A few showers and possibly a stray thunderstorm could pop up this evening, but the majority of Ohio will stay dry tonight. The stage is set for more widespread rain tomorrow, mostly during the late afternoon and evening. We have plenty of moisture available to fuel thunderstorms as our cold front arrives, and ahead of it, we'll see highs back in the upper 80s and low 90s.
The entire state is under a Marginal Risk of severe storms from the Storm Prediction Center for Tuesday. While severe weather will not be widespread, a few of these storms could produce damaging straight-line winds and possibly large hail.
The threat for storms will remain through Wednesday afternoon, before we begin to clear out late Wednesday into early Thursday. From there, we'll enjoy plenty of sun and cooler temperatures into the weekend.
Tonight - A few, very isolated storms are possible, mainly across western Ohio early. Otherwise expect partly cloudy skies and muggy conditions overnight. Lows will hold to within a few degrees of 70.
Tuesday - Scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. A few storms could be severe. Highs in the upper 80s and low 90s, with heat indices in the mid to upper 90s.
Wednesday - Scattered thunderstorms, with a few possibly producing strong winds and large hail. Highs in the upper 80s to near 90.
Thursday - A stray shower south early. Then clearing, with cooler temperatures. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
Friday - Mostly sunny and dry. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
Saturday - Mostly sunny and still pleasant. Highs in the low to mid 80s.