Severe Storms and Flooding Rains Possible Starting Friday Evening
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Today and Saturday are First Alert Weather Days. Thunderstorms starting this evening will continue occasionally into early afternoon Saturday. Storms Saturday could be severe with heavy rain, hail and damaging wind gusts.
The high on Friday, observed at CVG, reached 82° and the low temperature was 64° as reported through 3 p.m.
Today started off comfortably but as the day progressed humidity increased and the “comfort factor” decreased.
The dew point temperature is a measure of humidity. Friday morning it was in the upper 50s which research has shown is comfortable to most of us. By 3 pm the dew point had surged into the low 70s and by most peoples standard that is sultry. We are stuck with this sticky air until late Tuesday.
Thunderstorms will be be numerous early Saturday and any storm cell could be strong to severe. In addition rainfall will be quite heavy at times and the risk of flash flooding and short-duration urban flooding is high into afternoon.
By early afternoon storms and torrential downpours will become spotty and the threat of flooding will subside.
Sunday will be very humid again with only a few showers and thunderstorms, while from early Monday into midday Tuesday rain could again be heavy.
By Tuesday afternoon humidity values will be dropping and a few pleasant days will follow.
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