Winds of change
I’ll have a special update later this evening. Stay tuned for that.
MM’s Wx Vlog
Today’s Afternoon Wx Map
A warm lifts north across the Ohio Valley today, bringing warmer winds to the area and a chance for mainly afternoon scattered showers.
Local Seven-Day Forecast
Sunday: Becoming windy, with scattered showers developing by afternoon. Mild. Rain likely overnight.
Monday: Mainly morning rain & storms. Windy. Some storms could be strong. Temps falling into the 40s by afternoon.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of mainly evening showers. Rain could be mixed with snow, especially overnight.
Wednesday: Mainly morning rain & snow possible.
Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy and mild.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers. Windy.
Saturday: Rain & storms likely. Some storms could be strong. Windy.
MM’s Wx Concerns
An approaching storm system will bring very gusty winds to the area by Sunday evening and Monday. These winds could gust to 30 + mph, which could be enough to lead to sporadic power outages. Winds of this nature can also make driving difficult in high-profile vehicles. Make sure outdoor holiday decorations are secure, as well as any outdoor furniture and trash cans.
Strong storms are possible Monday with a cold frontal passage. Damaging straight-line winds are the main threat.
Wintry precip is possible Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Right now it doesn’t look like there will be any impacts. I’ll keep an eye on that, though. If temps get cooler than expected, or there’s more moisture than expected, there could be some impacts.
Another strong storm system could bring the threat of severe storms on Saturday. I’ll keep a close eye on that .
Almanac for Yesterday
National High Temps for Today
National Low Temps for Tonight
24-Hour Temperature Change
On This Day in Wx History
1977- Baseball-size hail is reported in Putnam County.
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