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Overnight: mostly clear, low in the upper 60s. Thursday: chance for isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms, high in the upper 80s, wind southwest 5-15 m.p.h. Thursday night: mostly cloudy, chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms, low near 70. Friday: mostly cloudy, chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms, high in the mid 80s, wind southwest 5-15 m.p.h.
Southerly winds will supply warm humid air at the surface. A small mid-level disturbance will move across our area on Thursday. The combination of the disturbance, humid air and afternoon heating could create enough instability to generate isolated showers and thunderstorms, If storms do develop during the afternoon, their outflow boundaries could produce enough rising motion to cause new storms and that process could continue into Thursday evening. A second and slightly stronger mid-level disturbance will move across Ohio on Friday. This stronger disturbance could generate a cluster of showers and thunderstorms that might move from northwest to southeast across the state. It looks like warm humid air will be here through the weekend and a chance for showers and thunderstorms will continue. **Atlantic Tropical Disturbance** At 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday an area of low pressure was located near latitude 16.4N and longitude 58.8W which put it about 200 miles east of Guadaloupe and about 1550 miles east-southeast of Miami, Florida. The low was moving toward the west-northwest at 21 m.p.h. It had a maximum sustained wind speed of 40 m.p.h. and the minimum surface pressure was 1009 mb. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft investigated this disturbance and found that the circulation around the low was poorly defined. The plane did find some winds to tropical storm force north of the low. This low could develop into a tropical cyclone and people along the southeast coast should monitor this system. **Eastern North Pacific Tropical Storm Karina** At 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday the center of Tropical Storm Karina was located at latitude 14.7N and longitude 136.7W which put it about 1260 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. Karina was moving toward the south-southeast at 3 m.p.h. The maximum sustained wind speed was 60 m.p.h. and the minimum surface pressure was 999 mb. **Eastern North Pacific Hurricane Lowell** At 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday the center of Hurricane Lowell was located at latitude 20.3N and longitude 122.3W which put it about 815 miles west of the southern tip of Baja California. Lowell was moving toward the northwest at 3 m.p.h. The maximum sustained wind speed was 75 m.p.h. and the minimum surface pressure was 982 mb.
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