A small break

Not much happening today…as of now
Posted at 2:46 PM, Jul 21, 2020

It’s been a quiet Tuesday, but still very hot and humid. Temperatures are again reaching the upper 80s and low 90s and with tropical dew point temperatures, the heat index is running in the upper 90s and low 100s. We will continue with a break from the storms, but a few will still flare a little later this evening.

Though we still sit close to the stalled front that’s been sitting over the Ohio River Valley, we have two things working in our favor to keep storms at bay. For one, the stalled front has been lifted north as a warm front bringing the activity into Central Indiana and Ohio. The second feature keeping activity out of Kentucky has been the addition of higher atmospheric pressure in the region. Even with these new features, the heating will still allow a few showers and storms to fire this afternoon, although coverage will be a lot less than yesterday. Later tonight and more through the day Wednesday, the cold front portion of the storm system will move closer. This will push the high further away and lower the pressure. Scattered rain and thunderstorms will be numerous through the day Wednesday and again on Thursday as the cold front draws closer and eventually passes. Temperatures will follow suit and cool slightly going into late week. We will dip below the normal of 86 degrees for a few afternoons. Southerly wind flow will return for the weekend bringing an increase in temperatures and humidity going into next week.