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Dry but breezy for the end of the weekend

April 25th, 2015 at 7:09 pm by under Weather

It was a soggy day around most of the Miami Valley.  Much of the rain has moved to the east of us but we may still see a few scattered showers through the early evening hours.

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Low pressure will move to the southeast of the Miami Valley tonight.  It will be breezy and cool with lows dropping into the upper 30′s.

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The clouds will stick around tonight and for the first part of the day tomorrow.

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We’ll see some sunshine but it will continue to be breezy with winds out of the northeast.

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Temperatures will be below normal in the 50′s.

Highs will climb near 60 on Monday with partly cloudy skies.

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Temperatures continue to slowly rise through much of next week.

Enjoy!
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A nice finish to the week, but rain returns soon…

April 24th, 2015 at 7:04 am by under Weather

High pressure is sitting right over us this morning, and with clear skies and light winds… it’s brought about the perfect conditions for frost to form:

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We will see plenty of sunshine through the day, and that will help to warm us. Winds will not be as strong, and will be variable… turning more southerly later in the day. High temperatures will be in the upper 50s across the northern Miami Valley, and near 60-degrees in the Dayton area. Enjoy this nice afternoon, because things will be changing for the start of the weekend.

An area of low pressure to our west will move toward the Miami Valley, bringing in a good chance of rain. We may see a few showers late tonight, but a better chance of periods of rain will be through the day Saturday:

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It will be breezy and much cooler with the rain around, with highs only reaching the lower 50s. Conditions improve for Sunday… so that is the day to plan the yard work! After the slight chance of an early morning shower, we will dry out for the afternoon. The sun will come out, too, as highs once again climb up near 60-degrees.

Have a great weekend!
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Cold mornings, cool afternoons…

April 23rd, 2015 at 8:29 am by under Weather

We’re starting the day with some frost out across the Miami Valley. Temperatures dropped very close to freezing this morning:

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I even saw a couple of our outlying spots dip into the 20s! It was 29 for awhile at WPAFB and also up in Urbana. We will enjoy a lot of sunshine today, with some clouds creeping in from the northeast by mid-afternoon… as we become partly sunny in spots. Tonight/Friday morning, we expect another round of frost and freezing temperatures. In fact, conditions are even more favorable for frost formation because not only will we have clear skies… but  also lighter winds. For this reason, the National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for most of the Miami Valley:

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Protect any less-hearty plants from frost and freezing temperatures tonight by either covering them up or bringing them in if they are potted. Friday afternoon will once again be bright, with lots of sun. Highs will climb up near 60 degrees, and it won’t be as windy! So it will end up being a pretty nice finish to the week.

Things change, however, over the weekend! A storm system will move in from the southwest, bringing the chance for rain:

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With clouds around and showers at times, Saturday will end up being a cooler day. Expect highs to only reach the lower 50s, which will be more than 10-degrees below normal. As we dry out on Sunday… we should be a bit milder. Highs near 60, with partly sunny skies.

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Showers end, cooler and windy…

April 22nd, 2015 at 6:15 am by under Weather

Tuesday was a gusty day here in the Miami Valley! Here is a look at our peak wind gusts:

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The strong area of low pressure that helped cause these strong winds is still nearby, so expect another windy day. We will see sustained winds between 15 and 25 mph, and higher gusts. But the gusts won’t be quite as strong as  yesterday… generally in the 30 to 35 mph range. We started the day with rain, as you can see on the morning Live Doppler 2HD image:

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But it won’t last all day. We expect the rain to move on out of here through late morning. So we will dry out for a majority of the day, and we should even see the sun this afternoon! Highs will be cooler, however, only topping out in the lower 50s to the south and upper 40s in our northern counties (this is about 10-15 degrees below normal).

The cooler air moving in today will bring the potential for scattered frost the next two nights… but conditions will be a little more favorable Thursday night:

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It is a good idea to protect or bring in  your sensitive plants both nights, as some of our outlying communities will likely drop below freezing. Beyond a couple of cold mornings, the afternoons will experience a gradual warming trend through the end of the week. Dry conditions will be the rule, with the next chance of rain arriving on Saturday.

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Cooler, windy and a little unsettled…

April 20th, 2015 at 7:35 am by under Weather

A large area of low pressure has set up camp across the Great Lakes as we start a new week:

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This will keep us cooler and unsettled over the next few days. Today we have the best chance at seeing some scattered showers–pretty much at any time:

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And we will also be quite windy, with gusts to 35mph possible. This cold front comes through today…

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…and even cooler air will move into the region. Tonight’s low dips into the lower 40s, and with the breeze… it will feel more like the 30s.  Tuesday, it looks like windy conditions will continue, with highs only reaching the upper 50s. We will still see the chance for a few showers later in the day, and that chance will linger (especially across the southern counties) through early Wednesday. Most of Wednesday afternoon will be dry, and Thursday also looks like a quiet day. Although, the cool temps will continue,with highs in the mid-upper 50s all week!

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Rainy end to the weekend

April 19th, 2015 at 6:12 pm by under Weather

We’re ending the weekend a bit soggy.  We’ve seen rain for much of the day.  So far we’ve picked up around a quarter to a third of an inch. While some locations have picked up around a half an inch.

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Along with the rain it’s been pretty breezy too.

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The winds will continue to be a bit breezy for the next couple of days.

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The rain will continue for the next few hours.  We’ll get a break tonight with just a few spotty showers during the overnight hours.

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It looks like we may be dry to start Monday morning.  However make sure you bring along the umbrella.  Another chance for showers and even a few thunderstorms are possible Monday.

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The rain finally comes to an end late Monday.  Look for some sunshine on Tuesday, however it will be cooler.  Temperatures early Tuesday morning will be in the lower 40′s.

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Temperatures continue to stay below normal through the middle and end of the week.  Lows in the morning will be dipping into the upper 30′s.

Have a great week!
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Rain for the end of the weekend

April 18th, 2015 at 6:09 pm by under Weather

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.

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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 reportit@wdtn.com or you can upload the picture from our new Storm Team 2 weather app.

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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.

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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.

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Rain will continue through much of the day.  There may even be a few thunderstorms by the afternoon.

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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.

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While we’ll get a little bit of a break in the rain later Sunday night there’s another chance for rain on Monday.

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Once the rain ends Monday temperatures begin to drop later in the week.

Have a great weekend!
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Morning fog… then sunshine and pleasant weather ahead!

April 17th, 2015 at 7:46 am by under Weather

We saw fog thicken over the Miami Valley this morning, and a Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 10am:

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We expect improving conditions during the mid-to-late morning means a lot of afternoon sun! Temperatures will also be a little warmer, with highs getting back into the 70s. AND we have a few days of this… so enjoy…

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It looks like mostly sunny conditions will continue on Saturday. If you have things to do outside, THIS IS YOUR DAY! We may see a few clouds roll in late in the day, with increasing clouds at night. Then the next system moves in from the southwest for Sunday:

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A warm front will lift into the Miami Valley on Sunday. Right now, it looks like we may stay dry until a least mid-morning, with the rain spreading in after 9am. At this time, widespread severe weather is not expected… but the rain chance will continue Sunday night and into Monday as the cold front then swings through. That front will usher in cooler weather for next week. We expect highs in the lower 60s, and lows in the lower 40s.

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Unsettled today then the payoff…

April 16th, 2015 at 5:57 am by under Weather

Today, we return to unsettled weather in the Miami Valley. We don’t expect a wash out, but at any time today… we could have showers in the area. Here is Futuretrac showing several different periods today, and you can see how scattered the rain will be:

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Expect lots of clouds, and near-normal highs in the low to mid 60s today. It will continue to be breezy, with the southeast wind between 10 and 15 mph. Showers taper off overnight, and we’ll get back to dry conditions for the end of the week.

Friday will start off with lots of clouds in the morning, but the sun returns for the afternoon! It looks quite nice, as we warm into the lower 70s. Saturday looks great, too, with lots of sun through about mid-day, then increasing clouds. Saturday will definitely be the nicer of the two weekend days, with dry conditions and highs in the mid 70s. Rain returns for Sunday, and may even linger into Monday. Temperatures still look cooler as we head into next week.

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Front south, clouds linger…

April 14th, 2015 at 8:07 am by under Weather

We had a beautiful start to the week… for most of Monday, anyway. A cold front moved into the northwest counties, and brought some showers by mid-afternoon. That line then progressed south and reached the Dayton area after 5 or 6pm. We saw rain and wind… and cooler air moved in. This morning, the front is stalled to our south:

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You can see an area of low pressure has developed and is lifting right along the boundary. That will keep the clouds in place across the Miami Valley today. There’s a lot of rain to our south, near the front:

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There is maybe a 10% chance a shower will graze the far southern part of Butler, Warren or Clinton counties… otherwise it will be a dry day.

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It will also be a COOLER day! We pushed very close to 80 yesterday afternoon… so today’s mid-60s will feel a lot cooler, especially with less sun and a good breeze going.

High pressure builds in for tonight and Wednesday, keeping us dry and actually clearing the clouds out. We’ll see partly to mostly sunny skies for mid-week. Temperatures won’t change much day-to-day, with highs in the mid-upper 60s right through the weekend. There are signs we’ll turn a little cooler next week.

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Dry weekend but rain tomorrow

April 12th, 2015 at 5:52 pm by under Weather

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.

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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.

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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.

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Winds will be breezy out of the south and southwest around 10-20 m.p.h. with gusts around 25-30.

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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.

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We’ll see another chance for showers possible Wednesday evening.

Have a great week!
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Great today and great again tomorrow

April 11th, 2015 at 6:16 pm by under Weather

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.

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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!

 

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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.

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If you’re going to the Dayton Dragon’s Opening Day the forecast looks great!

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High pressure remains in place for the rest of the weekend.  A cold front will move through the area on Monday.

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Look for lots of sunshine on Sunday with clouds increasing Sunday night.

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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.

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Have a great weekend!

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One more day with a good severe weather threat

April 9th, 2015 at 7:50 am by under Weather

Several rounds of thunderstorms hit the Miami Valley Wednesday, and we picked up some record rainfall:

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We also had multiple severe thunderstorm warnings because of strong wind and the possibility of large hail. While we did have many hail reports, most of the hail was sub-severe in size (criteria is 1″ or larger). Some of the wind reports were up at 60 mph or higher… and we had scattered wind damage reported across the southern half of the area:

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Little has changed on our surface map over the past 24-hours. We still have a stationary front in the area, and tons of moisture, too. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for all of the Miami Valley through Friday morning. The front lifts north as a warm front today, allowing a strong southerly flow to develop. We will hit highs in the upper 70s, so it will be a breezy but warmer afternoon. With upper level waves moving through today, we expect more showers and thunderstorms to develop. The highest likelihood of rain will be after 11 am… so heading toward lunchtime and beyond:

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Anything that gets going today will have the potential to reach severe limits. Here is our severe weather outlook:

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While activity this afternoon with be scattered, we expect a line of thunderstorms to develop to our west and then race through the Miami Valley overnight. This squall line could also bring severe weather, with wind damage and even isolated tornadoes. We will keep you posted on any watches or warnings throughout the day, on air and online at wdtn.com.

Stay safe!
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Mild with more showers and thunderstorms…

April 8th, 2015 at 7:38 am by under Weather

We still have that pesky stationary front in the region, with waves of low pressure that continue to move through right along that boundary:

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That low is kicking off a decent cluster of thunderstorms well off to our west, but it’s heading our way:

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We expect this to move into the area during the late morning/early afternoon. The potential will be there for scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day, and some of them could be on the strong side. We are included in an elevated risk for severe weather today:

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Here are the main threats from any storm that gets going today:

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While wide spread flooding is not expected, some localized flash flooding could occur… so stay weather aware today! It, at least, will be mild, with highs climbing into the mid-70s. Tomorrow will pretty much be a repeat performance, with highs in the 70s and on and off showers and thunderstorms. Thursday will also feature an elevated risk for severe weather, especially late in the day. A cold front comes through early Friday morning, bringing an end to the active weather pattern as we finish the week and head into the weekend!

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Active week with periods of showers and thunderstorms…

April 7th, 2015 at 7:04 am by under Weather

Hello, Bloggers… I am back from vacation, and we have a lot to talk about weather-wise this week! A frontal boundary is stalled across the Miami Valley, and it is going to keep us active all week long:

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The front should lay across the northern portion of the viewing area today, keeping things cooler up that way. Celina will only see a high near 60-degrees… while the southern counties will be closer to 70 this afternoon. But everyone has a good chance of rain. You can see how unsettled it’s been already this morning:

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We expect scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day, with heavier downpours likely. But there will be some breaks where you can get out an enjoy a little dry time. The front will drift into the southern counties tonight, but lift back north on Wednesday. This will allow a good southerly flow to develop and help temperatures rise over the next few days:

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BUT we stay active. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible through Friday morning. That is when a cold front will sweep through the area, bringing big changes. Not only will we dry out, but the sun will come out in full just in time for the weekend. Right now both Saturday and Sunday are looking great!

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Confirmed tornado Thur night; Sunny/warm for Easter

April 4th, 2015 at 6:38 pm by under Weather

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.

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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!

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Look for dry conditions tonight with temperatures falling into the 30′s once again. High pressure keeps us dry and sunny for Sunday.

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Highs Sunday will climb into the 60′s with lots of sunshine and breezy winds out of the southwest.

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Clouds increase on Monday and there’s a chance for on and off showers throughout the day.  Keep the umbrella handy just in case.

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If you’re heading down to GABP don’t forget the rain gear.  Showers will be possible for the parade and the game.

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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.

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Have a great weekend!
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More rain today

April 3rd, 2015 at 9:25 am by under Weather

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.

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We picked up about a half inch to an inch of rain yesterday and we’re in store for more today.

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We have a few showers moving through right now and more are expected around the lunch hour.

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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.

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The rain finally comes to an end tonight but temperatures drop.

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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.

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Look for lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures on Easter Sunday.

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Enjoy the dry weekend because a series of storms will move through next week bringing us several chances for showers the next few days.

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Thunderstorms today

April 2nd, 2015 at 8:08 am by under Weather

Right now we’re seeing a few scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Some of these storms may produce periods of brief heavy rain.  You can track the storms on Live Doppler 2HD by clicking here.

Here’s how the day breaks down.

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We’re going to see a windy and warm day as a storm system approaches the Miami Valley.  Winds will be out of the south and southwest at 15-25 m.p.h.  This will push high temperatures to the lower 70′s.

We’ll see some showers this morning, a lull this afternoon then another round when the cold front moves through later tonight.   Thu 8aThu 5p

Some of the storms with the cold front may produce some gusty winds, hail and heavy rain at times. Most of the Miami Valley is under an elevated risk of severe weather.

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Showers and thunderstorms will be likely tonight and some of these thunderstorms may contain some heavy rain.

More rain is expected tomorrow too as the front stalls out and a wave of low pressure rides along the cold front.

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It looks like we may see anywhere between 1 and 2 inches of rain during the next two days. So there may be some streams that swell along with high water on some roadways.

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The good news is the rain will move out just in time for the weekend.

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Have a great day!
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Sunny and pleasant but rain for the end of the week

April 1st, 2015 at 7:45 am by under Weather

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.

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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.

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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.

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We’ll see highs in the lower 70′s Thursday but look for clouds along with showers and thunderstorms.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Right now it looks like it will be dry but chilly for Easter weekend.

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Breezy and warmer today

March 31st, 2015 at 8:02 am by under Weather

We have a weak area of low pressure and cold front moving through the area today.  We had a few sprinkles very early this morning but the rain is now gone.

Clouds begin to clear for the afternoon.  In fact many locations are now seeing mostly sunny conditions.  Here’s a look at the deck of clouds moving through Beavercreek early this morning.

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It will be sunny, breezy and mild today.  Winds will be out of the southwest and then west at 10-20 m.p.h.

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Highs today will be above normal.

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Skies stay mostly sunny through much of the day with breezy winds and mild temperatures.

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Winds diminish tonight and skies remain clear meaning lows in the 30′s early Wednesday morning. By the afternoon Wednesday we’ll see highs in the upper 60′s and lots of sunshine.

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On Thursday a storm heads this way and brings a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

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Have a great day!
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