Storm System Moving Into Central Ohio


UPDATED: Saturday July 26, 2014 8:04 AM

Your Doppler 10 Forecast

This Morning:    Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60’s.
This Afternoon:    Partly cloudy with the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Warmer and more humid. High 85.
Tonight:    Showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight. Some heavy rain is possible overnight especially southwest of Columbus. Low 70.
Sunday:    Showers and thunderstorms in the morning could have damaging winds and heavy rain. Afternoon storms have an isolated tornado and hail threat. Storms taper off in the evening. High 85.

Special Information:   
 
Today will be the best day for outdoor plans before a strong storm system brings the threat for severe storms to Ohio. It will be warmer and more humid today with highs in the middle 80’s. Skies will be mainly partly cloudy but a few showers and thunderstorms could pop up this afternoon before wet weather becomes likely overnight. All of Ohio is under a slight risk for severe storms beginning overnight Saturday and going through Sunday. Parts of southern Ohio will see a more rare moderate chance for severe storms Sunday afternoon/evening. The Saturday overnight storms could have heavy rain and lead to some flooding. We’ll be watching a round of storms on Sunday morning that could have damaging winds and more heavy rain.  A stronger threat for severe storms will come on Sunday afternoon and early evening. During that time storms could have tornadoes, hail and damaging winds. Storms will taper off late Sunday evening and much cooler air settles in for the new work week with another round of below average highs.
 
 Alerts:  SPC has placed central and southern Ohio under a slight risk for severe storms overnight Saturday with heavy rain the main threat. All of Ohio is under a slight risk for severe storms Sunday afternoon/evening. There is a MODERATE risk for severe storms for parts of Southern Ohio on Sunday. Threats include: tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds.
 
Inconvenient Weather:   Showers and thunderstorms will be on and off beginning overnight Saturday through Sunday evening. There is the chance for severe storms Saturday overnight and Sunday afternoon/evening.
 
Planning Your Day:   Daytime and evening plans should be fine with partly cloudy skies. There is the chance for some scattered showers and storms later this afternoon, but storms become likely after midnight tonight.
 
Stats:  Averages 85/66  Record High: 102  (1934)  Record Low: 52 (1911)
Sunrise: 6:24 am, Sunset: 8:51 pm

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