It's hot as all get out out there... Again - high temperatures reached back above the 90° for the third day in a row, our longest stretch of such since the July 25th, 26th and 27th. While conditions will remain dry both this evening and overnight, the heat won't necessarily subside over the coming hours; we'll only fall to 78° by 10 PM before morning lows settle around 73° (our warmest start to a day in two weeks). Believe it or not, things are about to get even more uncomfortable.
Afternoon high temperatures will reach back into the upper 80s and low 90s during Wednesday and Thursday; dew point values however, will soar back into the mid 70s - that means that despite the stray shower, storm and added cloud cover both days, it could feel as hot as 101° at times! As far as that rainfall is concerned, isolated showers and thunderstorms will be possible between 11 AM and 6 PM Wednesday and again north of the Ohio late Thursday morning and afternoon. The heaviest anticipated rain unfortunately, will be reserved for Friday.
The remnants of Hurricane Laura, currently centralized in the Gulf, may make a beeline for the Tri-State after the tropical system makes landfall along the Texas/Louisiana coastline early Thursday morning. The latest model data indicates that the tropical depression (formerly known as Laura) will reach our neck of the the Ohio Valley late Thursday night before exiting east Friday night/Saturday morning. By the time it's all said and done, some areas south of the Ohio could see an additional 1.25" of rainfall from Laura alone.
We'll continue to keep a very close eye on Hurricane Laura and it's projected path in the coming days.
Wear Your Mask.