Weather Changes on the Horizon

OSU Gibraltar Classcam at noon on 20 July 2022

Lake Erie weather swings at nature’s mercy.  The sun-filled and pleasant breeze which accompanies this early afternoon is about to become tumultuous, according to the National Weather Service Office in Cleveland, Ohio.

We will see a hot day with afternoon highs reaching the upper 80s to lower 90s across the area. Low level moisture and humidity will be abundant with dew points climbing into the lower and maybe middle 70s with south-southwesterly breezes today. Winds will become a little gusty ahead of the through the afternoon with gusts up to 25 mph possible.

Heat index values will approach the middle to upper 90s area-wide.  Overall storm mode expected will be line segments or multi-clusters.  There will be the potential for a couple discreet storms just ahead of the front which may pose a higher threat for severe weather, including an isolated tornado threat. Damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph will be the main hazard along with large hail with the strongest convection.