Summerlike weather for a few days…May 2nd, 2012 at 7:48 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
Strong and severe thunderstorms rocked the Miami Valley yesterday late afternoon through the overnight hours. We had several reports of funnel clouds, rotating wall clouds, some large hail reports, and even some wind damage reports. One of the locations that had some damage was in Warren County–particularly near Lebanon. We were tracking a storm between 5 and 7pm that had a tornado warning, and some rotation on Live Doppler 2X. Today the National Weather Service will send a survey team out to look at the damage. Parts of Butler County will also be surveyed. If you have storm damage, please report it to the National Weather Service at 937-383-0031. We will keep you posted on this…
Storm totals were impressive from the overnight rain, and many locations picked up around an inch of rainfall… some spots less, some even more:
One spot that had significantly more is southern Warren County. The Little Miami River is over flood stage at Kings Mills this morning, and minor flooding is occurring. There is a Flood Warning for this location through evening. The thunderstorms have moved off to our east this morning, and today is starting out beautiful! We’re back into some sunshine and morning temperatures are in the 60s, with a warm front sitting to the north of Dayton:
As discussed yesterday, today’s dew points will be into the lower 60s… and it will feel a little humid. While you’ll likely notice the increase in moisture, it’s still quite tolerable. Highs climb into the mid 80s both today and tomorrow–today’s record high is 87, and tomorrow’s is 90, so we will be close. Much of the day will be dry, but as we head into the later afternoon hours, we can’t rule out a few spotty showers and thunderstorms. Coverage won’t be as great as it was yesterday/overnight… but any thunderstorm that develops will have the potential to be on the strong side–especially in the northern counties. The Storm Prediction Center has included this part of the Miami Valley in an ELEVATED risk for severe storms:
Of course we’ll keep you posted of any watches or warnings for the area on Channel 2 and online at wdtn.com.