Tracking Late-Day Thundershowers

Posted at 2:39 PM, Jul 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 14:39:33-04

We are tracking some heavy rain makers this afternoon. Scattered thundershowers have been popping up over the last few hours. All the ingredients were present. There’s plenty of moisture and instability. All the atmosphere needed was a little nudge, and it got that from a weak shortwave tracking through the Ohio Valley. With a juicy atmosphere, torrential rain and flash flooding will be the primary threats. Storms will fade closer to sun down with the loss of heating.

The rest of the week will include at least stray storm chances. Otherwise, the heat and humidity remain the big weather story. Tomorrow will be a very similar story to today with spotty afternoon thundershowers and highs near 90°. The Fourth of July may turn our to be the hottest and driest day of the week. We are tracking highs in the lower 90s and heat indices in the triple digits. A more noticeable storm threat will arrive Friday as a cold front drifts towards the Ohio River.