Morning thunderstorms, possible nighttime freezeApril 26th, 2012 at 8:24 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
This morning, it was quite loud and stormy in parts of the Miami Valley! I had a 1:30am wake-up call from Mother Nature, as a non-severe thunderstorm moved through Montgomery County. Between then and about 5am… there really weren’t any severe storms. But as storms moved into Miami and Shelby Counties shortly after 5am, we started to get some warnings. Hail was the main problem with these thunderstorms, and I’ve seen several reports of anywhere from pea sized right up to 1″ hail–the size of quarters. Here are where the larger hail reports were:
The storm system is moving through the area right now, as you can see on the morning surface/temperature map:
Once it passes (by 10 or 11am) we will be in the clear–no more rain. We won’t LITERALLY be in the clear, though, as clouds will hang around–just a little sun. The winds increase from the northwest as the storm moves away this afternoon, so it will become breezy. It will also turn colder, and the northern counties are under a FREEZE WATCH tonight into Friday morning:
High pressure builds in for Friday, so dry conditions will continue for us. It will be cooler, though, with highs in the mid-50s… about 10-degrees below normal. The weekend will start with some miserable weather. We have not had much luck with Saturdays lately! Expect rain chances to be pretty high through the day with lots of clouds, breezy conditions, and chilly temps. Highs in the northern Miami Valley will likely be in the 40s, with a high near 50-degrees in Dayton. Ick.