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9/9 Update - The Big Change Arrives... Tailgating and Festivating Forecast

Much-needed rains greet everyone today, with scattered thunder in there too. Temperatures are noticeably cooler, with highs headed down to the 70s for the next several days.

9/9 Update - The front that came through yesterday is now long past us, and high pressure is on the way. However, there's always a little transitional period in which the northerly winds on the front end of the high pressure's arrival will be oriented with the Great Lakes, and will blow in clouds and sprinkles to go with the cooler temperatures. Here's how we look on the surface map:

HPC - Surface Map - Sunday PM

A "front" is called a front because it is the leading edge (or, front) of a new air mass coming to town. As this new cooler, drier air mass arrives, it will clash with the existing/departing air mass ahead of it. In our situation, it will primarily result in some puffy cumulus clouds in the afternoon as the wind flow continues to be off the lakes. In our far northern counties, the possibility exists for a few brief showers to scrape through.

Going forward into next week, we'll see a prolonged period of sunshine and pleasant temperatures, before a warm-up once again returns.

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Good Saturday everyone!

After a week chock-full of days near 90, we've finally arrived at the end of that line. A cold front is sweeping through today, and with it the showers that our lawns have been begging for. I know the tailgaters out there won't be too happy with it, but there's a good shot of getting it over with before kickoff of the Marshall game (and Ohio U, Kentucky).

Keep a check on the radar below for the specifics, but here's the model breakdown of the rains by time:

Saturday Late AM Saturday Afternoon
Saturday Evening

So bring the rain gear for a good chunk of the day, but the rain will be moving progressively through. It will take a while for the ground to dry out, so bring a towel for your seats to the game :-)

The best part about the situation (in my opinion) are those temperatures. Check out these 90-free numbers:

GFS - MaxTemps - Saturday GFS - MaxTemps - Sunday GFS - MaxTemps - Monday

Much nicer... Thank you... :-)

Going beyond this weekend, a huge area of high pressure rides in and brings us another dry stretch of days-- but this time without the heat. Sunday will be a transitional day, with afternoon cumulus clouds popping up (even a scattered inconsequential shower). Next week would be a great week for a vacation ;-)

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

From the Storm Prediction Center (below): Click For a Larger Image

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Temperatures HD Doppler Radar Estimated Rainfall Active Warnings
Current Temperatures HD Doppler Radar Estimated Rainfall Active NWS Warnings
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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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