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.
Showers and thunderstorms will be likely through much of the day. The best chance will be between 2pm and 7pm.
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.
We’ll see another chance for a few showers and storms tomorrow as a cold front tracks through the area.
Humidity values start out high tomorrow but once the front moves through it will turn less humid and cooler.
Temperatures will drop into the 70′s as high pressure keeps us high and dry for the middle of the week.
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.
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.
Humidity values have increased today and will be a little higher tomorrow. Dew points are already in the middle 60′s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Again if you want to see more video and pictures head to KHON2.com our sister station in Hawaii.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had some spotty showers today but now we’re beginning to see those come to an end and see some peeks of sunshine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ll see some cloud cover later this afternoon and evening as a storm system approaches.
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.
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.
There’s another chance for rain Sunday morning and Sunday night.
After the thunderstorms this weekend temperatures drop quickly for next week. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will drop into the 70′s.
We’re seeing a big difference from yesterday morning to today! Yesterday we had heavy rain, thunder and lightning.
Today we have lower humidity, cooler temperatures and lots of sunshine. Dew points are in the 50′s compared to yesterday’s 60′s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
High pressure comes into the Miami Valley for Thursday and Friday. This means less humid air, cooler temperatures and sunny skies.
Temperatures are going to drop below normal for the next few days.
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.
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.
The kids had a great time and are enjoying the summer camp. They’ve been on so many field trips during the summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday will be the hottest day with highs near 90 and partly cloudy skies.
On Wednesday we’re tracking a cloud front that will bring a good chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Behind the cold front temperatures will drop below normal and we’ll also see humidity levels drop on Thursday.
Highs climb to the upper 80′s and near 90 this week which is well above normal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Highs will be in the lower 70′s and lows in the 50′s. It’s still summer right?
Have a great weekend!
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.
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.
Right now it looks like a few showers during the early morning.
A break for the mid-morning/early afternoon before a line of showers and storms develop.
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.
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.
We’ll finally return to less humid air and dry conditions for the middle and latter half of the week.
After a great Fourth of July we ended up with a great holiday weekend too! We had lots of sunshine, low humidity and temperatures right around normal for this time of year.
The sunshine has really been helping farmers and many of the flowers around the area. Bill Norman from Farmersville sent some pictures of his sunflowers. He says some of them are about 6 feet tall!
A few high level clouds have moved into portions of the Miami Valley from a storm system to the west of us. This piece of energy will head into the area late tonight and early tomorrow morning. We may see a few spotty showers very early Sunday morning but they should be out of here by lunchtime.
We’ll start off with cloudy skies on Sunday but will see some sunshine Sunday afternoon. Highs will be in the low to middle 80′s.
A cold front will arrive on Monday. This will bring an increase in humidity and also the chance for showers and storms. Dew point values have been in the 50′s for the last few days but now it’s on the rise for early next week. Dew point values will climb into the 60′s and near 70. This means it’s going to feel much more humid.
The cold front will head this way on Monday. We’ll see clouds increase late Sunday night with showers and storms likely for Monday afternoon.
There’s another system heading this way for Tuesday. It will bring another round of rain for the day.
The holiday weekend forecast looks great! High pressure will keep us dry and sunny through much of the weekend.
If you’re heading out early this morning temperatures are on the cooler side with readings in the 50′s. If you’re heading to any of the parades this morning temperatures will be in the 60′s with lots of sunshine.
Tonight’s fireworks displays won’t see any rain. If you’re out though you may need a long sleeve shirt or light jacket as temperatures will fall in the 60′s.
In the past temperatures on the 4th of July have either been in the 70′s or 80′s. Only two days saw triple digit readings.
Check out these great pictures from Amy Hoying in Fort Loramie. She says the “amber waves of grain” will likely be harvested this weekend.
Arthur is picking up steam and is currently a category 2 storm as of 5am Friday. It will begin to clip the east coast and eventually head farther into the Atlantic this weekend.
Quiet conditions continue for us as we see high pressure dominate our weather this weekend. Look for lots of sunshine throughout the day today and through Saturday.
We’ll start off with some sunshine on Sunday morning but we’ll see clouds increase as a storm system heads this way for early next week.
I’m back for the weekend shift after having a week off going to a wedding, visiting friends/family and relaxing! I had such a great time and now feel like I need another day off to unpack and clean.
One of my college friends (who is also a meteorologist) got married in Rockford last weekend. There were 8 meteorologists at the wedding. Including Tom Skilling from WGN. Seven of us posed for a picture (My friend Alan is a professor at St. Cloud State and he missed the photo opportunity) Can anyone name all 7? The other guys work in Illinois and Wisconsin. A hint…two aren’t actually on tv.
I returned back to Dayton and I guess I brought the humidity with me. Yuck! Dew point values are in the 70′s which means it’s extremely humid.
The heat and humidity are going to stick around for the next several days. We finally get a break after a cold front moves through Tuesday night.
Until then we’ll see the heat, humidity and chance for rain. An isolated shower is possible tonight and for the first half of Sunday.
There’s a better chance of showers especially during the peak heating of the day. After 1pm through the evening is the best chance of seeing rain. If you are heading to the Vectren Dayton Air Show make sure you bring along the rain gear and drink plenty of water.
Showers and storms will be likely after 1pm through the early evening hours.
There’s a slight chance for a few showers on Monday but the heat will be the main story here. Highs will approach 90 degrees during the afternoon.
Well we made it. Dayton International Airport hit 91 degrees this afternoon.
Of course it felt uncomfortable not because of the high heat but also the humidity. Dew point values are in the upper 60′s and near 70.
When you factor in the humidity with the heat it feels slightly warmer. Here are current heat index values.
We’ll see dry conditions tonight and it will be muggy once again. Just like we saw last night and this morning. We’ll be dry for the most part tomorrow but there’s a chance for a few thunderstorms especially in the afternoon and evening. Some of the storms may be on the stronger side.
There’s a better chance of showers and storms on Thursday afternoon and evening. Humidity values will still be high.
The chance for showers and storms will be possible through the end of the week. Especially during the afternoon and evening during the peak heating of the day.