A Spring-like day with some stronger thunderstorms possible…February 20th, 2014 at 8:04 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
We are starting off with rain in the Miami Valley this morning! Temperatures overnight did dip near or just below freezing, so many area puddles froze over. THEN the air started to warm, as we climbed into the mid-upper 30s… BUT the ground is still quite cold, and icy spots remain. Keep this in mind if you are heading out early.
The area of rain (and even a few rumbles of thunder) affecting us now is not severe. We expect this activity to move out in the late morning, and then we should see quite the lull in precip during the early afternoon. Towards evening, a line of showers/thunderstorms will be moving in from the west, and THIS is the activity that may bring some stronger storms to the Miami Valley:
Notice winds in excess of 58 mph will be our main threat. The flooding risk is also enhanced–with the melting snow and heavy rain at times. We will see quite a bit of ponding, and many waterways will be running high. We do have a Flash Flood Watch for all of the Miami Valley starting at 3pm today and continuing into early Friday morning:
The timing for any severe weather looks best between 7pm and midnight. After that, any rain moves out of the region and colder air works in. We will drop near freezing tonight, so be aware that icy/slick spots will again develop.
Friday looks like a “near normal” day, with highs in the lower 40s and a lot of sunshine. BUT it’s going to be windy still, so that will make it feel a little chilly.
We are still looking at much colder air returning next week. We will see highs in the 20s, and lows in the teens… and possibly even single-digits… by week’s end.