Still feeling the heat before the big weekend change

Temperatures once again knocking at the 90s, with just a few storms approaching later today. The better rains are still off in the distance, lining up for our weekend-- with cooler skies on the way.

Greetings for your Thursday! Thank you for stopping by the weather blog :-)

Today's weather places us just out ahead of a weak cold front that will scrape through later this afternoon. This front has been the birthing point of several squall lines of storms that have raked the Ohio Valley, stopping short of our area and fading each time. The prognosis for another one of those thundery squall lines is lower today because of all the already spent energy, but it is something we'll keep an eye on just in case. Here's the surface map for later in the day:

HPC - Surface Map - Thursday PM

It's typical for summer: A weak cold front, followed by a weak area of high pressure, etc. etc. Because the temperatures are going to hit 90 this afternoon, it's the dynamics at thunderstorm level that will become most important. Unfortunately that means we'd have to wait until we see how the situation develops before everything becomes clearer, but it does look to be a minor thing over-all. I bet a lot of us don't even see any rain from this thing.

The weekend though, that's a different story. A stronger system comes through then, and brings out the umbrellas. However, this system is becoming more progressive on the last few model runs, and, well, have a look at the GFS:

GFS - Saturday AM GFS - Sunday AM

So while Saturday doesn't look the greatest for the college football games, Sunday is becoming more and more salvageable. Remember, behind this front will be much cooler temperatures (dropping back to the 70s). Perhaps we'll get that fall feel yet for the first weekend of the NFL season :-)

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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