Heavy Rain and Cool Weather?
A cold front moving east from Illinois is should spark some thunderstorms this afternoon. Severe weather shouldn't be a risk today, rather heavy rain. Storms that have developed already have been known to train over the same location for a couple hours at a time. A storm in just southwest of downtown Columbus has produced over three inches of rain in an hour already today.
ILN radar at 3:35pm
So far today storms have stayed west of I-71, but expect all that activity to move east in to this evening.
Impact of this system
Just like last weekend, this cold front will usher in a large trough that should dominate the weather for most of the eastern US. And just like last weekend, this trough should shield the east coast from yet another tropical system.
Tropical Storm Danny sits stationary, a few hundred miles due south of Cape Hatteras, NC. As this cold front pushes east, the upper level winds should move Danny quickly to the northeast.
Forecast track for Tropical Storm Danny
I've not talked about this storm, because I really don't think it will amount to much. With the majority of the thunderstorm activity to the east of the storms center, and wind sheer about to rip it apart, I don't see it getting stronger than 45mph winds. I give it a 20% chance of landfall at Nantucket.
Aside from Danny, this trough will also bring us cool temperatures. It's possible we don't even reach 70 on Sunday! You'd be hard pressed to find a day in the 60's in August. For the rest of the week, we may not even reach 80.
Just another chapter to one of the strangest summers in a while.
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