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Update - Tracking the storms that bring a welcome cool-down

...You can't go from the mid 90s with heat advisories down to the low 80s without a little bit of action...

Update (2:00pm) - The Storm Prediction Center has now issued their Severe Thunderstorm Watch. This map should update like the others to help you follow the action.

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Greetings everyone! I hope this blog update finds you in good spirits today. After such a nice start to the day (you get some yardwork done too?) it's time to watch the skies and keep track of that frontal line to our north, because there is a developing history of strong/severe storms along it.

The Storm Prediction Center has our friends in the northern counties under a "slight risk" for severe weather later today. Here is the breakdown of the different threats:

All in all, this is a 'typical' event that may come our way during the course of a given summer. Notice the minimal tornado threat, and the greatest risks being the potential for gusty winds (>58mph). Given the energy available, this thing will be hitting our counties north of I-64 during the prime heating hours of the day-- so watch for the greatest probability for severe weather reports to come from there (sections of WV and OH). Also, this will probably be a time where some of us will be under both a Severe Thunderstorm Watch and a Flash Flood Watch (check out the tracking maps below for the latest).

The models continue to indicate that our front-brought storms will not make it far enough through the region to give us a good Sunday. Here's the NAM:

Sunday will have a scattering of showers during the early part of the day, and then another batch during the second-half that can have a rumble or two. Over-all, the weather pattern next week can be called 'unsettled': Many dry hours each day, but hard-pressed to make it through rain free.

Here are your tracking maps below for the afternoon action:

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking
Accuweather Radar
Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking
Accuweather Radar
 
Activity Overview
Storm Outlook
Watches
 
 
Activity Overview
Storm Outlook
Watches
 
 
Potential Watches
Storm Reports
 
 
Potential Watches
Storm Reports
 
 
Temperatures
HD Doppler Radar
Estimated Rainfall
Active Warnings
 
 
Temperatures
HD Doppler Radar
Estimated Rainfall
Active Warnings
 
 
7-Day Forecast
 
 
7-Day Forecast
 

Have a great day everyone!

-B

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