Sunshine returns and more comfortable air

Clearing skies and seasonal temperatures
Ketch of the Day - Yellow Field
Posted at 3:00 AM, May 16, 2022

It will be a gorgeous evening out there tonight and overnight into Tuesday as skies stay clear and temperatures dip into the low to mid 50s. A good night to open the windows in the house and save a little bit of money!

The clear skies will carry on into Tuesday with slightly warmer temperatures. Highs on Tuesday will be in the mid to upper 70s, which is right around normal for mid-May in the Tri-State.

Wednesday and Thursday will be our more active days this week. A frontal boundary will setup over the Ohio Valley, basically laying across a west to east line. Rounds of showers and storms will then follow that line through our area on both days. We will need to monitor the chance for severe weather with this storm activity. The SPC already has a "marginal risk" of severe storms over our area on Wednesday. We also need to keep on eye on storm cells that produce heavy rainfall.

Wednesday Warm Front
Wednesday Warm Front

As the front lifts a little more to the north on Thursday, we'll have more heat to work with (highs in the low 80s) and higher dew points and moisture levels too. So we'll need to watch that day as well for the risk of severe storms.

Wednesday Severe Weather Outlook
Wednesday Severe Weather Outlook

After that the heat will really ramp up, and I think we might even have a chance at seeing our first 90-degree day on Friday… Right now I am going with a high of 88° but not out of the realm of possibility that we reach the 90s in some communities.

Clear skies
Low: 54

Sunny and warm
Low humidity
Low: 78

Clouds increasing
Showers possible late
Low: 58

Showers and storms
Some may be strong
High: 76

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