Cooler for a couple days…

April 22nd, 2014 at 6:26 am by under Weather

A cold front is approaching the Miami Valley this morning, and it’s bringing scattered showers along with it. Showers are coming to an end, however:

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The chance of a spotty light shower or sprinkle will continue through 8 or 9am, then we will dry out for the day. Clouds break through lunchtime, and we will see a lot of sunshine during the afternoon hours. Winds will shift in from the northwest after the front moves through, and will also increase. So with a pretty decent breeze, it will end up being a much cooler afternoon. Highs will run near or just below normal–we are forecasting near 60.

Tonight will be a cold one! With clear skies, temperatures will drop into the  mid-30s across the area:

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This means scattered frost will be possible. The one thing that may help us prevent frost, is the wind. Winds will be between 5 and 15mph tonight… the higher the wind speed, the better the chance frost will be prevented. BUT some outlying spots may even reach the freezing mark. So be prepared to protect the plants once again.

Wednesday afternoon will feature a lot of sunshine, but temperatures will continue to be cool. Highs will be in the upper 50s–a little more than five degrees below normal.

Thursday and Friday warm up again, with highs near 70, but rain chances peak Thursday night into Friday morning. And then, wouldn’t you know it, we cool down for the weekend!

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Beautiful weekend, one more warm day… then some changes…

April 21st, 2014 at 4:44 am by under Weather

What a gorgeous holiday weekend we had! Highs were near normal Saturday… and well above normal on Easter:

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I hope you got to spend a lot of time outside enjoying the pleasant conditions. Today, we will enjoy one more day in the 70s before some changes move in. High pressure sits east of us, and a cold front is off to the west this morning:

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As the front heads our way today, we will see increasing clouds this afternoon… and even a 20% chance of a spotty shower by evening. A better chance of rain will be overnight and into Tuesday morning, as the front comes through:

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While we will start off Tuesday with showers and clouds early, we will quickly dry out. Sunshine also returns Tuesday afternoon. It will, however, be a much cooler day! Highs will only be in the low-mid 60s, and by Wednesday morning we will drop into the mid-30s! So, yes, it will feel COLD out there Wednesday morning. The afternoon will be bright, but cool… with highs again in the lower 60s.

We will warm back into the 70s for highs during the second half of the week. But we will also see the chance of some showers during this time. Right now, the best chance looks to be Thursday night into Friday morning.

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A warm and sunny Easter

April 20th, 2014 at 5:50 pm by under Weather

I hope you had a wonderful day!  I really couldn’t have forecasted a better Sunday.  We had tons of sunshine and temperatures in the 70′s.

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I had a few photos from viewers around the Miami Valley.  Brad Livesay our Digital Manger sent one of his son Owen wearing his sunglasses.  His sister Lily is in the background.

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Linda in Eaton sent in a photo of the beautiful skyline.  Lots of sun in the sky today!

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I have noticed there a lot of budding trees around the Miami Valley.  The pollen count is a bit high especially for trees.  So if you’re having any allergy symptoms it’s likely due to the tree pollen.

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High pressure keeps us clear and dry tonight.  A cold front is west of us and will head this way late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

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Grab the sunglasses for Monday.  We’ll start out with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 50′s. Clouds will increase later in the afternoon as the cold front approaches.  Highs will still be in the middle 70′s.

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There’s a chance for a few showers to develop in the late evening as the cold front gets closer.  The best chance will be around midnight.

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Temperatures will fall a little into the 60′s for Tuesday after the cold front passes.  High pressure builds across the area for Wednesday meaning lots of sunshine.

Have a great week!
Tara
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A sunny and warm Easter

April 19th, 2014 at 6:29 pm by under Weather

We had a fantastic day today!  I hope you were able to enjoy it outside with your friends and family.

Temperatures were in the 60′s today which is near normal.

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Tomorrow is going to be even better.  Highs will be in the 70′s with lots of sunshine.

Easter Forecast

Since records have been kept for Dayton (1895) the temperature spread for Easter has been pretty even.

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We’ll see clear, dry and cool conditions tonight.     There’s a front to the west of us but that won’t get here until Monday night.

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This means lots of sunshine for Easter morning and for the afternoon.

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The cold front makes some progress eastward by Monday evening.  Monday will be dry with highs in the 70′s but late Monday night there’s a chance for rain lasting into Tuesday.

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Have a fantastic weekend!
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Normal Spring weather into the holiday weekend…

April 17th, 2014 at 4:56 am by under Weather

High pressure has shifted off to our east, helping to set up a southerly flow over the region. And this is helping to hold temperatures up a bit this morning:

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While not as cold as Wednesday morning, we still could see some scattered frost to start the day. This afternoon, we will once again enjoy plenty of sunshine. This, combined with the southerly flow, will push high temperatures to– or above– normal values:

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(The normal high today is 63)

The cold front to our west will move in on Friday, and there is a slight chance of a few passing showers in the afternoon. But moisture is limited, and the front is weak… so there will be a lot of dry weather to enjoy Friday, as well!

And actually, the trend of at-or-above normal will continue into the holiday weekend. Saturday we will again be in the mid-60s. On Easter, it will be even warmer:

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It will be a beautiful holiday, with dry conditions. There is the chance of showers Monday into Monday night… but temperatures will remain comfortable. There are no big cool-downs in the near future! Now THAT’S good news!

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Winter-ish records set in Spring…

April 16th, 2014 at 5:08 am by under Weather

Yesterday we set two weather records in Dayton: for cold, and for snow!

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This morning, high pressure is centered right over us, and we are coming close to another record: a record low. The previous record low for today is 23-degrees, set back in 1962. Most are in the mid-20s and some will dip very close to that record value! This means frost and a hard freeze. During the afternoon, the high slowly moves east of the area, and this will allow a southeast wind to develop. That, combined with sunshine, will help warm us around 30-degrees… as we top out in the mid-50s.

Sunshine continues on Thursday, and after some scattered frost in the morning, we should come back above normal, with highs in the mid-60s. Sixty-degree highs will repeat Friday, but we could see a few showers in the afternoon and evening, as a weak cold front drops in:

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That front will cool things down a touch on Saturday, but we should still see highs near 60-degrees. Easter is looking dry and mild now, although a chilly morning for any early egg hunts!

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Morning snow… then just cold!

April 15th, 2014 at 7:58 am by under Weather

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:

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While many of us do not enjoy snow this late in the season, it’s happened before. Here are some late-season snow stats:

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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!

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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!

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Rain, wind… and snow. Yes, snow.

April 14th, 2014 at 7:04 am by under Weather

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:

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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:

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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:

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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!

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Fantastic weather this weekend

April 11th, 2014 at 6:24 pm by under Weather

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mild today, then warming up again for the weekend…

April 11th, 2014 at 7:06 am by under Weather

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:

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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:

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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:

TEMPS

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:

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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!

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Windy and warmer today, with rain this evening/overnight

April 10th, 2014 at 7:40 am by under 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:

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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:

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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.

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Cool today, and windy and warm on Thursday…

April 9th, 2014 at 5:39 am by under Weather

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:

TEMPS

The high shifts east of us Thursday, and this will allow southerly winds to increase over the area:

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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:

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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!

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Shower chances taper & a warm-up this week!

April 8th, 2014 at 9:18 am by under Weather

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:

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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:

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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:

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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!

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More rain on the way

April 7th, 2014 at 7:14 am by under Weather

We are starting off dry across most of the area however showers are possible as an area of low pressure heads northward.

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Rain will be likely through the day.  The best chance for a bursts of heavy rain and thunderstorms is between 12-3pm. Some of these storms may produce some gusty winds and hail.

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Rain will be a little more scattered in nature later tonight.

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Rain may be heavy at times and we may see another half inch to three quarters of an inch of rainfall.  We’re already above normal for the month of April and we’re only a week into the month.

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Winds will not be as gusty this afternoon however as the area of low pressure gets closer to us the winds will increase.

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There’s a chance for a few showers later tonight but we should start off Tuesday on the dry side.

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Have a great day!

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A chilly morning but a warmer afternoon

April 5th, 2014 at 6:10 pm by under Weather

After a soggy start to our Friday morning it was great to wake up to sunshine this morning.  We have high pressure over the Miami Valley producing light winds and tons of sunshine.

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Temperatures were cool this morning and for the afternoon.  We were below normal today but will be a little closer to normal tomorrow.

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Lows will again be chilly tonight with readings below normal.

CHILLY LOWS

High pressure keeps us clear but chilly tonight.  We’ll start your Sunday with sunny skies before clouds increase late Sunday evening.

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By Sunday evening clouds increase ahead of our next storm system.  We’ll see mostly cloudy skies Sunday night with rain developing after midnight.

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Rain will continue through much of Monday as low pressure tracks through Ohio.

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We’ll see the potential for another half inch to inch of rainfall.  Seems like we’re getting a lot of April showers – hopefully we’ll get a lot of May flowers!

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Heavy rainfall this morning

April 4th, 2014 at 5:47 am by under Weather

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

VISIBILITY

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.

FLOOD ADVISORY 24 HOUR RAINFALL

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.

FLOOD AWARENESS

The batch of heavy rain will be here through 8am and will move eastward just before noon.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Strong storms possible today and tonight

April 3rd, 2014 at 6:29 am by under Weather

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.

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The main threat will be strong winds, some hail and very heavy rainfall.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Once the front moves through tomorrow morning we will see conditions improve Friday afternoon and for the weekend. Fri 5pm

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.

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Have a great day and stay weather aware!

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Rain today, rain tomorrow and rain Friday

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:36 am by under Weather

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I do have good news for the weekend.  Sunny skies return!  Temperatures do drop into the 50′s for Saturday and Sunday.

Tara

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More sunshine for the afternoon

April 1st, 2014 at 6:40 am by under Weather

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.

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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.

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Temperatures stay above normal for this time of the year.

TEMPERATURE TREND

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.

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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.

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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.

APRIL TEMP OUTLOOK APRIL PRECIP OUTLOOK

Have a great day!
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Spring has sprung

March 31st, 2014 at 7:16 am by under Weather

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.

TOP TEN SNOWFALL

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.

BLIZZARD WARNINGS

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.

REDS FORECAST

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.

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By Tuesday afternoon we’ll return to partly cloudy skies with highs in the 60′s.

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Our normal high for this time of year is around 55.  We’ll be above that for much of this week.

TEMPERATURE TREND

The weather pattern becomes a little unsettled for the next several days.  Rain will be likely even with some thunderstorms possible.

Tara

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