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Warmer but unsettled

August 17th, 2014 at 5:48 pm by under Weather

We had a few early morning sprinkles around parts of the area today.  The bulk of the rain stayed south of the Dayton region.  There’s a very slim chance we may see a spotty shower pop tonight but again most of the rain should stay south.  We stayed cloudy for most of the day but our temperatures were just a touch warmer than yesterday.

almanac

I’ve lowered our rain chances tomorrow.  It looks like we’ll see mainly cloudy skies for much of the day with just a slight chance for a few scattered showers.

mon 9am mon 8pm

You’ll begin to notice the humidity values climb tomorrow.  Right now our dew points ware in the low to middle 60′s.  Those will rise a few more degrees for tomorrow.

dew points

It looks like Tuesday will bring us the better chance for rain and even a few thunderstorms.  I think many of the lawns could use it!  It’s been a while since we’ve seen a decent rain over the entire area.

Tue 7am tue 7p

Next week looks like summer will make a return.  Temperatures will climb into the middle and even upper 80′s.

WED 850 TEMPS

Along with the warmer highs we’ll also see several chances for showers and thunderstorms.  Stay cool and dry next week!

Tara
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More scattered showers for the weekend

August 16th, 2014 at 5:55 pm by under Weather

We saw some early morning sunshine before the clouds moved in and stayed here for the rest of the day.  We even had a few showers pop on the radar.

Here’s a look at the 5:45pm radar image:

radar

Scattered showers will be possible through the early evening otherwise we’ll stay mostly cloudy.

cloudy troy

It’s also a little more humid.  Dew points have climbed into the middle 60′s.

dew points

We have an area of low pressure to the west of us that’s keeping us cloudy, cool and unsettled.

surface map

This storm will slowly progress eastward through the weekend.  Keep the umbrella handy just in case you get caught in a shower tomorrow.

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We’ll see a few breaks in the rain on Sunday so it won’t be a complete washout.

Sun 2p Sun 8p

There’s a chance we may see some heavy rain at times late Sunday night and Monday.

Mon 7a Mon 7p

Next week looks like summer may make a return.  Temperatures will climb into the middle and even upper 80′s.  Along with the warmer temperatures comes several chances for rain.

Have a great weekend.

Tara
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Cooler and less humid today

August 13th, 2014 at 7:26 am by under Weather

A chilly start this morning.  Temperatures are in the upper 50′s with a wind out of the northwest making it feel like a crisp fall day.  We are about 10-12 degrees cooler than yesterday morning.  We had some clouds this morning but now they are already beginning to move out of the Dayton area.

wed 8am 24hour temp change

We’ll see sunny skies for the afternoon but we’ll still be below normal.  Our normal high is around 83.  We’ll stay in the 70′s for the rest of the week.

cool temps wed 6pm

A weak disturbance passes through our region later tonight.  We’ll see a few clouds and there’s a slight chance we may see a few spotty showers after midnight toward daybreak Thursday.

thu 7am Thu 12pm

Temperatures will stay below normal for the week before a warmup this weekend.

850 temps Wed 850 temps sat

Along with the warmer air we’ll also see the chance for a rain by the end of the weekend.

Have a great week!
Tara
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Cooler less humid air is on the way

August 12th, 2014 at 5:14 am by under Weather

We’re dealing with some patchy fog this morning.  Visibilities haven’t dropped too much this morning but be aware of a some fog in low lying areas.

patchy fog

We still have humid conditions in place this morning and for much of the day.  There’s some good news though….look at the dew points to the west they are in the 50′s.  We’ll see that air mass move in later tonight and tomorrow.

midwest dew points

A cold front will track through the area today.  We’ll see a chance for showers and storms.  I don’t think we’ll see as much coverage as yesterday but if you’re out be aware a shower or storm could pop up.

Tue 8am tue 5pm

rain percentage

Yesterday some areas saw a good soaking.  Showers and thunderstorms developed in the humid air mass.

weathercheckers rain

But we did have a great sunset!  Thanks to Lisa for sending this photo via Report!t.

sunset Lisa Hampshire Englewood

After the cold front moves through temperatures and humidity levels drop.  High pressure builds across the area for Wednesday.

wed 8am wed 5pm

We’ll continue to see highs below normal through the rest of the week.

temps this week

Long range computer models suggest we’ll see a warm up for the weekend.

Have a great day and don’t forget to look up!  The Perseid meteor shower is peaking.  However the full moon may limit viewing.  All you have to do is look up at the northeast part of the sky.

perseids

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Humid with rain likely today

August 11th, 2014 at 6:02 am by under Weather

Showers and thunderstorms will be likely today especially after noon.  We’re tracking an area of low pressure moving through the Miami Valley today.  It will be muggy with dew points in the upper 60′s and lower 70′s.  The “frizz factor”  will be high today and tonight.

Mon 6pm dew points

Showers and thunderstorms will be likely through much of the day.  The best chance will be between 2pm and 7pm.

rain percentage

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies through the day today with high humidity values as an area of low pressure tracks through the Miami Valley.

Mon 8am Mon 5pm

We’ll see another chance for a few showers and storms tomorrow as a cold front tracks through the area.

Tue 8am Tue 5pm

Humidity values start out high tomorrow but once the front moves through it will turn less humid and cooler.

wed 12am dew points

Temperatures will drop into the 70′s as high pressure keeps us high and dry for the middle of the week.

temps this week surface map today

The Perseid meteor shower will peak in a few days.  However the full “super moon” is going to put a damper on the show.  Because of the full moon we may not see as many meteors as we usually do.  Skies will clear late Tuesday night and early Wednesday just in time to see some shooting stars.

perseids

Have a great day!

Tara
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Rain chances increase next few days

August 9th, 2014 at 6:32 pm by under Weather

We managed to squeak out a dry day today.  Showers formed east and south of the Dayton area.  We’re seeing a deck of clouds over the central half of the Miami Valley right now but some sunshine is breaking through. We were right around normal for today.

almanac

Humidity values have increased today and will be a little higher tomorrow.  Dew points are already in the middle 60′s.

dew points

Tonight we’ll continue to see dry conditions with a few clouds around.  We’ll see a few more clouds Sunday morning than we did today.

Sun 9amSun 2pm

There’s a slight chance for a few showers to pop up for the afternoon and evening.  It won’t be a complete washout but a few showers are possible.

Monday will be the better chance for rain as an area of low pressure heads this way.

mon 7am mon 7pm

Showers are possible on Tuesday as a cold front moves through the Miami Valley.  Then we turn cooler for the middle of the week with highs in the 70′s.

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Parade of storms in the Pacific Ocean

August 8th, 2014 at 11:51 am by under Weather

I’ve received a couple of questions regarding the two tropical systems now in the Pacific:  Iselle and Julio.  I’ve been watching these closely too.  It’s not too often Hawaii sees tropical activity.  I found a map that shows tropical storms and their tracks since 1950 around the islands.

Hurricanes passing toward Hawaii since 1950

The last time a hurricane made landfall on one of the Islands was back in 1992 – Hurricane Iniki.

Right now Tropical Storm Iselle is producing rain and some heavy surf on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The storm will continue to move westward and weaken through the weekend.  It looks like it will stay south of the other islands.

Tropical Storm Iselle Fri 11amTS Iselle Fri 8pm

TS Iselle Sat 8am

We do have a sister station in Hawaii – KHON.  Here’s a link if  you would like more information or want to see some of the news coverage via the internet.

One of our co-workers from WDTN is vacationing in Hawaii.  I’m pretty sure he didn’t expect to see this while on the beach!  Here are a few of his pictures on Oahu.

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Now attention turns to the other tropical storm, Hurricane Julio.  This is right now a category two hurricane with winds near 105 mph.  It looks like Julio will track north of Hawaii and not make landfall on any of the Islands.

Hurricane Julio Fri 11amHurricane Julio Sat 8am

Hurricane Julio Wed am Hurricane Julio Sun 8am

Again if you want to see more video and pictures head to KHON2.com our sister station in Hawaii.

Have a great weekend!
Tara
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Gorgeous today but rain possible tomorrow

August 4th, 2014 at 5:33 am by under Weather

We have high pressure nearby and that’s producing clear skies and calm winds around most of the area.  There’s some patchy fog developing east and south of Dayton.

fog

Once the sun comes up the fog will quickly dissipate and we’ll see lots of sunshine for the day.  High pressure keeps us sunny and dry.  High temperatures today will be near normal in the low and middle 80′s.

 

mon 5pm surface map today

High pressure moves east of us tomorrow and a cold front will head this way.  This front will bring us a chance for some showers and storms for the afternoon.

tue 8am tue 5pm

Temperatures will stay around normal through the rest of the week.  There’s a slight chance we may see a few showers by the end of the week.  A few of the computer models are suggesting we will see rain while others suggest we’ll be dry.  Stay tuned to the forecast.

rain percentage

Have a great week!
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A nice end to the weekend

August 2nd, 2014 at 6:16 pm by under Weather

We had some spotty showers today but now we’re beginning to see those come to an end and see some peeks of sunshine.

TROY

Highs today were around 80 which is a little below normal for this time of year.  Highs will be in the lower 80′s tomorrow with more sunshine than what we had today.

Look for some sunshine for much of the day tomorrow with a few clouds for the afternoon.  There’s a slight chance for a shower but it looks like the best chance will be in our far eastern counties if any do develop.

SUN 8AM SUN 8PM

Temperatures will slowly rise for next week with readings a few degrees above normal. Friday it looked like we would see middle to upper 80′s for next week.  Right now it appears we’ll stay in the low to middle 80′s.

MON 850TEMPSWED 850 TEMPS

Monday is not looking to bad either.  Look for a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the middle 80′s.  Next wee we’ll see a several chances for showers and thunderstorms.

MON 7AMMON 7PM

The final numbers have come in for July.  July 2014 will be the third “coolest” July on record.  We didn’t hit 90 degrees at all in the summer month.  However it was rather humid.

COOL JULY

Have a great weekend!
Tara

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Tornado touchdown now cooler air in place

July 28th, 2014 at 6:15 pm by under Weather

The storm which prompted a tornado warning Sunday afternoon did produce a tornado.  It was a weak EF zero tornado in Champaign county between Cable and Mechanicsburg.

Champaign Co tornado Tornado stats

The storm system that produced the strong storm is now east of us.  Cooler and less humid has replaced the muggy air we had over the weekend.

Cooler Tempsalmanac

Highs today were in the 70′s and will stay that way for the next couple of days.

We’ll continue to see partly cloudy skies through the overnight hours and start off dry Tuesday.

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There’s a chance for a few showers tomorrow in the late afternoon and evening.

tue 3pm tue 8pm

The chance for showers will continue on Wednesday too.  Keep in mind the showers will be light and scattered but it may be a good idea to keep the umbrella handy.

wed 9am wed 5pm

Have a great week!

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Nice today but thunderstorms this weekend

July 25th, 2014 at 5:59 am by under Weather

Another great day on tap here in the Miami Valley.  Look for lots of sunshine, lower humidity and highs near 80.  We have high pressure right overhead which is keeping us nice and quiet for Friday.

Fri 8am Fri pm dew points

If you have any activities outside or you need to get that yard work done – today is the day to do it.  Special thanks to Mike Lang for sending a great grill photo for our “grilling forecast.”  Great night to cook up a great feast.

cooking forecast

We’ll see some cloud cover later this afternoon and evening as a storm system approaches.

Fri 5pm

The weekend forecast is going to be a bit complex but I’ll try to explain what it looks like right now.  If you’re heading to Celtic Festival this weekend I’ll be there on Friday!  Be sure to stop by the WDTN tent and say hello to us.  Saturday and Sunday will be humid with showers and thunderstorms possible.

celtic festival Sat dew points

About the weekend and timing of the rain:

It looks like there’s a slight chance for a showers early Saturday morning.  We may get a break for Saturday afternoon but another round of showers and thunderstorms is likely Saturday evening.  Some of these storms may be on the stronger side with gusty winds.

Sat 8amSat 5pm

svr risk

There’s another chance for rain Sunday morning and Sunday night.

Sun 7pm

After the thunderstorms this weekend temperatures drop quickly for next week.  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will drop into the 70′s.

next week cooler

Have a FANTASTIC weekend!

Tara
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A great end to the week

July 24th, 2014 at 4:58 am by under Weather

We’re seeing a big difference from yesterday morning to today!  Yesterday we had heavy rain, thunder and lightning.

rainfall amounts lightning pic

Today we have lower humidity, cooler temperatures and lots of sunshine.  Dew points are in the 50′s compared to yesterday’s 60′s.

cooler 850 dew points

High pressure is in control for today and Friday.  We’ll see sunny skies through the day with highs in the middle to upper 70′s.

thu 5pm

Much of the day Friday will be sunny but we’ll see the clouds increase late Friday afternoon and evening as a storm system heads this way.

fri 8am fri 5pm

We’re going to continue on the roller coaster ride with temperatures for the next few days.  Highs will be below normal then above normal then back below normal.  A mouthful I know – take a look at the temperatures.

temps this week

A storm system will head this way for the weekend.  Showers and thunderstorms will be possible.  The best chance is on Sunday but keep the umbrella handy for the entire weekend. Here’s a look at the Celtic Festival forecast if you’re heading to downtown Dayton this weekend.

celtic festival

Behind the system this weekend another cool pool of air will head right back into the Miami Valley.  Highs will be in the lower 70′s for early next week.

cooler next week

Have a great week!

Tara
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Thunderstorms to start the day

July 23rd, 2014 at 5:26 am by under Uncategorized, Weather

A cold front is just west of the Miami Valley and out ahead of it showers and thunderstorms have formed.  We’ll see this line of thunderstorms move through this morning from the north to south.

Here’s a look at the radar as of 5am.  You can get the updated radar by clicking here

current radar

Ahead of the front we still have some sticky conditions.  Dew points are still in the upper 60′s.  But they will drop as the cold front moves through later today.

dew points 6pm wed

The best chance of rain will be in the morning and again around 2pm.  We’ll see the chance for some showers to pop as the cold front arrives.  The evening commute should be dry.

wed 8am wed 5pm

High pressure comes into the Miami Valley for Thursday and Friday.  This means less humid air, cooler temperatures and sunny skies.

Thu 8am thu 5pm

Temperatures are going to drop below normal for the next few days.

temps this week

Yesterday we saw a hot and humid day.  We didn’t hit 90 – we were one degree away!  Could you tell the difference though?  I mean 89/90 it was ‘gross’ yesterday!  Cincinnati and Columbus both hit the 90′s.

YESTERDAYS HIGHS SUMMER HEAT

I wanted to give a special HELLO to the kids who are enjoying summer camp at Washington Township Rec Center.  They came in yesterday for a tour.  Marsha Bonhart and myself showed them around the studio.

Summer Camp

The kids had a great time and are enjoying the summer camp.  They’ve been on so many field trips during the summer.

Have a great week!

Tara
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Hot and humid today

July 22nd, 2014 at 5:52 am by under Weather

Well we’ve been talking about the heat for the last several days and here it is.  We’ll see highs today near 90 but high humidity will make the heat index about 95.

heat index forecast

Today’s dew point will be between 65 and 70.  This means it will be muggy and feel oppressive outside.

dew points tue 6pm

Look for lots of sunshine today.  Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and wear sunscreen!

tue 5pm

We haven’t seen 90 degrees yet in July.  Last year we had plenty of 90 degree days.  Do you remember that stretch?

90s in summer

A cold front will be heading this way for Wednesday.  We’ll see the chance for showers and thunderstorms for the first half of the day.

wed 8am wed 5pm

Once the cold front moves through the area we’ll see less humid conditions and cooler temperatures.

thu 1pm thu 7am

Looking ahead:  Our jet stream or storm track takes a dive by the end of July and early August.  This means below normal temperatures to end out our summer season.

next week below normal temps

Stay cool today!

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Welcome back summer!

July 21st, 2014 at 5:58 am by under Weather

After several days with temperatures in 70′s we’re bouncing back to summer mode!  Look for some patchy fog this morning – especially south and east of Dayton.

dense fog advisory

We will see some sunshine this afternoon with highs in the middle to upper 80′s.  If you’re heading to the pool don’t forget to grab the sunscreen.  High UV index expected the next few days.

uv index pool forecast

Not only will our temperatures rise but so will our dew points.  Dew point is the measurement of how much moisture is in the air.  We had 50′s and lower 60′s the last few days.  For the first half of the week we’re going to feel muggy.

dew points Monday dew points Tuesday

Sunshine will be out this afternoon.  There’s a slight chance we may see a few isolated showers however I think many locations will be dry.

Mon 5pm Mon 10pm

Tuesday will be the hottest day with highs near 90 and partly cloudy skies.

Tue 8am Tue 5pm

On Wednesday we’re tracking a cloud front that will bring a good chance of showers and thunderstorms.

wed 7am

Behind the cold front temperatures will drop below normal and we’ll also see humidity levels drop on Thursday.

850 temps Tuesday 850 temps Thursday

Highs climb to the upper 80′s and near 90 this week which is well above normal.

temps this week

Have a great week!

Tara
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Summer like weather pattern returns

July 19th, 2014 at 5:05 pm by under Weather

The clouds stuck around for much of the day.  While we did see some sunshine we did see more clouds for the day which held temperatures down a bit.

Beavercreek Cam adi clouds

We’ll see some clouds through the evening hours with patchy fog possible toward daybreak.  There’s a slight chance we may see a few isolated showers pop but most locations should remain dry.

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sun 8pm

Our weather pattern takes a turns back to summer like conditions.  Heat and humidity increase Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

850 cool temps 850 warmer temps

There’s a chance for a few showers to pop Monday and Tuesday with all of the humidity but the best chance of rain will be on Wednesday as a cold front moves through.

Mon 7amMon 7pm

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Slowing rising temperatures for the weekend

July 18th, 2014 at 6:50 pm by under Weather

Rain is moving through the Miami Valley right now.  We’ll see the rain stick around through at least midnight.

SAT 12AM

Shower finally begin to end and we’ll start off with partly to mostly cloudy skies for Saturday morning.

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There’s a slight chance we may see a few spotty showers on Saturday afternoon.

SAT 2PM SAT 7PM

Temperatures have been below normal for the last several days and we’ll see them rise to near normal for the weekend.  Highs will climb into the middle and upper 80′s for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

COOLER WARMER

TEMPERATURES

Dew point values are going to rise too.  Dew points will be in the 50′s tonight but into the middle and upper 60′s.

HUMIDITY

It looks like we’ll have many dry hours through the weekend.  So if you’re heading to the Clark Co Fair this weekend it looks good.  We’ll see just the slight chance for a few showers.

FAIR FORECAST

Have a great weekend!

Tara
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Muggy, rain and then MUCH cooler

July 13th, 2014 at 6:40 pm by under Weather

We had a few showers and thunderstorms pop this afternoon.  Some of them brought some heavy downpours and brief gusty winds.

A cold front is moving through the Miami Valley right now and it’s acting as a trigger for showers and thunderstorms with the muggy air mass in place.  We’ll see the chance for a few scattered showers this evening.

Sun 11pm

The juicy air mass is all thanks to dew points in the upper 60′s and near 70.  These humid conditions will stick around for tomorrow too.

DEW POINTS MON 6PM

Another cold front will bring showers and storms yet again tomorrow afternoon.  Right now it doesn’t appear we’re going to see widespread severe weather.  However some of the storms may produce some heavy rain.

Mon 8am Mon 6pm

Conditions really change after the second front moves through the area late Monday night.  Dew points drop dramatically!  Look for less humid air to start your Tuesday morning.

Dew Points Tue 8am

A cooler air mass takes over for the middle part of the week.  There’s a big dip in our jet stream or storm track Tuesday through Thursday.  This will bring cooler than normal temperatures for several days.

Jet wed 5am

Highs will be in the 70′s which are typically temperatures we would see in middle to late May – not middle July!

I did some research and found how low Dayton’s temperatures have been in the past.  These are the coolest daily high temperatures and the forecast for this week.

Temps this week

As you can see we may be flirting with a lowest high temperature record Wednesday afternoon.  Lows in the morning will be in the low to middle 50′s.  At least we’ll see some sunshine and it won’t be as humid.  Temperatures do warm up for the end of the week to near normal.

Have a great week!

Tara
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Muggy with strong storms possible Sunday

July 12th, 2014 at 6:31 pm by under Weather

We had some sunshine today but a line of showers and storms fizzled out west of us.  While we didn’t see anything but a few light showers north of Dayton we are seeing a thick deck of clouds overhead.

beavercreek clouds

Look for cloudy skies tonight and very muggy conditions.  Dew point values are in the middle to upper 60′s and near 70.  They’ll continue to be high through the rest of the weekend.

TEMPS

The muggy air combined with a cold front to the west of us means showers and storms Sunday.  Some of the storms may be on the stronger side with gusty winds, hail and heavy rainfall the main threats.   We’re in an elevated risk for severe weather Sunday.

svr risk

There’s a slight chance we may see a few isolated showers very early Sunday morning as the batch of storms now in Iowa moves eastward.  However those are going to fall apart and a new batch of storms will pop right over the Miami Valley.  The best time frame for seeing thunderstorms is between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.

sun 7am Sun 1pm

Sun 3pm Sun 8pm

There’s a slight chance for a few showers on Monday but look for lower humidity values and cooler temperatures to enter the area.  Highs for the middle of the week will be WELL below seasonal normals.

Jet wed 5am

Highs will be in the lower 70′s and lows in the 50′s.  It’s still summer right?
Have a great weekend!

Tara
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Thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday

July 6th, 2014 at 5:50 pm by under Weather

We had a few scattered showers this morning.  Didn’t really amount to much around the Miami Valley but enough to leave spots on the car and wet pavement.   We did see a lot of clouds this morning but as promised some sunshine came out this afternoon.

Humidity levels are too bad here right now but look out to the west.  Dew points are in the upper 60′s and 70′s.  This means sticky conditions tomorrow and Tuesday.

current dew points

The muggy air will play a role in our thunderstorm chances for tomorrow.  We’ll see a cold front approach the area and with the humid conditions we’ll see showers and thunderstorms fire up.  The first chance of rain will be in the morning on Monday.  We’ll see a break and then another round of showers and thunderstorms will fire up.  It’s this second round in the afternoon that I’m slightly concerned about.  We’re under a slight risk for severe weather from the Storm Prediction Center.  This means in the afternoon we may see some stronger storms with gusty winds and hail.

svr risk

Right now it looks like a few showers during the early morning.

Mon 7am

A break for the mid-morning/early afternoon before a line of showers and storms develop.

Mon 2pm

Some of our computer models are suggesting the storms fire right in the middle of the Miami Valley and move south.  It all depends on some of the boundaries that are left over from the morning rain.

There’s another round of showers and storms expected on Tuesday too.

tue 3pm

Some of these storms may be on the strong side with gusty winds and hail.

Dew points will climb into the upper 60′s and near 70 for Monday & Tuesday.

DEW POINTS MON 6PM

We’ll finally return to less humid air and dry conditions for the middle and latter half of the week.

Have a great week!

Tara
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