Cincinnati and the heaviest weather dropped south along I-75. As a result, most of us missed out on severe weather...in fact from I-64 north we hardly got much, if any rain. Southeast Kentucky did pick up a healthy amount but it's all gone now. The cold front responsible for that will settle into the Coalfields today and many of us will enjoy some quiet weather. Expect a mix of sun and clouds across the area today with a high reaching 86 degrees this afternoon. Most of us will be dry today but some isolated showers and storms are apt to pop down in southern WV and KY...south of I-64. Even there the coverage is sparse but just keep an eye out for sky changes. Again, though...most of us are quiet today.
Tonight looks partly cloudy and pretty nice as winds turn into the north with that front sagging farther south. Dewpoints will fall as some patchy fog develops. That light northerly flow tomorrow should spell some really nice weather for most of us. In fact, Wednesday looks similar to what we experienced this past Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will reach about 84 degrees with dewpoints falling into the 50s and plenty of sunshine. The only exception may be right near the Virginia border where a shower could pop up near the front...but most of the moisture with that front will be farther south.
The weather will tae a wet turn on Thursday as a potent wave of low pressure tracks out of the Missouri Valley and either right along or just north of I-64. That will bring widespread rain, and possibly thunderstorms, to our area by Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. 1+" of rain seems likely for much of the area into Friday morning, and if that low tracks farther north the possibility of severe storms will also be present late Thursday. While the low departs Friday morning some scattered showers will linger until afternoon when it should dry out. Expect a mainly gray end to the week but hopefully a dry evening for outdoor events. It should be cool with a high near 80.
Fortunately the weekend appears in pretty good shape at this point, with intervals of sun and clouds Saturday but a dry forecast. Temperatures should max out a comfortable 83 degrees. Sunday will feature more sunshine and a high of 87 and we should be up around 90 on Monday ahead of a cold front that will bring some scattered afternoon storms to kick off next week.