Spring has sprung but rain on the way

March 10th, 2013 at 5:04 pm by under Weather

Wow what a great day!  I hope you had the chance to get out and enjoy it.  We ended up seeing a little more sunshine than I thought we would see and therefore our temperatures rose into the middle 60′s!  Many of you sent us photos via our report!t section at wdtn.com Thanks! Here are just a few we received today.

Daffodils in Greenville from Kelly Hegemier               T-ball practice!

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Kari Sellers Xenia                                        Landon riding his bike in Germantown, Diane Jensen

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Today’s highs soared into the lower 60′s for most of the Miami Valley.  Here’s a look at the high temperatures as of 5pm.

HIGHS TODAY

Now in order to get these warm temperatures we did have a breezy day.  Winds will continue to be strong out of the south throughout the night and through the day Monday.  Winds could reach up to 20 m.p.h.

WIND SPEEDS

Of course we’re not going to stay in the middle 60′s with sunshine for the rest of the week.  The reason we saw these warm temperatures is because there is a cold front just to the west of us.  The front will head into the area Monday and out ahead of it will be a batch of rain.  We’ll see the clouds quickly increase tonight and after midnight there’s a chance for some rain to develop beginning in the west.  The rain will overspread the area by the Monday morning rush hour.

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The rain will taper off a bit throughout the day and become more scattered by the evening rush hour.

future mon 6 pm

The rain may be heavy at times and could accumulate up to an inch in some spots.  With the wet ground and recent snow melt those areas that are prone to minor flooding may see some of the creeks and rivers begin to swell.

rainfall totals

Once the cold air filters across the area late Monday night there is a slight chance some of our northern counties may see some wet snowflakes.  Little to no accumulation is expected.

By Tuesday the clouds stick around and temperatures fall back into the lower 40′s.  There’s also a slight chance for a few flurries or drizzle for the late afternoon and evening.

future tue 7 am

We do see our temperatures fall into the upper 30′s and 40 degree range for the middle of the week.  However computer models suggest another warm surge will make it here just in time for next weekend.

Tara

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