A weak core of low pressure churning atop the Tri-State generated scattered showers and thunderstorms on and off during the afternoon and evening. With the way that low has set up above the Ohio Valley, a lot of spin was embedded within some of those thunderstorms we dealt with earlier on. Multiple reports of funnel clouds and even a few reports of damage (due to some of those rotation thunderstorms) made for a fairly active evening across the Tri-State to say the least. Despite some additional shower and thunderstorm activity though, the rest of the night should remain quiet and relatively tranquil. Overnight low temperatures will dip to into the upper 60s and low 70s area-wide and leave us with a mild and muggy start to our Wednesday.
Heat and humidity will continue to fuel pop-up shower and thunderstorms on and off throughout our Wednesday ahead so be sure to grab the umbrella before you head out tomorrow morning. Temperatures will quickly climb back into the mid to low 80s across the Tri-State tomorrow, but the high humidity could make it feel as warm as 86° at times Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately, things are only expected to get hotter throughout the Ohio Valley - Thursday will be 83° with scattered showers and storms but will feel more like 88°. Friday will be 89° with isolated rain chances, but dew points above 70° could drive heat indices into the mid 90s that afternoon!
While it appears as though we'll finally catch a break from the rain chances on Saturday, the mercury will still reach the upper 80s and low 90s and that swampy fell to the atmosphere will make it feel more like 95° that day. The isolated rainfall is expected to return for the end of the weekend, but so too will the 90s - we'll wrap the weekend up on a hot note; the current model data suggests that we'll hit 90° even on Sunday with a slightly more tolerable dew point in the mid 60s. Now there are some hints that we could finally see relief from the heat and humidity midway through next week, but up until then we're stuck with the upper 80s and low 90s.