Rain mixed with sleet and snow… and as expected changed to ALL snow overnight. Early this morning, a lot of the Miami Valley saw light snow accumulation. Here are some of the snowfall totals reported by our Weathercheckers and via NWS reports:
While many of us do not enjoy snow this late in the season, it’s happened before. Here are some late-season snow stats:
We will be dry through the rest of the day, with lots of clouds through lunch… which will slowly break up during the afternoon hours. Temperatures will struggle today, however, and we will only see highs in the upper 30s. This is about 25-degrees below normal!
A big concern for early gardeners tonight, as we will see a hard freeze and some widespread frost. We’ll even be close to a record low!
Be sure to protect the plants in the ground, or bring in any potted plants that can’t withstand the cold. After a frigid morning Wednesday, the afternoon will see southerly winds and some sunshine… which will help push highs into the mid-50s. And 60s are back for the second half of the week!
Today, as a cold front moves in… we will experience gusty winds and rain through the Miami Valley. Keep tabs on where the scattered showers are by staying connected to Live Doppler 2HD. You can see the morning winds have been gusting:
We have a WIND ADVISORY in effect through 10am, as winds may get up near 45 or 50mph. This would cause some downed tree limbs, scattered power outages, and minor property damage. These stronger gusts will decrease to 30-35mph for the afternoon… so while not meeting advisory criteria, it will be windy all day. The winds will shift slightly later today as the front passes, and this will allow cooler air to move in, as well:
So the morning temperatures are the highest we will see today. We expect to drop down into the upper 20s tonight, and as this cold air moves in… rain will mix with sleet and snow… and eventually change to ALL snow. And, yes, we will see some light snow accumulation. Most spots have the potential to pick up an inch or so… slightly higher amounts across the northern counties:
Temperatures both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings dip into the 20s. I know all of this is very hard to take after we hit 80 DEGREES on Sunday! Many were out working in the yard this weekend… so as we drop below freezing, make sure to protect any plants you need to–bring in the potted plants for sure!
After morning rain showers we saw some sun breaking through the clouds this afternoon. It really was a gorgeous day with highs and lows above normal.
If you have any late evening plans skies will begin to clear and temperatures will slowly fall into the 50′s.
Temperatures will fall into the middle 40′s by Saturday morning. We’ll start off with lots of sunshine and see a few clouds later in the afternoon.
There’s a slight chance we may see an isolated shower pop in the afternoon as the warm front moves northward. If they do form they will be light and spotty.
Temperatures will be in the low to middle 70′s on Saturday and a few degrees warmer on Sunday.
We’re going to see a very breezy weekend with winds out of the south and southwest at 10-20 mph.
The breezy winds are going to pick up some of the pollen. If you have allergies especially to trees you may need to grab the tissue.
The winds increase Sunday as a cold front approaches. Ahead of the front we will be dry but as the front approaches Monday we’ll see a good chance of rain.
There is some pretty cold air behind the front. We *may* see a few wet snowflakes Monday night and Tuesday morning if the cold air arrives before the batch of rain moves eastward. Apparently winter isn’t finished just yet.
A cold front, and a wave of low pressure are affecting the Miami Valley this morning. This brought rain to the area overnight, and we will be dealing with showers through the rest of the morning. Here is the 7am look at Live Doppler 2HD… showing most of the rain across our northern counties:
Click HERE to get the most current image of the radar.
The heaviest/steadiest rain fell to the north of Dayton. Our Weatherchecker in Ft. Lorame (Shelby Co) reported .8″ this morning. Here are some other totals:
Once this system works through, we will dry out for the afternoon. You can see cooler air behind it… so we won’t be quite as warm as yesterday:
Expect highs in the mid-60s as the sun breaks out later today. Tonight, skies actually go mostly clear… before a few more clouds will develop on Saturday. Warm air surges northward again this weekend! As breezy conditions develop, highs will be increasing each day:
Rain chances will be fairly low this weekend. The best chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm is going to be through the first part of Sunday. I hope you get to be outside and enjoy this great weekend weather!
Morning temperatures are in the mid-upper 40s… it is a nice, cool start to the day! As southerly winds increase today… highs will climb up near 70-degrees across much of the region:
Very nice–BUT kind of gusty, as winds occasionally approach 30-35mph. Sunshine is in the forecast through the first part of the day, with clouds gradually increasing later this afternoon. By evening, our northern counties will see a few scattered showers or even a thunderstorm. This, as a cold front approaches the area. The front will move into the Miami Valley tonight, and we expect a good chance of rain area-wide. The showers will even linger into Friday morning, so some area roads will be wet for the drive to work:
Showers end by lunch, and clouds will even break in the afternoon tomorrow. Temperatures will be a bit cooler behind the front, with highs in the lower 60s. This is still right around normal… so not too bad. AND 70-degree temps are back for the weekend!
Most of the weekend looks dry, but there is the slight chance of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm.
High pressure to our southwest will keep us dry and sunny as we head through the day. Temperatures will be near seasonal norms… reaching the upper 50s this afternoon:
The high shifts east of us Thursday, and this will allow southerly winds to increase over the area:
The strong southerly flow will boost temperatures, and we expect highs tomorrow to be up near 70-degrees. The only issue will be increasing clouds late in the day, with the chance for a spotty shower or two (especially to the north and west) by evening. A better chance of rain will come overnight and into Friday, as a cold front moves in:
This will also cool temperatures slightly, with Friday’s highs in the low to mid 60s across the area. We will start a warm up again on Saturday, as we climb into the upper 60s… and right back into the 70s on Sunday. Right now the weekend looks to see a lot of dry weather… but there is the slight chance of a few showers late Saturday… and through the day Sunday. The chance is low–around 20 to 30 percent. Stay tuned if you have specific plans outside at a certain time. We will keep you posted on the latest forecast information on WDTN, Channel 2!
We had some pretty decent downpours yesterday and during the evening hours even some rumbles of thunder. Here are some of the rain totals called in by our Weathercheckers:
The rain ended early this morning, and we are back to dry conditions for awhile. The sun has even come out in spots! Clouds are expected to increase again this afternoon, and as some upper level energy swings in later today… we could even see a few more showers. Here is Futuretrac for the late afternoon/evening hours:
The rain will be gone by Wednesday morning, and while mid-week will be dry… it will still be cool. Highs will be near-normal in the mid-upper 50s. What we’re all looking forward to is a 70-degree day on Thursday! Winds will be increasing… so it will be breezy… but we will make it up near 70 with dry conditions and sunshine during the afternoon. Thursday night into Friday… the next cold front arrives:
This brings more showers, and a slight dip in our temperatures for the end of the week. But it won’t be a prolonged cool period… we warm right back up for Saturday and Sunday!
The thunder may have woke you up this morning as a batch of heavy rain moves through the Miami Valley. The good news is the severe thunderstorms will stay south of us. We’ll still see very heavy rainfall, gusty winds and foggy conditions.
Visibility is dropping to 1-2 miles. Watch out for patchy fog this morning
We saw 1-2 inches of rainfall yesterday and we may see an additional 1-2 inches of rain today. Because of this rainfall we have a Flood Advisory in effect for Dayton.
Some roadways that are prone to high water may be closed today. Make sure you “turn around, don’t drown” if you see a flooded roadway.
The batch of heavy rain will be here through 8am and will move eastward just before noon.
The winds are going to be gusty today too. We have a Wind Advisory in effect until this afternoon as a cold front moves through. This will produce wind gusts near 40 mph.
By 5pm for the evening rush the rain will be gone and we may see a few breaks in the clouds. Temperatures will start out in the 60′s this morning then fall into the 50′s by the afternoon as a cold front moves through.
Skies become clear over night as high pressure builds into the area for the weekend. That means dry conditions and sunshine for Saturday and Sunday.
Temperatures will be in the 30′s tonight and Sunday morning. So it will be cool but it will be dry for the weekend. We’re tracking another storm system that will bring more rain to the Miami Valley for Monday.
We’re tracking two batches of showers and thunderstorms. One will move through today along a warm front the other along a cold front later tonight and early Friday morning. We’re under an elevated risk of severe weather today and early tomorrow morning.
The main threat will be strong winds, some hail and very heavy rainfall.
There is a flood watch in effect for most of the area until Friday morning. We have the potential to see 2-4 inches of rain from both of these batches of rain.
This morning we’re seeing some scattered showers ahead of the main line of storms that’s in western Illinois as of 6am. The rain we’re seeing today is along a warm front. The heavy batch of showers and thunderstorms will move through between 11am and 2pm. So grab the rain gear if you’re heading south to see the Reds.
It appears we may get a break shortly after the evening rush hour. Thunderstorms will become scattered around 6pm which means we may have a dry first pitch for the Dayton Dragons home opener! Be prepared for the possibility of rain though just in case one of those scattered showers sticks around.
Later tonight and tomorrow morning we will be tracking the cold front that will move through the area. This will bring us round 2 of showers and thunderstorms.
Some of these storms may be strong and produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall. We may see some very heavy rain at times. Total amounts will approach 2 to 4 inches.
Once the front moves through tomorrow morning we will see conditions improve Friday afternoon and for the weekend.
High pressure builds into the area for the weekend. This will bring cooler temperatures for Saturday but a lot of sunshine for the entire weekend.
We’re starting out with some rain showers across parts of the Miami Valley this morning. Some areas north of Dayton have already picked up a half to three quarters of an inch. We’ll see some rain this morning, a lull for part of the day before more rain moves this way tonight.
Soggy conditions continue for the rest of the week. More rain moves into the area on Thursday and Friday. Thunderstorms are possible Thursday and some of them may be on the stronger side. Right now we are under an elevated risk of severe weather.
Clouds stick around through much of the day and into the night. Rain which may be heavy at times develops again tonight and into Thursday afternoon.
This storm system is taking its time moving through our area. On the northwest side of the low pressure, Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and parts of Minnesota will be seeing snow. For us all rain and a lot of it. Many areas have the potential to pick up 2-4 inches of rainfall. Some may surpass four inches within those heavier thunderstorms.
I do have good news for the weekend. Sunny skies return! Temperatures do drop into the 50′s for Saturday and Sunday.
We had a few showers this morning around the Miami Valley but they are now east of the area. We’ll see mostly cloudy conditions for the first half of the day but look for more sunshine for the afternoon.
A weak cold front brought the light showers and clouds this morning. It will be east of the area by the afternoon.
If you have any outdoor activities today is the day to do it. Clouds increase later tonight and rain is likely through the end of the week.
Temperatures stay above normal for this time of the year.
We’re tracking another storm system that will bring us the chance for rain on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Clouds increase later tonight with a few showers possible after midnight. Look for cloudy skies with on and off showers for Wednesday.
As the storm system gets closer there’s a better chance of rain on Thursday and Friday. Some of the rain may be heavy at times.
The monthly outlook for April from the Climate Prediction Center came out yesterday. It looks like we have the chance for seeing above normal precipitation with below normal temperatures.
I was at a conference over the weekend and noticed a white layer from my view in the plane. It was kind of neat to see the dusting of snow on the ground from the air but not to wipe it off my windshield! The snow that fell Saturday night brought our seasonal snowfall total up a bit. We’re still in the number three spot.
There’s still more winter weather out there across the US. While we’re going to be nice and mild today blizzard conditions will be seen across the northern plains.
We’re going to see sunny & mild temperatures through the entire day today. So if you’re heading to GABP for the Reds opening day make sure you take your sunglasses! It’s a great day for baseball.
A cold front will swing through later tonight & early Tuesday morning. This will bring a chance for a few spotty showers after midnight and early Tuesday morning.
By Tuesday afternoon we’ll return to partly cloudy skies with highs in the 60′s.
Our normal high for this time of year is around 55. We’ll be above that for much of this week.
The weather pattern becomes a little unsettled for the next several days. Rain will be likely even with some thunderstorms possible.
What a win for the Dayton Flyers last night!! So exciting to head into the Elite Eight! If you are up for a once in a lifetime experience… and you’re heading down to Memphis, here’s what you can expect in town:
Beyond thunderstorms today, game-day weather looks pretty nice down that way! NOT so much here in the Miami Valley, unfortunately. A cold front moving in from the west brought rain overnight and early this morning. Until the boundary is through, we will see that slight chance of a spotty shower:
AND to go along with the clouds and rain… we’ve had WIND. Quite the wind gusts overnight, as they got as high as 45mph:
This afternoon, we will see dry and breezy conditions, and dry weather will continue tonight. During the morning Saturday, we will see our next round of rain push into the Miami Valley. AND it’s not JUST going to be rain! Yes, we could see some snow mixing in and or just all snow at times:
It will be a chilly, raw start to the weekend, with some light slushy accumulation possible in spots. There is good news, however… much better weather arrives for Sunday, with sunshine and lower 50s. We even expect 60s early next week! Enjoy!
Yesterday’s system brought about .8″ of snow to Dayton. As expected, it fell a bit intense at times. Thankfully, it just made the roads wet… as it melted on contact. The grass and elevated surfaces did pick up some light accumulation, but it didn’t last long. It’s already been a cold week, and the snow was really like adding insult to injury. BUT it could be worse:
Yes, it was just last year we had a SIGNIFICANT late season snow! While we didn’t get that much yesterday, the .8″ we did receive was more than enough to break the tie for 3rd place in seasonal snowfall:
So now 2013-2014 stands alone in 3rd! While today will still be a chilly day, we will get warm enough to have RAIN showers across the area soon. Southerly winds develop tonight, and will increase on Thursday. Even though clouds will also thicken, we have highs set to reach 50-degrees. Rain on Thursday will be scattered–unorganized–and there will be some dry weather in between.
The BEST chance for rain looks to be Thursday night into Friday morning, as a front approaches. We could even hear some rumbles of thunder overnight. Mild weather lingers Friday, as we dry out for the afternoon. Then, another system taking shape for Saturday; this one will make it slightly cooler… and continue the unsettled pattern. Look for rainy conditions at times, as the storm moves in from the southwest.
Saturday’s slight dip in temps is short-lived… we will be back in the upper 50s/lower 60s Sunday into Monday!
Winter weather returns today, as a disturbance brings snow showers into the Miami Valley. This snow will move into the western counties around 9am… and then work east. Futuretrac has the snow right over the central & eastern counties during the lunch hour:
If you stay in the office through lunch, you might miss the snow all together. It will come to an end after 2 or 3pm, so the drive home from work will be dry. Any accumulation will be light, and mainly on grassy areas/raised surfaces. Roads will mainly just be wet… but still could be slick. Most spots stay under a half-inch. Clouds break this evening, and it looks like a COLD night, as the disturbance reinforces the chilly air in place:
High pressure builds back in for Wednesday, bringing the sun with it. It will, however remain cold. Really, there are just two more cold days before temps get back near normal:
That warm-up does come along with the chance for rain. Expect a few scattered showers Thursday… and more so Thursday night and into Friday.
Temperatures in the 30′s and snow. Doesn’t feel or sound like it’s almost the end of March but that’s what we have to deal with tomorrow.
The chilly air mass is going to hang around for the next several days. The normal high this time of year is around 53 but we’ll be staying in the 30′s for the first half of the work week.
A storm system to our west will be moving in late tonight and tomorrow morning. This will bring cloudy skies tonight and through all of the day tomorrow. We’ll also see snow showers develop after midnight. The best chance will be between 9am and 2pm.
The snow will be light but we may see a burst or two around the lunch hour. I don’t think we’ll see too much accumulation. Maybe a dusting or an inch on grassy surfaces however much of it will melt on contact.
Either way it doesn’t appear we’re going to make too much headway with our seasonal snowfall ranking. This latest round may boost us into the third spot which we are tied for right now.
It does get warmer I promise! Temperatures bounce back into the 50′s by the end of the week and the weekend.
Let’s hope this is the last snowfall we see for the rest of this season!
High pressure is keeping our weather quiet today, as we remain in a cold air mass:
Where clouds have formed this AM it’s a bit warmer, with lower 20s… and where it’s been mostly clear, we’ve dropped into the teens. We do expect a good deal of sun today, but clouds will be on the increase this afternoon. Our next disturbance drops into the area tonight, and scattered snow showers will develop. Yes, snow! Right now, the best chance of overnight snow looks like it will be across the southern Miami Valley. So if you live in Butler, Warren or Clinton counties… even southern Preble, Montgomery or Greene… that is where the highest likelihood of snow is. The better chance for snow area-wide is on Tuesday… and we could see some light accumulation:
The snow may fall intense at times, and this would reduce visibility and put down some quick accumulation. Most spots will see up to an inch… so not a lot… but enough to make things slick in spots. The winds will increase, too… so with highs just above freezing… it will be quite the blustery day! We will return to dry weather on Wednesday, as the sun comes out. BUT it will still be cold, with highs in the mid-30s.
We will finally get into a warm-up for the second half of the week, with highs back in the 50s… which will be right around normal.