April 14, 2024

Heat, Storms in the Forecast for the Week Ahead

RACINE, Ohio – The heat is on this week as temperatures could approach 100. The heat will not be the only weather factor this week as severe thunderstorms are also expected for the area.

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook notice for southeast Ohio, northeast Kentucky, and portions of central West Virginia, northern West Virginia, southern West Virginia and western West Virginia.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Tuesday, with the area being under a marginal risk for severe weather. The main threats are damaging wind gusts and heavy downpours, with isolated water issues possible with any slow moving thunderstorms. In addition, heat indices Tuesday through Friday will reach the middle to upper 90s at lower elevations, possibly approaching 100 on Wednesday and Thursday.

Daily Forecast

Monday, August 9
High 91 – Low 70
Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Overnight a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday, August 10
High 89 – Low 71
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inche, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Overnight a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday, August 11
High 89 – Low 71
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Overnight a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Thursday, August 12
High 91 – Low 71
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms, also possible after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Overnight a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, wiht a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Friday, August 13
High 89 – Low 65
A chance of showers before 2 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2-4 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Overnight showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., then a chance of showers after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Saturday, August 14
High 85 – Low 60
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Overnight partly cloudy with a low around 60.