It's going to be a rainy start to the week in Cincinnati, as showers and thunderstorms move through the area Monday, followed by high temperatures and humidity later in the week.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook, warning of thunderstorms expected to develop Monday afternoon and evening. Some severe storms are possible, with damaging winds and large hail as the primary threats, and a tornado cannot be ruled out. There's also the possibility of locally heavy rainfall.
[5:20 AM] A cold front will interact with an increasingly moist and unstable air mass today to bring the potential for showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be strong to severe. Stay weather aware! pic.twitter.com/OKizMiWSd2
— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) August 1, 2022
On Wednesday, the combination of heat and humidity will result in heat index values between 95 and 100.
Highs will remain in the upper 80s and low 90s through the rest of the week, with more showers and storms possible.
Detailed Cincinnati forecast
Monday: Patchy fog before 9 a.m., then partly sunny with a high near 88 and showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5 p.m. Tonight, partly cloudy with a low around 70 and showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Tuesday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Wednesday night, mostly clear with a low around 75.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 90 and showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 86. A chance of showers before 8 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90 and a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90 and a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Source: National Weather Service, Wilmington.
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Weather: Storms Monday, then heat and humidity this week