Pop-Up’s Continue to Have Marginal Risk of Severity

Top of the morning to you! Welcome back to our page! That stormy trend we’ve been seeing will carry on into today and the rest of the week. On the bright side, we’ll continue to have an archive of phenomenal weather photos on our Twitter!

Thank you to Kyle Pierce for tweeting us this photo! Look at those clouds!

Forecast on Repeat

This morning, there’s a possibility that you’ll see some patchy fog on your way to work. We’ll see this clear up relatively soon as temperatures leave the dew points in the dust once again. For now, be cautious when driving!

Today’s forecast doesn’t stray far from those that we’ve seen this week thanks to that all-too-familiar summer trend. Our high for the day will reach 90 degrees with dew points remaining in the 70’s throughout the day for constant humidity.

Not much variation in dew point, as shown by the HRRR model (Pivotal Weather)

We will continue to see the start of chances for pop-up storms throughout the area within the first few hours of the afternoon. However, there will be more mature cells developing in the southern counties of WABBLES around 3pm. These have the potential to produce torrential rainfall, gusty winds, and lightning.

Storm outlook for 1-6pm, via the HRRR model (Pivotal Weather)

Below are some photos of storm damage we saw yesterday in Butler County. Chances are, we will see more of these today. We will continue to tweet updates of storm developments, watches, and warnings for you, so don’t forget to follow us!

How Lightning Can Effect You

So far this week, lightning has been a main threat with the severity of our storms. Over the last decade, our country has had an annual average of 27 lightning deaths. We stand at a total of 8 fatalities so far this year, which are shown by state on the graphic below.

Original map edited by forecaster for easier interpretation (National Weather Service)

To stay safe, we encourage you to take the sound of thunder as a cue to take shelter immediately. The National Weather Service advises for you to remain indoors for at least 30 minutes after you hear the last rumble of thunder. Please do what is necessary for your safety!

That’s all for today! Stay hydrated and healthy, WABBLES! Follow us on our other social platforms (Twitter / Facebook / Instagram).

wx 7/22/20

Scattered strong storm chances continue today as a cold front approaches from the northwest.

Posted by Landon Hampton on Wednesday, July 22, 2020