The remains of Barry move east today, but we still will be dealing with moisture at least in parts of Ohio through the entire day. Showers and thunderstorms can bring an additional 25″-.75″ with 70% coverage, but a additional 10% can see higher rain totals drive by stronger thunderstorms. Rains actually end in western and NW Ohio this afternoon, but it takes longer in southern and eastern OH.
Dry tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. Temps will start to ramp up in that period, and we will be well above normal. Humidity levels will be high as well, leading heat indices in the triple digits at times. The map at right shows high temperatures for Saturday.
Sunday we have more sun and heat, but that heat will trigger some instability and from there some scattered showers and thunderstorms. Timing is up in the air at the moment. We see a front sagging into Ohio early Monday and then working farther south through the rest of the day. In reality, the Sunday action may end up being a precursor to that just pulled forward some. In any case. We look for combined moisture from Sunday late afternoon through Monday at .25”-.75” over about 60% of the state.
Behind that front, we are dry for the rest of the 10 day window, from next Tuesday through Friday.
The extended period still can support some pop up thunderstorm action next Saturday, but then we get a better organized system for Sunday the 28th and Monday the 29th over the region, with rain totals from .1”-.5” and coverage at 70%. The atmosphere may attempt to build in a little more of an active pattern to finish the 16 day forecast window, with additional showers and thunderstorms for the 30th and 31st, bringing rain totals combined at .5”-1.5” and coverage of 60%. Turning out partly sunny and dry for August 1.