Ohio Weather Alert: Storms, High Temps Loom Before Fourth of July

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Wilmington, OH – Ohio residents are gearing up for severe thunderstorms and sweltering heat today, just ahead of Fourth of July celebrations on Thursday. The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a warning for damaging wind gusts and heavy downpours. Citizens are advised to seek shelter indoors if warnings are issued.

According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms forming this afternoon and evening may produce dangerous conditions. With heat and humidity combining to make it feel around 100 degrees, it’s crucial to stay hydrated if venturing outside. The severe weather outlook places much of the state in a moderate risk area for thunderstorms, increasing the potential for disruptions.

Today’s forecast predicts a high of 90 degrees with a 50% chance of thunderstorms. Windy conditions are expected from 5 AM to 8 AM, peaking at 10 AM with gusts reaching up to 30 mph. By afternoon, temperatures will soar, hitting 90 degrees by 3 PM. Showers are likely to continue into the evening, with a 30% chance of rain.

Looking ahead, Thursday’s forecast shows a 65% chance of rain with temperatures ranging from 71 to 83 degrees. Friday will see a 55% chance of rain, and temperatures will remain consistent with a high of 83 degrees. The weekend offers some respite with sunny skies and highs of 81 and 82 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Monday’s forecast predicts partly cloudy skies and a high of 85 degrees.

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