Still breezy & mild with slight t’storm chances…

April 9th, 2013 at 5:36 am by under Weather

A stalled front remains north of the Miami Valley, and we continue to enjoy the “warm sector” of this storm system.  Yes, it is breezy… but the southerly winds have really been pumping in the mild air.  Take a look at yesterday’s highs in the region:

Temps

That 72-degrees is more than ten degrees above normal for Dayton.  Today, we’ll likely be running 15-degrees above normal, with a high in the mid-70s.  This morning, winds are relatively calm, but they are going to increase again this afternoon… making for another breezy day.  The focal point for more showers and a few thunderstorms will be along that stalled front, so areas north of Dayton stand the best chance at seeing rain today.  Here is what our Futuretrac model is forecasting for this afternoon:

forecast

I am keeping the rain chance around 30% today.  Tomorrow, the chance increases slightly… especially in the afternoon and evening.  And even more so as a strong cold front moves through the area on Thursday:

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During the Wednesday to Thursday time frame, the Storm Prediction Center has placed the Miami Valley in an ELEVATED risk for severe weather.  We will continue to monitor the storm as it heads our way and bring you updates on WDTN, Channel 2 and wdtn.com as needed.

Behind the cold front, colder air will work into the Miami Valley… check out the 24-hour temperature change this morning:

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People in Fargo, Rapid City & Denver are in shock with that drop in temperature… and windy conditions to go along with it.  We’ll feel it here on Friday.

Jamie
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