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Remnants of Hurricane Ian to Bring Rain for the Weekend
The National Weather Service
The National Weather Service(KOTA)
Published: Jun. 24, 2020 at 4:32 PM EDT|Updated: 4 hours ago
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We have been dry for most of the week and will continue to see calm weather today. High pressure towards the north of us that came in yesterday will help us keep the dry weather across the Mid-Ohio Valley. However, that will be coming to an end as we get to the overnight hours with the remnants of Hurricane Ian bringing in rain tonight and tomorrow. Today, we will see chilly temperatures again at the start with most places in the low 40s. We will warm up about the same as yesterday with highs in the mid 60s. Cloud cover will increase through the day, starting off with partly cloudy skies and then by the evening we will have mostly cloudy to cloudy conditions.

After weakening significantly over Florida yesterday, Hurricane Ian has strengthened back into a category 1 storm and will be making landfall once again in South Carolina today. As the storm moves back overland, it will rapidly decrease to a tropical storm by this evening and then a remnant low by tomorrow morning. Tropical storm force winds will be likely in the southeast portion of the county, but become very unlikely across West Virginia.

Ian’s impacts on the Mid-Ohio Valley will be limited to mostly rain and breezy winds. Winds will pick up on Saturday, but gusts will max out at around 30 MPH and that is well below the NWS Wind Advisory criteria. Rain will start to spread across the region by the overnight hours tonight and into tomorrow morning. Rainfall totals will be around the 1 to 2 inches along and east of the Ohio River and increasing towards the south and closer to the mountains. There is a marginal risk for excessive rainfall outlined by the Weather Prediction Center across the region. Localized flooding is possible, but a widespread threat is extremely limited. Due to the dry weather that we have been seeing of the past few weeks, this has increased the amount of rainfall needed to create a flooding threat. Dry soil and still active vegetation will help absorb most of the rain that we see this weekend.

Dry weather returns at the start of next week as the remnants of Ian exits the county. High pressure will build back in and clear our skies for Monday and through the middle of next week. Temperatures will still remain below average, as well, with highs only getting into the upper 60s by Wednesday. Fall continues to be in full swing as we start out the month of October across the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming northeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday

Rain likely before 11am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11am and 2pm, then showers after 2pm. High near 59. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Showers, mainly before 3am. Low around 52. Northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph.

Sunday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 66.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 66.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 42.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

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