Severe weather update Thursday 7pmApril 18th, 2013 at 6:58 pm by Tara Hastings under Weather
After a warm and windy day we’re tracking storms out to the west of the Miami Valley. Right now as of 7pm there are no watches or warnings in effect for the area and no warnings with the line in central Indiana.
The latest discussion from the Storm Prediction Center says that the watch will likely be dropped early to the west and another one will not be issued farther west.
Here’s the latest look from our future trac forecast model that we run in house here at WDTN. Like we’ve been saying yesterday and this morning the line will likely reach the Indiana/Ohio state line by 10 or 11pm
The main threat with these thunderstorms will be gusty winds at times and moderate to heavy rain. We may see wind gusts with some of these thunderstorms near 40-50 mph. There may also be some localized minor flooding due to seeing so much rain all at once. The moderate to heavy rain will continue through the Friday morning rush hour but will quickly move east of the area by lunchtime.
Temperatures will fall throughout the day. We’ll see our highs early on Friday into the 50′s the fall into the 40′s for the afternoon with breezy westerly winds.
High pressure takes over for the weekend. This means lots of sunshine but cooler temperatures.
Lows will be in the 30′s Saturday and Sunday morning and highs will stay in the 50′s for the afternoon.