Chance for isolated thunderstorms, humidity increasing Wednesday in Cleveland: Weather forecast


One high resolution forecast model of the expected thunderstorms Wednesday. If loop does not automatically repeat, click the image.  

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The dry, sunny weather is coming to an end today in Cleveland. Thunderstorm chances are back, and it’s looking like your best bet of storms is in the afternoon. Winds shouldn’t pick up too much, so an umbrella should do the job of protecting you from the showers. However, chances are slight at 30 percent because coverage is looking very scattered and isolated. 

With a river of moisture adding to the scattered storm chances, humidity will jump as well, making it feel a bit uncomfortable. Afternoon temperatures will top off at the low 80s, and dew points are in the upper 60s which signals that moist atmosphere.

The moisture and rain chances are popping up due to an incoming weak cold front from the upper Midwest, and southerly surface winds dragging in warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico. Fronts initiate rising motion in the atmosphere, which makes the air more unstable, and therefore more conducive to forming precipitation.

The Storm Prediction Center says the storms shouldn’t become severe.

Wednesday’s severe weather outlook. 

Check out the forecast:

Temperatures

Temperature forecast. 

Precipitation chances

Precipitation forecast. 

Winds

Wind speed and direction forecast. 

Sunrise: 6:23 a.m.

Sunset: 8:43 p.m.

Pollen level: 6.9/12, medium for grasses, dock and nettle

Air quality: Moderate

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Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com’s meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @KelTellsWeather.



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