Very Warm, Stormy Week Ahead
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND STORMS ALL WEEK; TEMPS IN THE 90S
Today brought some stronger thunderstorms to our area, with reports of a few trees downed this evening in Lee County and other storms turning briefly severe north and east of Columbus. These storms should begin to weaken late this evening, but we cannot rule out a rogue shower or thunderstorm the rest of the night.
Northwest flow aloft will bring disturbances down from the Ohio Valley and Midwest into our area through the week. They will interact with a stalled boundary over the Fall Line to set the stage for showers and thunderstorms being likely each day this week. Most of the storms should occur in the afternoons and evenings; morning to midday should be partly to mostly sunny before things start to develop.
Highs all week will be in the lower to middle 90s as warm temperatures aloft are over the area. The clouds and rain will be a blessing, else temperatures could be higher. With the increased moisture content, though, heat index readings will likely eclipse 100 and may touch 105 in some areas, especially those that escape rainfall. Continue to do the usual things that you do in the South in summer to keep you hydrated and safe.
Slightly drier conditions are in store for the weekend as we go back to isolated to widely scattered coverage of showers and storms.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker