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Overnight: mostly cloudy, rain likely, low in the upper 60's. Friday: rain throughout the day lessening near the evening, high in the mid to upper 80's, southwest wind 5-10 m.p.h. Friday night: mostly cloudy, isolated showers possible, low in the upper 60's. Saturday: partly cloudy, isolated showers possible, high in the mid 80's.
Warm humid air will continue to flow into Ohio from the southwest because of lower pressure to our west and higher pressure to our south. High surface dewpoints indicate plenty of moisture is present for weather to be rainy for the next couple days. Some scattered showers will be in the area overnight Thursday but more organized and consistent rainfall will effect Central Ohio during the morning and afternoon hours Friday. Rain will be present most of Friday due to a mid-level disturbance that will pass across the state and provide extra uplift for moisture. Rain will lessen later Friday and into Saturday as slightly drier air moves in, but isolated showers will remain possible on Saturday. **Atlantic Tropical Disturbance** At 8:00 a.m. EDT on Friday a large broad area of low pressure was located near Puerto Rico and about 1080 miles east-southeast of Miami, Florida. There appeared to be two smaller centers of circulation embedded within the larger low. One center was northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico and the other center was about 120 miles south of Puerto Rico. The broad area of low pressure was moving toward the west-northwest at 22 m.p.h. The maximum sustained wind speed was 40 m.p.h. and the minimum surface pressure was 1009 mb. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft investigated this disturbance on Thursday afternoon 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 a.m. EDT on Friday the center of Tropical Storm Karina was located at latitude 14.8N and longitude 135.8W which put it about 1315 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. Karina was moving toward the east at 5 m.p.h. The maximum sustained wind speed was 65 m.p.h. and the minimum surface pressure was 997 mb. **Eastern North Pacific Tropical Storm Lowell** At 5:00 a.m. EDT on Friday the center of Tropical Storm Lowell was located at latitude 21.5N and longitude 123.4W which put it about 870 miles west of the southern tip of Baja California. Lowell was moving toward the northwest at 8 m.p.h. The maximum sustained wind speed was 65 m.p.h. and the minimum surface pressure was 987 mb. **Eastern North Pacific Tropical Storm Marie** At 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday the center of Tropical Storm Marie was located at latitude 12.8N and longitude 101.0W which put it about 290 miles south-southwest of Acapulco, Mexico. Marie was moving toward the west-northwest at 18 m.p.h. The maximum sustained wind speed was 45 m.p.h. and the minimum surface pressure was 1004 mb.
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