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Tracking Early Week Storms

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 14:52:02-04

We’re tracking a few storms around the region today as the next storm system approaches. A warm front passing has strong storms around us, but is also sweeping moisture-laden air and sending it into the Ohio River Valley. This will be fuel for storms today and tomorrow. If you’re not under the rain, you’re under the clouds and feeling the additional saturated air.

A deep low pressure center is moving across the Mississippi River today and as it does, weather is getting turbulent in the Eastern Plains and Ohio River Valley. Severe thunderstorms are firing off west of us, while we seem to be dealing with only garden variety storms as of now. Otherwise, conditions are cloudy and warm. Temperatures have made it to the low to mid 80s and we’ll tick up a few more before we close the day out. Later today, storms may become strong and we could see a few severe even. Strong wind gusts will be the more dangerous threat, but torrential rain, lightning, and small to moderate hail is also possible. The cold front tomorrow will be responsible for the better weather we see starting midweek!