We need rain. Game on - it's on the way. Keep your umbrella handy today, tonight and tomorrow and remember - DO NOT drive across flooded roadways!
Since the beginning of meteorological summer, June 1st, we have seen about three inches less rainfall than is normal so far this summer in Toledo.
Our gardens, lawns and crops need a good drink and most of us will be seeing that at some point today, tonight and tomorrow. A warm front lifts across and north of Ohio this morning and will usher in a very humid airmass. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will move through all day. Some of these t'storms will deliver some very heavy, localized rainfall, expecially this afternoon and early this evening.
These storms will be slow movers with no upper level (jet stream) flow to move them along. With torrential rainfall under these t'storms we could see some localized flooding/high water. Remember - to not drive through flooded roadways with moving water! It's going to be very humid this afternoon with highs in the upper 70's.
The widespread showers and storms will become more spotty in nature overnight as we loose daytime heating. It will remain very muggy with overnight lows in the mid 60's. Expect more scattered showers with a few isolated t'storms Tuesday as a cold front approaches. Highs top out in the mid 70's during the mid-afternoon hours.
Showers and storms roll east with the front on Wednesday and another BIG dome of Canadian high pressure moves into the region. We've seen it all summer and more sunshine and comfort is in store for the remainder of the work week with low humidity values and highs in the mid and upper 70's. We'll get back into the 80's by next weekend and right now it is looking like a dry one. Stay tuned...