We’re dealing with some patchy fog this morning. It’s causing more of a nuisance farther north where some schools are now on 2 hour delays. Click here for a list
We have a Dense Fog Advisory in effect until 10am.
Fog this morning with some sunshine then clouds increasing for the afternoon. It will be dry today with highs near normal.
Our jet stream or storm track will bring us temperatures above normal for Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday our jet stream takes a big dip and this means that we will see enough lift for thunderstorms to develop.
There is a slight chance that some of these storms may be on the strong side. The Storm Prediction Center has portions of Ohio in an elevated risk of severe weather.
Right now it looks like trick or treating may be soggy. We’re going to keep an eye on this system. It’s a little too early to tell whether or not strong storms will make it all the way here. But it’s something to be aware of.
Until then we’ll see temperature above normal with a few showers possible on Wednesday as a warm front lifts northward.
If you need to get any yard work done today would be the day to do it. Rain chances will increase.
We had a beautiful day Sunday and we’re in store for much of the same today. One of our weather checkers Tom in Kettering sent us this photo of the beautiful sunset yesterday.
Winds will be light with lots of sunshine and highs near normal. It will be a great day to do some yard work. The weather doesn’t look good for the rest of the week.
High pressure is nearby today meaning sunny skies and highs near normal. We’ll start off with temperatures near freezing but will warm to near 60 today.
Clouds begin to thicken later in the day on Tuesday and there’s even a chance for some showers by the late afternoon.
We’re tracking a strong storm system that will head this way for the middle of the week. Our jet stream or storm track brings a southwesterly flow aloft which means warmer temperatures for us.
A dip in the jet stream on Thursday means that there is strong support in the upper levels of the atmosphere. There’s a good chance of showers and even thunderstorms as a strong cold front moves through Thursday. This means trick or treating may be soggy.
This front is something we’re going to watch closely.
We’ve been forecasting for a couple of days that it would be windy today and the wind really put a bite in the air! Here are some of the wind gusts around the Miami Valley and the state.
A cold front now to the west of us will swing through later tonight. This is going to switch our winds and also decrease them as well.
We’re still seeing a lot of clouds right now however there have been some holes in them. Showers have developed with this front in southern Michigan however they are struggling to dip farther south. It looks like we may be dry tonight with skies gradually clearing overnight.
By tomorrow morning we’ll start off with some sunshine, temperatures near freezing again but the good news is the winds will not be as strong as what they were today.
Look for lots of sunshine Sunday afternoon with temperatures holding steady in the lower 50′s.
On Monday we’ll see lots of sunshine with temperatures getting a little closer to normal for this time of year. Highs will begin to approach the 60 degree mark.
We’re tracking a storm system for the middle of the week that will allow our temperatures to warm above normal but it will also bring a good chance of rain to the area. It looks like we’ll see a very good chance of rain on Halloween. We’ll continue to monitor this storm system for you.
For the second day in a row we’ve seen a mixed precipitation falling from the sky. (Is it really October?!?)
You’ve been great in sending in your video and photos! We truly appreciate it. Here are a few pics from our viewers of “graupel”
Graupel or “ice pellets” occur when snow falls through a layer of supercooled water droplets. When I was teaching a college course in Toledo I told my students that the water is so cool it’s SUPERcool. Supercooled means raindrops are in the liquid state even though the temperatures are below freezing. So as the snowflakes fall the supercooled droplets attach the snowflake and end up falling as little ice pellets. We’re seeing this because there is a layer of cooler air closer to the atmosphere.
Many people have been calling it hail. Hail is a completely different process and occurs with updrafts during thunderstorms. While what we saw was ice it was not hail.
Temperatures are going to drop tonight. We have a freeze warning in effect across the Miami Valley.
Skies are going to clear especially south and west of Dayton. High pressure will move a little closer overnight and early Friday morning.
By Friday afternoon we’ll see some sunshine but it will still be chilly with highs running well below normal. Temperatures gradually rise over the weekend into the lower 50′s as a cold front approaches. It will be very breezy on Saturday. Right now it looks dry but there are a couple of computer models that are suggesting there may be a few rain showers late in the afternoon/evening Saturday.
Well we’ve been talking about it for days here at Storm Team 2 and sure enough we had some snow this morning. Here are a few photos that viewers from across the Miami Valley that we received via report!t.
This mornings snowfall broke a couple of different records. First it broke a daily snowfall record at the airport – the old record was .2″ back in 1917. The second record was the days between spring and fall snowfall. One of my twitter followers said “that’s only 6 months” Makes it seem even shorter when you put it like that!
We’re seeing a few showers right now on the radar and they are mixing at times. Some sleet and even graupel.
Sarah Lews sent us this photo from Celina.
The winter like conditions continue later tonight. We have a freeze warning in effect tonight through early Thursday morning.
Highs are normally in the lower 60′s for this time of year. However Thursday we’ll stay in the lower to middle 40′s.
Thursday will be partly to mostly cloudy. We can’t rule out a chance for an isolated rain or snow shower tomorrow.
The weather will improve heading into the weekend. We will see temperatures rise into the 50′s with sunny skies.
Once again we’re starting out with a few areas of patchy fog this morning. Once the sun rises we’ll see the fog come to an end pretty quickly. However if you’re traveling along I75 south or I71 you may see some foggy conditions.
High pressure is in control today and that means lots of sunshine with highs near normal. It’s going to be a beautiful fall day. Great to get out and enjoy some of the fall colors.
Clouds will increase later tonight but it will still be dry for Operation Football tonight.
We’re tracking some rain that will arrive early Saturday morning. This will continue through the early afternoon.
This means our temperatures will be a bit cooler with clouds and rain.
By Sunday we’ll be dry with mostly sunny skies so if you need to do some yard work Sunday is the better of the two weekend days.
Our pattern is going to change here for much of next week. This means cooler temperatures with night time lows near that all important frost/freeze mark. Looks like the growing season is going to come to an end.
We had some showers yesterday but ended the day with some sunshine. Many of our viewers and weathercheckers sent in some great photos. Don’t forget you can send your photos by clicking on the report!t feature at wdtn.com
We’re starting off the morning with clear skies – lots of stars and great view of the moon. Once the sun rises we’ll see some of it before clouds quickly increase by the middle morning. There’s a dip in our jet stream this morning showing where that disturbance is right now.
Rain will stay to the west of us by 8am but will inch closer by 11am.
By 2pm the entire area will see a chance for showers. They will be on the light side and continue to move out of the area quickly. They should be off to the east of us by the drive home today.
Skies become partly cloudy overnight and temperatures drop into the upper 30′s and lower 40′s once again Friday morning. Look for lots of sunshine on Friday with highs near normal. We’ll also be dry for Friday’s Operation Football.
On Saturday our jet stream takes another dip. This means temperatures drop back into lower 50′s with showers likely for Saturday morning.
Skies are cloudy right now with some patchy fog in the southern half of the Miami Valley this morning. If you’re traveling south to Cincinnati be aware of patching fog along I75. Foggy conditions also being reported along I71 too.
There’s a cold front to the west of us and already we’re seeing clouds overspread the area ahead of the front. Rain is in Illinois this morning and will eventually head this way later this evening and into the overnight hours. Most of the day will be dry but there’s a slight chance of showers around 5pm.
There’s a slight chance we may see a few scattered showers in the afternoon but there’s a better chance of rain later in the evening and into the overnight hours.
The cold front arrives early Wednesday morning producing showers that will eventually end by the late morning.
After the cold front moves through our temperatures are going to drop. We’ve seen above normal highs for several days in a row and now temperatures will return back to normal for Wednesday. By Thursday they drop even more with highs only in the upper 50′s.
We have had several days with lots of sunshine and today was one of those. Temperatures are still running well above normal for the second week of October.
Clouds have been increasing ahead of a weak cold front that’s now in eastern Illinois. Clouds will thicken later tonight and stick around for part of the day Sunday.
As the cold front gets a little closer to the Miami Valley there’s a slight chance we may see a spotty shower form overnight and early Sunday morning.
If you’re heading to church or running early Sunday morning you may run into a spotty shower. However most locations will be dry. Clouds stick around for much of the day but we’ll see some sunshine later in the afternoon. Once again temperatures will be above normal.
We’re keeping an eye on a stronger cold front heading this way for Wednesday. This will not only bring us the chance for rain but bring cooler temperatures for the end of the week.
We saw some scattered showers today across portions of the Miami Valley. A more steady and heavy rain is heading this way for Sunday.
The stronger storms will stay to our west tonight but there’s a chance some of the storms that move through tomorrow may contain some gusty winds.
The rain is all due to a strong cold front that right now is off to our west and will move through on Sunday.
There is already a Flash Flood Watch issued for most of the area due to the heavy amounts of rainfall we may see tomorrow. As the batch of rain moves through some areas may pick up a significant amount under these thunderstorms.
As for timing…Look for a spotty shower tonight but the heavier line of rain and thunderstorms will come through tomorrow. There may be a bit of a break in the morning but much of the afternoon will be wet.
Once the front moves through there will be a slight chance for a few scattered showers during the day Monday. You’ll definitely feel the difference in the air temperature.
We hit 78 today and we’ll be in the lower 70′s for Sunday. But look at our normal for this time of year – 68. We’ll be below that on Monday. In fact temperatures will likely struggle to reach 60.
Remember last Sunday when I was mentioning a strong cold front that would move through and drop our temperatures? I said we are going to see our temperatures drop behind the front. Well here it is!
A cold front is moving through the Miami Valley right now and will weaken tonight. This will keep us with a slight shower chance tonight and tomorrow morning. We didn’t get a lot of rain today but just enough to wet the pavement and grass.
The cloud cover and rainfall kept us cool today.
We will see some clouds and even a spotty shower possible tomorrow morning before the cold front washes out. We’ll eventually break into some sunshine for Monday afternoon and evening.
By Tuesday temperatures begin to rise and the sun comes out. We’ll see another quiet weather pattern set up for the middle of the week.
Looking ahead into the extended forecast….stay tuned for a stronger cold to move through the area next weekend. The timing could change but right now computer models are suggesting a strong cold front to move through on Saturday. This means Sunday’s temperatures are going to take a big dip.
It’s official – fall has begun. The fall equinox occurred at 4:44pm eastern time. This is when the sun’s rays are directed at the Earth’s equator. Check out this cool video the National Weather Service in Wilmington put together showing how the sun’s rays are directed throughout the entire year.
We had a lot of sunshine today! I hope you were able to get out and enjoy it.
Temperatures today were a little cooler than normal. This morning we started out in the middle to upper 40′s.
Early Monday morning temperatures will once again be in the 40′s. Some areas could drop into the lower to middle 40′s.
High pressure is nearby and will continue to bring us lots of sunshine for Monday with highs in the upper 60′s and near 70.
The weather pattern remains quiet for the next several days. Look for lots of sunshine on Tuesday with highs slowly climbing to near normal conditions.
There’s a slight chance we may see a few isolated showers pop south of Dayton during the afternoon on Wednesday but other than that it looks like most of the week remains dry.
Well we needed the rain and boy did we get it! Many locations around the Miami Valley saw between one and three inches of rain from 5pm Friday through 6am Saturday. Here are a few doppler radar estimates.
The cold front that brought us the rain also dropped our temperatures. It feels much cooler and less humid too.
Temperatures will fall into the 40′s across most of the area. A clear and chilly night.
These temperatures arrive just as the first day of fall occurs! The fall equinox is when the sun’s rays are directed at the Earth’s equator. This gives us almost equal day and night. The word equinox is derived from Latin meaning “equal” Fall officially begins Sunday at 4:44pm.
Temperatures will stay below normal for the rest of the weekend. We’ll see highs in the middle 60′s on Sunday. With high pressure nearby look for lots of sunshine, clear and cool nights.
Look for much of the same on Monday. A cool start with sunny skies and slightly warmer temperatures.
We had a batch of rain move through early this morning producing some showers. Many areas got a good soaking since we really could use the rain.
It will be mild and muggy tonight and then breezy and warm for much of the day Friday. A strong cold front will produce showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Some of these storms may be on the strong side with gusty winds, heavy rainfall and lightning.
Most of the day will be dry, warm and breezy but it’s after 5pm when rain begins in the western half of the area. Tomorrow morning starts off dry with rain developing after 5pm and hitting most of the area by 8pm.
Friday night football games and the Air Force 5k at Wright State University will have the potential for rain. Depending on the timing of the line of showers we may see a soggy start to the Air Force Marathon.
If the line of storms moves faster then the start may be dry. However many of our forecast models show there’s a chance for a shower in the morning. It does turn cooler and less humid for the rest of the weekend.
We started off the day with a few isolated showers and lots of clouds but saw some sunshine for the afternoon. That sun helped warm us up into the lower 80′s.
Hopefully your sinuses are a little better this afternoon. The pollen count is a little lower than it was yesterday.
Temperatures stay above normal through the end of the week however rain chances increase as a cold front approaches the Miami Valley. Right now the cold front is well to the west of us.
There’s a slight chance for a few scattered showers Thursday but a better chance as the cold front approaches.
By Friday morning the cold front will be to the west of us. It will be warm and breezy with showers developing. Look for a soggy night for Friday night football. If you’re planning on running the Air Force 5k at Wright State Friday evening be prepared to get wet. It will be mild and breezy with rain possible.
Depending on how fast the front moves through we *may* see a few showers early Saturday morning. One model has the front slowing down which would mean rain early Saturday morning. We’ll continue to keep an eye on it for you! As of right now here’s what it will look like for the Air Force Marathon.
It was a little chilly this morning! Temperatures fell into the middle forties across most of the Miami Valley.
Is anyone else having sinus issues? I have a mild sinus headache and noticed that again ragweed is in the moderate category.
Temperatures will drop into the 50′s tonight and clouds will begin to increase. Already thin clouds are beginning to move into parts of the area.
Notice there are thicker clouds between St. Louis and Chicago. These clouds have some light rain with them too. We’ll see the chance for a spotty shower early Wednesday morning between about 5am and 10am.
The clouds will hang around for much of the day but we may see some sunshine for the afternoon.
We have a much better chance for some showers on Thursday and especially Friday as a stronger cold front moves through the area.
Make sure you get the rain gear ready for Operation Football. There’s a good chance we may see some rain during most of those high school football games.
After some morning rain the clouds stuck around for most of the day. But as the evening continues skies will become mostly clear.
Here’s a look at some of the rainfall totals around the Miami Valley.
Here’s a shot from one of our cameras in Beavercreek. Notice some blue sky there! Looks like we’re going to have a pretty sunset.
The clear skies will set the stage for a chilly night. Temperatures drop into the middle 40′s.
We’ll see mostly sunny skies for much of the afternoon Tuesday meaning temperatures will continue to rise.
It will be dry for the next couple of days. Clouds begin to increase on Wednesday as a system moves toward the area. This will give us a slight chance for a few showers late Wednesday.
More rain chances continue for Thursday and Friday. Looks like we may have a wet Friday night for football games.
You may have noticed I was off this weekend. I had the pleasure in taking part in a wonderful experience at the University of Dayton. I am a National Officer for Kappa Delta Sorority. I was a part of establishing a new sorority chapter at UD. There were some long days and nights but it was so rewarding. I was able to meet a lot of wonderful women who attend the University of Dayton.
Here is the team who worked so hard to welcome more women into the greek community. I had such a fantastic experience working with this group.
On Sunday night we welcomed more than a hundred women into Kappa Delta. The University of Dayton staff has been so wonderful in this process and I thank them for all their efforts. Here is the new Theta Delta chapter of Kappa Delta!