Hopefully you got out today and enjoyed the great weather! I went hiking and the trails were packed this morning. We managed to make it up to 79 degrees just shy of 80.
The warmer temperatures have allowed lots of color to pop. One of our viewers wlsnaar sent us a picture of flowers blooming. You can do the same by either emailing them to email@example.com or you can upload the picture from our new Storm Team 2 weather app.
A storm system is going to head this way and bring us a good chance of showers and even a few thunderstorms for much of the day Sunday. First we’ll see the clouds increase tonight.
The rain will move from the south to the north throughout the day Sunday. It looks like the rain will begin sometime shortly after 10 a.m.
Rain will continue through much of the day. There may even be a few thunderstorms by the afternoon.
In addition to the rain we’ll also see breezy winds out of the ESE. At times winds may be around 10-20 m.p.h.
While we’ll get a little bit of a break in the rain later Sunday night there’s another chance for rain on Monday.
Once the rain ends Monday temperatures begin to drop later in the week.
We had a great weekend with lots of sunshine and dry conditions! Highs hit the 70′s both Saturday and Sunday and while we’ll continue to stay above normal for next week we’ll also see several chances for showers and a few storms.
First today…after a sunny day we’re beginning to see a few clouds move into the area.
Clouds will continue to stick around this evening. There’s a very slim chance of an isolated shower this evening but most of us will be dry.
A cold front will be moving through the area tomorrow. This will bring us gusty winds, cloud cover and a chance for showers and storms.
Most of the day will be partly cloudy, warm and breezy. There’s a slight chance we may see a few showers ahead of the cold front but the best chance for rain will be after 5p.m. as the cold front passes through the Miami Valley.
Winds will be breezy out of the south and southwest around 10-20 m.p.h. with gusts around 25-30.
The clouds stick around with showers likely Monday night. By Tuesday the rain has moved eastward and we’ll see dry conditions for much of the day.
We’ll see another chance for showers possible Wednesday evening.
After a stormy week we finally see quiet and dry weather for the weekend. It was a touch chilly this morning with lows in the 30′s but with lots of sunshine we saw temperatures climb to near normal.
We are still seeing clear skies out there right now. Our camera in Beavercreek is showing no clouds at all. We also received a great sky shot from wlsnaar through our reportit feature. You can upload your photo or video through our Storm Team 2 Weather app. We would love to share these online and on-air. Thanks!
Tomorrow morning we’ll start out with temperatures in the lower 40′s. So another cool start but look for lots of sunshine once again.
If you’re going to the Dayton Dragon’s Opening Day the forecast looks great!
High pressure remains in place for the rest of the weekend. A cold front will move through the area on Monday.
Look for lots of sunshine on Sunday with clouds increasing Sunday night.
The cold front moves through on Monday bringing us a chance for showers and storms. A line of showers and storms will develop to the west of us and will continue to move eastward. This line may weaken as it moves toward the Miami Valley.
Thursday night we had our first warning of 2015. The National Weather Service in Wilmington issued a tornado warning for western Clark county just before 10 p.m. Here’s a look at the velocity from the FAA radar north of the airport. The greens and reds close together mean circulation and a possible tornado.
While the circulation was small and brief it DID produce a tornado. The NWS in Wilmington confirmed that a small EF0 tornado touched down near New Carlisle. Here’s a link to the survey
It’s important to note that years ago we probably wouldn’t have been able to issue a tornado warning and advise people of a possible tornado. Technology has advanced and now we have access to several FAA radars. We’re able to see tighter circulations that we couldn’t see 25 years ago. This allows meteorologists to issue warnings and alert people to severe weather. Here’s a report from last night’s newscast about the better technology.
One quick note: I want to explain that NO television meteorologists actually issue warnings. The National Weather Service meteorologists are the ONLY ones who can issue warnings. It’s our station policy to cut in during tornado warnings and stay on until the warning has expired. The NWS in Wilmington is VERY good about lifting the warning if the circulation has weakened. So we’re not staying on because want to ruin your program – we’re on to deliver safety information. Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis mentioned this in his facebook post the other day it’s a part of our FCC license. Every TV station in town has the same policy. Seeing from the confirmation above there WAS cause for staying on – a tornado DID touch down.
Today we started out with temperatures around freezing. It was a little cooler than normal but we did have lots of sunshine!
Look for dry conditions tonight with temperatures falling into the 30′s once again. High pressure keeps us dry and sunny for Sunday.
Highs Sunday will climb into the 60′s with lots of sunshine and breezy winds out of the southwest.
Clouds increase on Monday and there’s a chance for on and off showers throughout the day. Keep the umbrella handy just in case.
If you’re heading down to GABP don’t forget the rain gear. Showers will be possible for the parade and the game.
Rain chances will continue for much of next week. Our storm track or jet stream will shift to the south and southwest meaning waves of low pressure will move through the Miami Valley.
We saw our first severe weather warning of the season last night. A thunderstorm with very strong rotation popped up quickly. The tornado warning was in effect for about 10 or 15 minutes. Here’s an image from the Dayton FAA Terminal Doppler Radar. The reds and greens close together indicate very strong rotation. This quick spin-up was very similar to the tornado that occurred in Vandalia a couple years ago. These are very hard to predict.
We picked up about a half inch to an inch of rain yesterday and we’re in store for more today.
We have a few showers moving through right now and more are expected around the lunch hour.
The bulk of the stronger storms will stay south of the area. There is a FLOOD WATCH in effect for Butler, Warren and Clinton counties.
The rain finally comes to an end tonight but temperatures drop.
Temperatures will start out around freezing early Saturday morning with a few clouds but we’ll see sunny skies and highs near 50 by the afternoon.
Look for lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures on Easter Sunday.
Enjoy the dry weekend because a series of storms will move through next week bringing us several chances for showers the next few days.
We’re starting out with temperatures in the upper 20′s and lower 30′s this morning. High pressure will keep us dry and sunny today. Even with the chilly start temperatures will climb later this afternoon.
Since it’s April 1st I thought we should take a look back at March. Remember March 1st? We had 4.5″ of snow and highs around freezing. I like how we ended March much better.
Winds will not be as breezy today as what they were yesterday. It’s going to be a great day. Winds will pick up tomorrow as a cold front moves through. Highs will be above normal through the end of the week.
We’ll see highs in the lower 70′s Thursday but look for clouds along with showers and thunderstorms.
We haven’t had any severe weather here in the Miami Valley this year. The National Weather Service in Wilmington hasn’t had any watches or warnings issued for the Dayton area making it 98 consecutive days of no severe weather.
However we are under an elevated risk of severe weather on Thursday. A cold front will move through and bring us a good chance of thunderstorms. Some of these storms may be on the stronger side with gusty winds, hail and very heavy rainfall.
A wave of low pressure will move along the cold front Friday meaning another round of rain will be possible. Rainfall amounts may approach 1-2″ by the end of the week.
Right now it looks like it will be dry but chilly for Easter weekend.
Did you like today? It gets even warmer tomorrow. We hit 60 for the first time this year Saturday and we’re going to take a run at 70 on Monday.
We’ll see breezy winds tomorrow out of the west around 10-20 miles per hour with partly cloudy skies.
High pressure will move east of us tonight and tomorrow. A cold front will swing through Tuesday morning. Ahead of the front winds will be breezy and temperatures will soar.
A few clouds tonight and for tomorrow.
The front will move through early Tuesday morning. It looks like we’ll just see some cloud cover from it. There’s a slight chance we may see a few sprinkles however much of the rain will stay to the north of us.
It looks like spring has sprung! Before I came into work I heard kids in my neighborhood outside playing. There’s still a pretty big snow mound near my place but soon those will be disappearing.
While we did have some cloud cover today the thickest clouds and even a few spotty showers were just north of the Miami Valley.
Because we saw a lot more sunshine and the thicker clouds stayed to our north much of the Dayton area was in the middle and upper 40′s. The cloud cover farther north did keep temperatures near 40 like Lima and Fort Wayne.
We’ll see a few clouds tonight and temperatures will fall into the upper 20′s and lower 30′s.
High pressure builds across the area on Monday bringing lots of sunshine, lighter winds and warmer temperatures. It looks like much of the Miami Valley will see highs in the lower 50′s.
A storm system is going to move from the south into the area on Tuesday. We’ll see an increase in cloud cover and a good chance for some light rain.
Temperatures will stay into the 50′s for a good part of the week. Next chance of rain won’t be until Friday.
I know a few of my friends are getting a little antsy to get out and play some golf. I’m looking forward to enjoying some of our great Metroparks and do some spring hiking! Whatever you plan to do I wish you a great week!
If you haven’t guessed by the title we “spring forward” or shift to Daylight Saving Time early Sunday morning. It’s really my least favorite night of the year because magically an hour of my sleep disappears but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels this pain. The one thing I do like about this day is I get to use the bouncing clock graphic during the weather cast. (I know nerd alert – I just got excited about a weather graphic)
The great news is the sun will be setting an hour later this week which may be beneficial once you hear about the temperatures.
Ok so we’re springing forward and we get to experience spring like weather right? YES! It all began today where we saw highs in the middle 40′s. Now we’ve already been at 50 earlier this month – however it was raining all day. So this was the first sunny 40 plus degree day.
It was also a great day to take some photos by drone! This picture is sent to us by Paul Moody.
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Tonight we may see a few clouds drift through our sky with lows falling into the 20′s.
Tomorrow a weak disturbance will pass just shy of our area bringing a little more cloud cover throughout your Sunday. We should remain dry however there is a VERY slim chance we may see a sprinkle. I think we’ll just see an increase in cloud cover.
Highs on Sunday will stay in the lower 40′s with a little more cloud cover at times.
By Monday an area of high pressure heads this way. We’ll see more sunshine and temperatures will increase.
Highs will continue to rise next week into the 50′s! I do want to point out to be careful of spring fever. We can still see significant snow in the middle and even end of March. Remember Palm Sunday 2013? We had several inches of snow fall that day. I’ll do my best to keep it spring like.
More snow is expected. The heaviest amounts will stay farther south but most of the Miami Valley will at least see some snowfall.
First let’s get through the rain – there’s rain on the radar and we’ll continue to see it through the night. We’ve already picked up about a quarter of an inch in Dayton and close to an inch in Cincinnati. (As of 5 p.m.)
With all of the snow melt and rain we’re seeing reduced visibility at times. Be sure to use caution tonight and tomorrow morning…it will be a little foggy.
There’s also a FLOOD WATCH in effect for Warren and Clinton county. The snow melt and moderate rain may cause some flooding issues.
The rain will continue tonight and into early Wednesday morning.
By Wednesday morning we’ll see the chance for a wintry mix as colder air moves into the area. The colder air will eventually switch the mix over to all snow during the day. There’s still a chance for some snow early Thursday morning.
A WINTER STORM WARNING goes into effect Wednesday at noon and continues until Thursday 1 p.m. for Warren and Clinton counties. There’s a WINTER STORM WATCH for Butler and Greene counties.
It looks like the heaviest snowfall will occur farther south. However most of the area will still see the chance for some accumulating snow.
There’s going to be a tight gradient of snow – meaning there will be a big difference in amounts in a short distance.
We’ll continue to track this system as it moves through. Be sure to check in with Jamie Jarosik in the morning for the latest conditions.
The snow is exiting the Miami Valley now and we’re beginning to see temperatures fall. There may be a little patchy fog this evening along with some icy patches on the roadways. Use caution if you’re going to be out and about tonight.
Before I talk about the snow I want to go back and talk about February really quick. 2015 made the top 5 coldest February’s on record! Brrrr
Here’s a look at the snowfall we received today. Most areas picked up 3-5″ while there were a few spots that got 6 or 7″
This was a heavy packing snow so many people made snowmen. We got some great pictures and here are just a few.
Tonight we’ll see a few light flurries until about 8 p.m. otherwise look for cloudy conditions and some fog.
Clouds will begin to clear by daybreak and we’ll see high pressure build across the area.
Monday will be dry with lots of sunshine. Temperatures will still be below normal with highs around 30.
On Tuesday the pattern changes. We’ll see a storm system head this way and warm us up. Along with the warm up we’ll also see freezing rain and rain.
We may see some flooding issues – be sure to stay tuned to the forecast.
We’re tracking another storm that will bring accumulating snow to most of the Miami Valley. Snow will begin to overspread the area through the overnight hours.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for all of the Miami Valley until Sunday at 10 p.m. Butler, Warren and Clinton counties are under the advisory until 3 p.m. Sunday.
The snow is west of Dayton right now and will continue to move eastward through the overnight hours. Temperatures will stay fairly steady tonight then gradually rise through the overnight hours. This means the snow will start off being light and fluffy but then change to a heavy, wet, packing snow tomorrow morning.
As early as 8 a.m. we’ll see warmer air move northward. This will bring a rain/snow mix as far north as the I-70 corridor. The northern Miami Valley will stay all snow while the southern half will see some snow at first, then rain, then snow before the system pulls east of Ohio.
During the early afternoon there may be a break in the precipitation but another surge of colder air will filter southward and change the rain back over to snow.
Here’s a look at the snowfall forecast. Most of the area will pick up 3-5″ of snow. Within the 3-5″ band there may be a few areas that pick up 6″ of snowfall. Southern sections of Preble, Montgomery and Greene counties will see some rain so lower amounts are here.
Monday looks better with high pressure over the area. We’ll see lots of sunshine!
On Tuesday another system heads this way. However this one won’t give us snow but rain…and it looks like it may be heavy. Right now the forecast calls for freezing rain to start Tuesday morning then changes to rain for much of the day. Did I mention temperatures will be close to 50? We’re going to have to keep our eyes on the potential for flooding. With all of the snow we’ve seen plus all the rain rivers may swell and storm drains will be working over time.