Summer-like weather patterns to bring storms

A warm front stalled across the northern third of the state is expected to wave back and forth across the Miami Valley Sunday and the next few days, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said Friday night.

Warm and humid air across central and southern Ohio will interact with the front to increase the threat of storms on Mother’s Day. A series of upper-level disturbances is expected to track, bringing with them waves of thunderstorms.

Some of these storms could be strong or severe because of the higher winds aloft interacting with the front. The Storm Prediction Center has all of the Miami Valley under a slight risk for severe storms Sunday.

The front is forecast to shift far enough north to decrease the threat of storms, however, the front will return southward, increasing the threat again by Tuesday.

On and off storms are expected to continue through the week.

With the front remaining draped across the region, the threat of occasional strong to severe storms will also linger.

Damaging winds, along with locally heavy rainfall, will be the main threat from the strongest clusters of storms.