The threat for severe weather will cap off an otherwise hot and humid July weekend. Temperatures will be on the rise Saturday as a rich supply of tropical moisture streams in off the Gulf of Mexico. the Storm Prediction Center shows Saturday's risk for severe weather will be well north of the Tri-State:
The yellow highlighted area is just ahead of a cold front that will drop toward the Ohio River by Sunday afternoon and evening, thus shifting the risk for severe storms over the northern portion of the Tri-State:
The front may stall out along or just south of the Ohio River Sunday night through Monday, so we are also in the risk zone for the start of the work week:
The main threat with any severe storms will be large hail and damaging winds, but we can't rule out an isolated tornado or two. Unseasonably cool air will fill in behind the front for much of next week. Heavy rainfall, and localized flooding will also be possible in the Sunday afternoon to Monday time frame:
Be sure to stay aware of changing weather conditions and watch for updated posts on the First Alert Facebook page and on 14News.com as well as on the air through the weekend.