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Fair conditions for Friday; Warm humid and stormy weather through the Labor Day weekend

By Joe Ebner - New Philadelphia, Ohio | August 28, 2014

Thursday brought refreshingly less humid and below average temperatures and a fantastic break from the warm muggy weather we had earlier this week. Today’s highs were well below what we normally would expect and with the dew point temperatures in the mid 50s, it was a great day to be outdoors in Tuscarawas County.

Tuscarawas County highs and lows for todayThe low humidity and cool temperatures are the result of much cooler and dryer air that dived south behind a cold front that crossed Ohio yesterday evening. That frontal boundary remains just south of us near the Ohio River. Conditions south of that boundary are still soupy for the folks down near the river and south into West Virginia.

Don’t forget about that boundary, though. It will eventually become a warm front and begin to creep back north this weekend to bring us a very warm and muggy day on Saturday.

For tonight, though, we’ll keep the pleasantly cool temperatures and low humidity going. Those fair weather cumulus clouds will diminish through the evening as we begin to loose the daytime heating. Our skies will become mainly clear overnight and downright chilly for late August with lows in the low 50s tonight. If you’re headed out tonight, a jacket or sweater might be something you’ll want to grab. It will cool off quickly after sunset this evening. Normally, we expect overnight lows to be in the upper 50s this late in summer.

That ridge of high pressure will move from the central Great Lakes to the East Coast by Friday afternoon. That sets up a southerly flow for us here in the Tuscarawas Valley. While it will be warmer on Friday, we really won’t see the real heat and humidity until Saturday. Still, Friday will be a mostly sunny day with our afternoon high around 80 to 82 degrees. The humidity will be decent too until we get toward the end of the day. By then we’ll start to notice it getting muggy again.

High School Football kicks off Friday evening. If you’re headed out to one of the area games, it will be warm with temps right around 80 degrees at kickoff. Lows Friday night will be around 62, but that will be early Saturday morning before we see it drop that low.

Saturday is simply going to be a hot, humid, and miserable day. That warm front will be well north of us by Saturday with a cold front stretching across Illinois. We’ll be stuck in the middle. I think we will see the hottest temperatures so far this summer on Saturday. Our only 90-degree day this summer was back on June 18 and I think we’re going to top that 90 degrees – maybe by a degree or three. Dew points will be in the upper 60s. Yuck.

Here is a look at the NAM model temperatures for 5:00 PM Saturday:

NAM model temps for Saturday

The hot and very humid conditions will also bring about an unstable atmosphere. Looking at the computer models, it won’t take much of a trigger to get thunderstorms to fire Saturday afternoon, but I think we will remain capped through much of the day. Still, I can’t rule out an isolated shower or storm especially mid to late afternoon at the peak of heating. No severe thunderstorms are likely and Saturday won’t be a wash out. We will have to watch for the possibility of a storm anytime later in the day.

By Sunday, low pressure will have moved into Quebec and that weak cold front that was in Indiana will drop southeastward across the central Great Lakes region. As of today, it doesn’t look like thunderstorms associated with the front will push much further than central Ohio and that puts us on the outer fringes of storm possibilities.

Chances are better for showers and storms on Sunday. Right now I’d say a better chance of activity late in the morning through the afternoon. FOR NOW. Things are a little fuzzy with this at the moment and tomorrow may bring a better picture on how this plays out.

The NAM’s idea of rain for Saturday afternoon:

NAM precipitation outlook for Sunday

Monday looks warm and humid with the chance of a stray shower or storm in the afternoon. It won’t be a wash out day, and that’s looking like the trend as we get into the next week with unsettled weather through mid week.


Today's Tuscarawas County Weather Forecast

A ridge will continue to move east of the area today. Low pressure will move east into the upper mississippi valley region today and force a warm front northeast across the region on Saturday. The low pressure system will move northeast into Southern quebec on Sunday dragging a weak cold front across the area. Another cold front will move across the area late Tuesday.


Patchy Fog

Partly Cloudy

Partly Sunny

Chance T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Showers Likely. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

Chance T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Hi 80 °FLo 63 °FHi 89 °FLo 69 °FHi 82 °FLo 68 °F
Expanded and Revised 7-Day Weather Forecasts for New Philly, Bolivar, Dennison, Newcomerstown, Strasburg, Sugarcreek, Zoar

Current Weather Conditions Across Tuscarawas County

Friday, August 29, 2014 06:00 AM -
Next Update: 6:15 am

Today's Weather Hazards  
Currently at Harry Clever Field...

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Obscured - Fog



Feels Like 51
Humidity: 96%
Dew Point: 50.0°F
Wind: NNE @ 0.0 mph (0.0 kts)
Gusting to: 3 mph
Barometer: 30.160 in. (1021.3 mb)rising
Rain Today: 0.00 in.
Visibility: 1/4 mile(s)
In other communities across the county:

  Temp     Dew Point Pressure Humidity Winds Rain     Last Report
New Philadelphia 51.1°F 49.6°F 30.135in. 95% ENE @ 0mph Gust 0mph 0.000in. 5:49 AM EDT
Sugarcreek 53.8°F 51.1°F 30.097in. 91% NE @ 0mph Gust 2mph 0.000in. 5:43 AM EDT
Dover 77.9°F 26.4°F 29.146in. 15% WNW @ 5mph Gust 8mph 0.000in. 2:00 PM EDT
Newcomerstown 51.3°F 50.4°F 30.127in. 97% SSE @ 0mph Gust 1mph 0.000in. 5:49 AM EDT
Strasburg 47.5°F 46.9°F 30.156in. 98% NNE @ 0mph Gust 0mph 0.000in. 5:45 AM EDT
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