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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.


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


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


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.



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.


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.


Have a great weekend!


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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


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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

Have a great week!



A great weekend before rain and humidity return

July 5th, 2014 at 6:14 pm by under Weather

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.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!




A beautiful 4th of July weekend

July 4th, 2014 at 5:56 am by under Weather

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.

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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.

July 4th Climo

Check out these great pictures from Amy Hoying in Fort Loramie.  She says the “amber waves of grain” will likely be harvested this weekend.

Amy Hoying Wheat Amy Hoying Corn

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.

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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.

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Happy 4th and have a wonderful weekend.


Muggy with more rain tomorrow

June 28th, 2014 at 5:20 pm by under Weather

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Showers and storms will be likely after 1pm through the early evening hours.

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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.

Stay cool this weekend!

First time we hit 90 this season

June 17th, 2014 at 6:07 pm by under Weather

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.

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When you factor in the humidity with the heat it feels slightly warmer.  Here are current heat index values.

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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.

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There’s a better chance of showers and storms on Thursday afternoon and evening.  Humidity values will still be high.

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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.

Have a great evening!


The heat is on

June 16th, 2014 at 6:11 pm by under Weather

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We had lots of sunshine and warm temperatures.  I went to Caesars Creek State Park and went on a long but gorgeous hike.  There were many people who enjoyed water skiing and swimming in the lake.

We got a great picture sent to us.  Don’t forget you can always send your photos via reportit@wdtn.com on our website. Thanks for sharing!


Today we saw some thunderstorms pop earlier this afternoon.  All of those storms have moved eastward but there’s still a slim chance we may see an isolated storm pop this evening but most of us should remain dry.


We started out this morning with dew point values in the lower 60′s but they quickly jumped into the upper 60′s and near 70 for the afternoon.


It’s going to be a while before the humidity ends.  Dew point values will stay in the upper 60′s and lower 70′s for the next several days.  This means it’s going to be hot and humid in the afternoon and muggy at night.  The AC unit will be getting a work out for much of the week.

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We will see the potential to reach 90 degrees a couple times this week.  The last time we hit 90 was in September of last year.

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We’ll see sunshine to start Tuesday with a few clouds in the afternoon.  It looks like we’ll be dry.  If thunderstorms do pop they’ll be widely scattered.

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There’s a much better chance of rain on Wednesday afternoon.  With highs again in the lower 90′s.

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Stay cool this week!


A fantastic weekend

June 13th, 2014 at 4:55 am by under Weather

Wow we have a great weekend forecasted around the Miami Valley!  Lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures will head this way.  First we have to get through clouds and a few showers this morning.

We’re tracking a cold front moving through the Miami Valley this morning.  Look for lots of clouds and a slight chance for a few showers from now until about 11am.

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Skies will become mostly clear by the afternoon with lower humidity values.  Dew points to the west of us are in the 40′s and 50′s.

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Saturday morning will start off with clear skies and cool temperatures.  Readings will drop into the upper 40′s and lower 50′s early Saturday.  So if you have any late night plans tonight or early Saturday morning grab the light jacket or sweater.  By the afternoon Saturday will be great with highs a bit warmer into the middle and upper 70′s.

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This may be one of the best graphics Brian Davis has ever left me.  If you’re heading to Versailles this weekend for Poultry Days it’s going to be great.  Great theme folks “Cluck Dynasty.”

poultry days

Temperatures do rise on Sunday.  If you have any Father’s Day plans outside it will be great!  Look for lots of sunshine with highs climbing into the 80′s on Sunday.

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By the way – today is Friday the 13th AND we have a full moon!  The next full moon on a Friday the 13th won’t happen for another 35 years.

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Have a WONDERFULL weekend!!!


More humid today with showers

June 11th, 2014 at 5:36 am by under Weather

Today may not be the greatest hair day.  We have higher humidity now that a warm front has lifted north of the area.   Dew point values are in the middle 60′s which means it feels a little sticky out there.

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The warm front brought us showers and thunderstorms yesterday.  Dayton picked up about a quarter of an inch but three quarters of an inch feel in Wilmington.

48 hr rainfall total

We have an area of low pressure to the south and west of us.  The warm front is now north of the Miami Valley.  This means more humid conditions and the chance for a shower or storm to pop anytime today.

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Look for partly to mostly cloudy skies today with dry conditions around 8am.  Later in the afternoon there’s a chance for showers and storms.

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There’s a slight chance for a few showers on Thursday and early Friday morning but we’re in store for a great weekend!  High pressure builds across the area for Saturday producing lots of sunshine with highs near 80.



Rain today and tonight

June 10th, 2014 at 5:11 am by under Weather

Good Tuesday morning!  We have some rain developing south of the Miami Valley.

Here’s the radar picture at 5am:

5am radar

Rain will be light to moderate for the first part of the morning.  Clouds will stick around for much of the day with temperatures in the low to middle 70′s.

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Rain becomes a bit more scattered around the lunch hour through about 2pm.  Another round of showers with some thunderstorms will develop after the dinner hour.

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The rain tonight may be heavy at times.  If you’re heading to the Dayton Dragons or the Reds games be sure to pack the poncho.

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Low pressure sticks around the area for the day tomorrow.  A warm front will lift northward and that means we’ll feel the humidity rise a little more Wednesday with showers and thunderstorms possible.

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Have a great day!




Dry today but a wet week ahead

June 9th, 2014 at 5:46 am by under Weather

Some patchy fog this morning.  Visibilities are sitting at 3-6 miles in many locations.


Look for partly to mostly cloudy skies through the day.  We’ll see some breaks in the clouds today from time to time.  Highs will be near normal in the upper 70′s close to 80.


If you’re heading to Great American Ball Park we’ll see dry conditions with temperatures int he 70′s.


We’re tracking an area of low pressure that will bring us a good chance of showers and thunderstorms through the day tomorrow.


Showers and storms will continue for the next couple of days.

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We’ll see the chance for another 1-2 inches total for the week.  This will continue to add to our June monthly rainfall total.


Have a wonderful day!

Some showers to end the weekend

June 7th, 2014 at 5:28 pm by under Weather

What a fantastic day with lots of sunshine and highs in the lower 80′s.  There’s a storm system off to our west.  In a few hours you’ll begin to see the clouds increase as this storm gets a littler closer to us.

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The rest of the evening will be dry just increasing clouds.  The best chance of rain will come after midnight.

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There’s a chance for a few showers especially early in the morning.  Between about 2am and 10am Sunday will be the best chance of rain.  Showers will be come a bit more scattered through about 2pm.  The rain finally begins to taper off for the later half of the afternoon.  We may even break into a little sunshine by the late afternoon.

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I don’t think it’s going to be a complete wash out but if you’re heading to Troy for the Strawberry Festival grab the umbrella just in case.

strawberry forecast

It will be dry for Sunday night and the first part of Monday.  Temperatures again will be around normal.

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Another storm system heads this way for Tuesday.  It will bring us a chance for rain with highs in the upper 70′s.  Rain chances continue for the first part of next week.

Have a great weekend!

A 50/50 weekend

June 6th, 2014 at 5:54 pm by under Weather

As I was running errands before work this afternoon and couldn’t find a cloud in the sky!  We have high pressure overhead and that means we have clear skies, low humidity and near normal temperatures.

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We’re going to see another quiet night with temperatures falling into the middle 50′s under clear skies.  We’ll see lots of sunshine for Saturday but we’re tracking an area of low pressure that will bring us rain for Sunday.

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If you have any outdoor activities or festivals you want to go to Saturday may be the better day.

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The best chance of rain will be after midnight Saturday and into the first part of Sunday.  Right now it looks like 1am to 9 or 10am is the best chance of rain.   Sunday won’t be a complete wash out but there will be the chance for a few scattered showers in the afternoon.

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Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!


Clear and cool

June 5th, 2014 at 6:13 pm by under Weather

We had a GREAT day today with highs around normal and lots of sunshine!  The high humidity we’ve been seeing the last few days is now gone.


The area picked up about 1-2 inches of rainfall yesterday but officially at the Dayton airport 0.75″ was in the bucket.  Dayton is still above normal precipitation for June.

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We have high pressure influencing our weather the next few days meaning clear skies and low humidity.  Tonight temperatures will drop into the lower 50′s for most locations.

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Look for lots of sunshine for the area with dry conditions through much of Ohio.  Saturday will be much like Friday with highs in the lower 80′s and lots of sunshine.

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We’re watching a storm system that will head this way on Sunday.  So if you’re doing any outdoor activities Saturday is the day to do it.  If you’re going to the Troy Strawberry Festival this weekend here’s your forecast.

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Severe weather threat Wednesday

June 3rd, 2014 at 8:13 pm by under Weather

After a muggy start we’re seeing humidity values decrease this evening.  Dew points (that’s the measurement of how much moisture is in the air) are now in the 50′s which means it’s comfortable.

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But these comfortable dew points are going to last for long.  They’ll creep right back into the upper 60′s and lower 70′s for tomorrow.

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One of the reasons why we’re going to see our dew points increase is all due to what we call a low level jet.  This is a plume of moisture that’s going to be transported northward thanks to strong winds in the lower levels of the atmosphere.  This is going to help fuel thunderstorms for Wednesday.

Right now there’s severe thunderstorms forming in Iowa and Nebraska.  They’re seeing VERY heavy rainfall, tornadoes, hail and strong winds.  This is the same complex we’ll be tracking for tomorrow.  This will eventually turn into an MCS or mesoscale convective system.  Basically a large batch of thunderstorms.  This system will eventually track eastward into Illinois and Indiana.   There’s two things helping to aid in our severe weather threat tomorrow.  The upper level winds and the low level jet.

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One thing we’re going to have to watch is this MCS.  If it holds together it will be west of Indy by early tomorrow morning.  Some of the computer models we’re watching has it sticking together and moving through Dayton while others are suggesting it will fade away and allow for another strong line of thunderstorms to develop just west of Ohio and move eastward.  Either way we still run the chance for seeing strong storms tomorrow.

The main threats are very strong winds and hail but isolated tornadoes and flooding aren’t out of the question.

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Tomorrow morning we’ll start off with low humidity values and some sunshine.

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By the lunch hour we’ll see the chance for showers and storms to develop to our west.  The best chance of severe storms will begin around 3 or 4pm and track eastward by 6pm.

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The storms will head out of our area by the late evening hours.

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Thursday actually looks good with some sunshine, lower humidity values and highs in the 70′s.

Stay safe and be sure to be weather aware tomorrow!  Sign up for text alerts, make sure your phones are charged and ready to go.   Jamie will have the latest tomorrow morning and I’ll be watching things closely too!


Muggy with thunderstorms

June 2nd, 2014 at 5:44 pm by under Weather

A few showers and thunderstorms are popping around the Miami Valley right now.  A line of showers and storms in Indiana will be heading this way through the evening hours.  Best chance of rain will be through 1 am.

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It was muggy today and it will continue to be muggy tonight.  When dew point values climb into the middle and upper 60′s humidity is high and it feels uncomfortable.

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Dew points remain high for the start of Tuesday.  However we’ll see a brief break from the humidity on Tuesday night before they rise again for Wednesday.

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Rain is possible again on Tuesday but it will be scattered in the afternoon.  I don’t think everyone in the Miami Valley will see rain but there’s a slight chance after 2pm of more showers developing.

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Our focus then shifts to Wednesday.  A piece of energy in the upper levels of the atmosphere coupled with the warm moist at the surface will create the proper lift and instability for a large batch of showers and thunderstorms to form.  We’ll be watching two different systems.  The first one will move through early Wednesday morning and will produce strong storms in Iowa.

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Depending on where this complex goes and if it holds together is still up in the air.  What we do know is another batch of showers and storms will develop during the afternoon and evening Wednesday.  Some of these storms may be on the stronger side and may bring us gusty winds and hail.

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Be sure to stay tuned to the forecast.



Unsettled weather pattern next week

June 1st, 2014 at 5:51 pm by under Weather

Wow what an amazing day!  We had lots of sunshine with a high of 86.  Humidity values weren’t too bad but there’s more humid air south of Dayton and it’s heading this way.


With the humidity and warmer temperatures there’s a slight chance a few showers will develop tonight but the best chance will be toward daybreak.


There will be several dry hours on Monday but another round of rain is possible in the afternoon and evening.


Showers and thunderstorms will be possible through Monday evening and into early Tuesday morning.


A cold front will pass through the area on Tuesday producing another round of showers and thunderstorms.


Rain is possible for several days next week.  We’ll be in an active pattern so be sure to keep the umbrella handy for the next several days.

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We’re watching the storm potential on Wednesday closely.  There’s a chance some of the storms may be on the stronger side.  Stay tuned.



A great end to the weekend

May 31st, 2014 at 6:10 pm by under Weather

We saw a lot of sunshine across the area today!  There’s barely a cloud in the sky and that will continue through the evening.

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Highs tomorrow will be a few degrees warmer than today.  Humidity values will increase a bit through the afternoon.  If you have any yard work you need done Sunday will be a great day to do it.

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Sunday will start with lots of sunshine and highs in the middle 80′s.  The higher temperatures and humidity will allow a slight chance for a few showers and storms to pop south of Dayton.  The best chance will be after 6pm Sunday.


There’s a better chance for showers and thunderstorms on Monday as a storm system heads this way.  Highs will continue to be in the middle 80′s with the best chance of rain in the afternoon.


Temperatures will remain in the 80′s for much of next week.


Along with the warmer air there are several chances for rain.  Keep the umbrella handy through much of the work week.