Summer & Storms; Perfect Together?

Isolated Severe Weather
Welcome to Summer!    That’s at least what the calendar says.    While it’s been hot of late, some thunderstorms will help temper the heat for a bit.   The first wave of higher moisture is funneling in from the western Gulf of Mexico, as well as Louisiana and Texas.    This is part of the same batch of moisture that we were watching over the western Caribbean a few weeks ago.   The end result as it moves through tonight will be pockets of brief heavy rain and strong winds.

Meanwhile, a cool front across the Midwest and parts of the Mississippi Valley will press toward us on Friday.   This feature, working in conjunction with the already extreme humidity will bring a bit of a greater risk of damaging winds and heavy downpours.  Caution is advised when traveling.   The worst of these storms may miss some areas south of Columbus, but it’s best to stay ahead of the weather; to be safe.

Hit/miss storms will redevelop Saturday, primarily during the afternoon and evening hours before things quiet down for the second half of the weekend.   Hotter weather will return then, but it’s a trade off for no severe weather.

A few thunderstorms will criss-cross the area early next week before we settle into a typical Summertime July pattern.

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