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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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Warmer week after a chilly weekend

March 30th, 2015 at 8:37 am by under Weather

This weekend we had lows in the 20′s and highs in the 30′s!  This week looks much better.

We’re starting out with temperatures in the 30′s this morning but look for lots of sunshine this afternoon.  This means temperature will rise to near normal in the middle 50′s.

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Skies will stay clear through the day.  It will be just a bit breezy with winds out of the west today.  Winds pick up later tonight and tomorrow. We won’t see any problems tonight for the drive home.

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A weak area of low pressure heads this way for Tuesday. It looks like the rain will stay to the northeast of us but we will see a bit more cloud cover for the afternoon.

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Wednesday looks great with lots of sunshine and highs near 60.

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Temperatures rise even more on Thursday – however – there’s a really good chance for rain and thunderstorms as a storm system approaches. Highs will be near 70 Thursday.

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Chilly this weekend

March 28th, 2015 at 6:30 pm by under Weather

Looks were deceiving today.  It looked fantastic with all of that sunshine but it was chilly!

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It’s going to be chilly again tonight.  Temperatures are going to drop to near record conditions.

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The reason we’re so chilly is due to our storm track.  Our jet stream is taking a dip right over the Great Lakes.

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This pattern isn’t going to stay for long.  Temperatures will continue to climb to near normal and eventually above normal for next week.

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High pressure is overhead today and will keep us clear and cold tonight.

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We’ll start off chilly and clear Sunday morning but clouds will begin to increase ahead of a cold front that will head this way Sunday.

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Look for a chance of showers after 6 p.m.  The rain will continue through the overnight hours but will end before the morning rush Monday.

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Monday looks good with partly cloudy skies and highs near normal.

Have a great weekend!
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Feeling more like winter for a couple days…

March 27th, 2015 at 8:53 am by under Weather

Northerly winds will continue today, keeping temperatures well below normal. Morning temps are in the 20s, and highs will only be in the mid-30s.

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We are in an upper trough… so not only will we be cold, but clouds will fill in for parts of this afternoon. AND we couldn’t rule out a flurry or light snow shower. We don’t expect any accumulation, and high pressure will build in overnight, helping to clear out the clouds. This morning, the high is northwest of us, and you can see the cold air in place around it:

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We will be close to that cold Saturday morning, as the high moves in:

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And during the afternoon, the high will bring a good deal of sunshine to the area… but it will still be cold! Highs once again will be stuck in the 30s. We will see some rebound on Sunday. The jet stream will lift north, allowing warmer air into the Miami Valley:

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Highs will push into the lower 50s, closer to normal. Sunday will start with sun, but clouds move in during the afternoon. There is also the slight chance of a few showers late in the day… but most of the day will be dry. Going through next week, we expect temperatures to be at or above normal, so there is something to look forward to!

I am off on Spring Break next week, and @MetTaraHastings will be holding down the forecast center in the morning. I hope you have a good one!

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Rainy today and a colder stretch of weather is here…

March 26th, 2015 at 7:40 am by under Weather

A cold front moved through the Miami Valley, and now sits off to our south. Our winds have shifted in from the north and northwest, and this is helping to draw in colder air this morning:

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As the cold air continues to move in, temperatures will struggle this afternoon. We expect to hold steady in the low 40s all day–about 20-degrees cooler than yesterday’s high of 61! Notice the wave of low pressure on the surface map. That is moving right along the boundary, and helping to produce the rain we’ve been dealing with this morning:

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Rain will fall steady through lunch, and then will become more scattered during the afternoon hours. We couldn’t rule out some wet snow mixing in across some of our northern counties… if you live up in Mercer, Auglaize, northern Darke, Shelby or Logan counties… don’t be surprised if you see some snowflakes today! We don’t expect any accumulation.

Tonight, we will dry out across the region, but it’s going to be COLD! Low temperatures drop down into the mid-20s, so watch for some slick spots developing overnight. On Friday, we’ll start the day with some sunshine, but clouds will fill back in as cold air continues to move into the region during the afternoon. A few scattered snow showers will be possible later in the day, again, with minimal accumulation. Highs only reach the mid-30s, however, so it will continue to be very cold!

Saturday will be another cold day, but the sun will be out. On Sunday, temperatures start to moderate and we’ll push into the 50s during the afternoon, and be fairly close to normal highs.

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Warmer Wednesday… but it doesn’t last!

March 25th, 2015 at 7:46 am by under Weather

An area of low pressure to our west is pushing a warm front into the Miami Valley this morning:

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So as precipitation developed and moved through, it has been warm enough to see RAIN vs. any wintry precip. We have even seen some thunderstorms this morning… it’s a very Spring-like start to the day! The rain won’t last all day, and in fact, we expect most to be dry as we head beyond 8 am. The afternoon will be breezy and mild, and the sun will eventually come out. High temperatures climb well above normal:

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Enjoy it while you can! The cold front will eventually move through, and temperatures will drop. Take a look at the trend for the next few days:

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An area of low pressure will move along the front Thursday, bringing more rain to the area. And on Friday, as the cold air continues to advance in… we will be cold enough for scattered snow showers through the day. Any accumulation will be light. Saturday will continue to be cold, with morning temperatures in the upper teens to right around 20, and afternoon highs in the upper 30s.

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Showers late today, warmer Wednesday…

March 24th, 2015 at 6:44 am by under Weather

We had snow and mixed precipitation affect the Miami Valley on Monday. Welcome to the first week of Spring, right?! The northern counties, as expected, picked up the most snow. The storm came through a little more potent  and we had some enhanced snow totals across the far north:

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Today, we are back to dry conditions. Clouds will be around through a good part of the day, but most of it will be dry. Temperatures will climb into the mid-40s this afternoon, after a cold start in the 20s. Here is the morning surface map… you can see a warm front south of us:

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That will lift into the area and bring the chance of showers back by late afternoon and evening. Initially, the showers will move into the south/southwestern counties late today:

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And then spread area-wide during the evening and overnight:

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We could even hear some thunder tonight, and it will be breezy. As the southerly winds increase, temperatures will not drop off much at all, and we will have lows in the lower 40s. Expect a wet Wednesday morning, with showers around for the drive to work:

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But we will dry out in the afternoon, and it will end up being the warmest day of the week! It will become partly sunny, quite breezy… and we will see a high near 65-degrees! Of course it doesn’t last… a strong cold front brings more rain and thunder Wednesday night into Thursday… along with chilly temperatures.

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A very active weather week ahead…

March 23rd, 2015 at 10:03 am by under Weather

After a really  nice weekend across the Miami Valley, we are getting back into an active weather pattern. This morning, we’ve seen clouds increasing as a disturbance to the west is moving eastward:

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Those showers to the northwest are going to head our way, too. Yes, some will see snow… and some will see accumulation. This is most likely to start across the northern counties as we head towards lunchtime, and then spread south through the afternoon. If you live along/north of I-70, you stand the best chance at staying all snow today… with some mixing possible as you travel along and south of I-70. Here is Futuretrac’s forecast for 3pm today:

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Those that stay snow, will see the highest snow totals. This is what it looks like now:

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It’s not really what you want to see during the first week of Spring! But we will actually see a wide range of weather this week… take a look at the checklist:

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There is the chance of showers pretty much each day of the week, but we will at least have a decent warm-up on Wednesday. Highs will get into the upper 60s with breezy conditions!

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Cloudy and cool today, with rain arriving this evening…

March 19th, 2015 at 8:06 am by under Weather

High pressure north of the Miami Valley will keep most of us dry today. A storm system well to our south is already spreading clouds into the region, and they will be around through the afternoon, but the showers will stay south:

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Cloudy and cool will be the rule, with highs reaching near normal values close to 50-degrees. Rain will spread in as we head toward late afternoon in the far south… and evening in the Dayton area. Here is how Futuretrac times it out…

5pm… rain moving in to the far southern counties:
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7pm… rain moving into the Dayton area, mainly still south of I-70:
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11pm… rain falling in most of the Miami Valley:
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Everyone will see rain overnight, and the far northern counties could even see some wet snowflakes mixing in. We do not expect to see any snow accumulation. Rain will continue through Friday morning, so streets will be wet for the last morning rush of the week. We dry out and the clouds break up for Friday afternoon, and once again our highs will be right around normal. Something EXCITING happens on Friday… that we’ve all been waiting for!

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And for the first FULL day of Spring on Saturday… it will FEEL like Spring! Highs will make a run at 60, with partly cloudy skies and dry conditions. But a cold front moves through and then will drop temperatures for Sunday. We’ll be back to highs in the 40s through much of next week.

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Much cooler weather for the rest of the week…

March 17th, 2015 at 8:35 am by under Weather

I hope you got to get out and enjoy the 70s Monday afternoon! The official high was 71 degrees, shortly after 5pm. Here is a look back at the past 24-hours:

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Over the past two hours, a cold front has been moving through the Miami Valley. Many have seen the winds shift in from the north and increase… and this is dropping temperatures even more. Get ready for a much cooler St. Patrick’s Day!

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We will see temperatures in the mid-40s for most of the day, and with the breeze it will feel even colder! Wind chills will dip into the upper 30s. We have a lot of clouds in place this morning, but they should clear out a good deal during the afternoon. And if your’e heading out to the First Four games this evening, you might actually want a warmer jacket, it will continue to turn cold:

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Our low tonight will actually drop down into the mid-20s! So it will feel frigid Wednesday morning. The rest of the week will be at or below normal temperature-wise. We will see highs in the upper 40s, and lows down in the low to mid 30s. For what it’s worth, Spring officially starts Friday!

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Really really nice to start the week… then back to normal…

March 16th, 2015 at 8:25 am by under Weather

We had a gorgeous weekend–I really hope you got to enjoy the nice weather. Highs both Saturday and Sunday made it up near 60-degrees! The sun was a nice addition, too. :)

Today, we’re starting off nice, as our morning temperatures have been in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Not bad, nice and cool! High pressure is south of us… we will have a west-southwest wind today, and it will be a little breezy.

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Expect a mix of sun and clouds, and a high near 70 degrees! Soak it up, because this cold front will bring changes:

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That drops in late tonight and into Tuesday morning. We will see an increase in clouds as it moves through, and we can’t rule out a few sprinkles in spots early Tuesday. But we expect mainly dry conditions through much of St. Patrick’s Day… just cooler weather, with highs in the lower 50s:

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That high is actually much closer to normal for this time of year, and we will be at-or-below normal for the rest of the week beyond today. I know it may be hard to accept, but normal lows are just below freezing, and we have at least a couple mornings in the upper 20s over the next week or so. But Spring officially starts on FRIDAY!!

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Fantastic today and even warmer tomorrow

March 15th, 2015 at 6:41 pm by under Weather

Did you like today?  It gets even warmer tomorrow.  We hit 60 for the first time this year Saturday and we’re going to take a run at 70 on  Monday.

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We’ll see breezy winds tomorrow out of the west around 10-20 miles per hour with partly cloudy skies.

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High pressure will move east of us tonight and tomorrow.  A cold front will swing through Tuesday morning.  Ahead of the front winds will be breezy and temperatures will soar.

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A few clouds tonight and for tomorrow.

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The front will move through early Tuesday morning.  It looks like we’ll just see some cloud cover from it.  There’s a slight chance we may see a few sprinkles however much of the rain will stay to the north of us.

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Enjoy the forecast!

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Sunny and dry to end the weekend

March 14th, 2015 at 7:13 pm by under Weather

The rain has come to an end and high pressure will be taking over for the rest of the weekend.  After on and off rain Friday and early this morning most areas picked up one inch.

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After the rain ended this morning the clouds cleared and our temperatures soared to 60!

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That’s the first time we’ve hit 60 in 2015.  We’ll take a run at hitting 70 on Monday!

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There’s a few high clouds around tonight but high pressure off to the west will head this way tonight.

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Look for a sunny and dry day Sunday.  After starting out near freezing temperatures will be in the middle to upper 50′s.

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On Monday it will be breezy and warmer with highs in the upper 60′s close to 70 with lots of sunshine.

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A cold front will pass through late Monday night and early Tuesday bringing just a chance for a few showers.

Temperatures drop to near normal conditions for the end of the week.

Enjoy the warmer temperatures!
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Rain returns as we finish off the week…

March 13th, 2015 at 9:24 am by under Weather

We had a pretty nice morning in the Miami Valley, as clouds and a southeast wind helped to hold temperatures in the lower to mid 40s in most spots. However, this will not last all day! Rain is moving in from the west, and will continue to overspread the area through lunchtime. Check Live Doppler 2HD to track the rain today. Most will be dealing with wet weather by noon:

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This afternoon looks quite soggy, with rain falling steady through a good part of the day. Imbedded heavier rain will also be possible, and we have flooding concerns… especially in areas south of Dayton, which is the most likely place rainfall will exceed one inch:

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Rain will continue to fall this evening, so if you’re heading out to dinner… or going to watch the DAYTON FLYERS play in the A 10 Tournament :) … be prepared for wet weather! Rain continues tonight and even through Saturday morning. We will see a gradual drying trend Saturday afternoon, and it will be a cool day with lots of clouds:

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The sun returns for Sunday, and even though we’ll start off cold in the morning (temps in the 30s)… it will be a nice, cool afternoon as we hit highs in the lower 50s. It gets even warmer on Monday, as southerly winds increase! We are talking sunshine and mid-60s! THAT is going to feel great! But it doesn’t last long. We turn cooler on Tuesday, and take a look at the extended temperature forecast:

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Much of the eastern part of the country will be below normal. Enjoy the warmer days while you can!

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One more nice day before rain returns…

March 12th, 2015 at 9:23 am by under Weather

We’ve had a couple foggy mornings here in the Miami Valley! And I have received some pretty cool comparisons. One happened in just a matter of hours. This picture from Dayton… showing what it looked like in the morning, and then in the afternoon from the same vantage point:

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Very cool comparison! Another set of pictures shows us how things changed in 24 hours. Yesterday, a lot of the Miami Valley saw sun after a foggy start… with the exception of some of our northern counties. Amy up in Ft. Loramie (Shelby Co) says the sun only peeked out a few times, and the low stratus deck was quite stubborn. Good news for you, it is a different story today, as clouds broke early:

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It’s going to be a great day today!! Even though it’s been a chilly morning, the afternoon looks fantastic! You can’t beat this:

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I really hope you can soak today up, because our next storm arrives on Friday. We will see rain spreading in from the southwest in the morning… and it will overspread all of the Miami Valley as we head into the afternoon:

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It will fall steady… and even heavy at times. Many spots will see around an inch or even more than that. The best chance at some of the heavier precipitation will be in the southern half of the Miami Valley. Be prepared for some localized flooding issues in the spots that pick up decent and prolonged downpours. Ponding of water on the roads will be common, and area water ways will continue to run high!

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Rainy today, then right back to nice weather

March 10th, 2015 at 7:46 am by under Weather

A storm system to our southwest is lifting north, and bringing Gulf moisture right along with it. This means rain today:

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The rain will fall steady through a good part of the day. Steady rain will taper to scattered showers as we head towards evening. Even though it will rain most of the day, it will be a light to moderate rain… so accumulation won’t be out of control. Here is an idea of how much we’ll see… lesser amounts across the northern counties, and higher amounts south:

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Rain will fall even heavier in parts of southern Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. These locations could see over an inch of rain, and have a Flood Watch in effect. For us, showers end overnight, and high pressure builds in for Wednesday. We will start off with clouds in the morning, but they should break up for a mostly sunny afternoon. This will help temperatures push into the mid-50s for a nice, cool afternoon.

It will be even warmer on Thursday! We expect sunshine and highs in the upper 50s, close to 60 in spots! Then the next storm moves in for Friday and Saturday. We expect more rain out of this one, and it could be heavy at times. Models are indicating an inch or more will be possible, and with the ground saturated from melting snow and today’s rain… we could be dealing with some localized flooding. So stay tuned to the forecast as the situation develops!

Even though we look to cool off a bit on Sunday, we should be fairly close to normal, with highs in the mid-upper 40s.

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Highs in the 50s for days…

March 9th, 2015 at 9:23 am by under Weather

While this morning has been cold, with temperatures in the low 30s (and even a few upper 20s)… we will continue a warming trend in the Miami Valley. Today, we climb up a degree or two higher than Sunday, and expect to be a little warmer Tuesday and Wednesday:

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BUT there are rain chances in there!

Today looks dry, with a lot of sunshine in fact. We may notice clouds increasing late this afternoon, and that will continue into the evening. There is an area of low pressure developing in Texas today that will then lift northeast toward the Miami Valley:

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We become mostly cloudy tonight, and start Tuesday with clouds for the early morning drive to work:

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By mid-morning, rain will be spreading into the southern counties:

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That area of rain will continue to lift north, and reach the Dayton area by late morning. Periods of rain continue into the afternoon:

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The northern counties may see a few showers, but most of the rain will fall south of a line from Richmond to Greenville to Sidney. And even though we’ll see clouds and rain, we still expect to push into the 50s for highs!

The sun returns with high pressure on Wednesday and Thursday, and these will likely be the warmest days of the week. Hopefully you can get out and enjoy this taste of Spring… hit up a park, take a walk, or go for a bike ride! Enjoy it while we can, as we will likely still have some colder days to deal with!

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Next week: temperatures on the rise

March 8th, 2015 at 5:31 pm by under Weather

It looks like spring has sprung!  Before I came into work I heard kids in my neighborhood outside playing.  There’s still a pretty big snow mound near my place but soon those will be disappearing.

While we did have some cloud cover today the thickest clouds and even a few spotty showers were just north of the Miami Valley.

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Because we saw a lot more sunshine and the thicker clouds stayed to our north much of the Dayton area was in the middle and upper 40′s.  The cloud cover farther north did keep temperatures near 40 like Lima and Fort Wayne.

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We’ll see a few clouds tonight and temperatures will fall into the upper 20′s and lower 30′s.

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High pressure builds across the area on Monday bringing lots of sunshine, lighter winds and warmer temperatures.  It looks like much of the Miami Valley will see highs in the lower 50′s.

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A storm system is going to move from the south into the area on Tuesday.  We’ll see an increase in cloud cover and a good chance for some light rain.

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Temperatures will stay into the 50′s for a good part of the week.  Next chance of rain won’t be until Friday.

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I know a few of my friends are getting a little antsy to get out and play some golf.  I’m looking forward to enjoying some of our great Metroparks and do some spring hiking! Whatever you plan to do I wish you a great week!

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Spring like weather to help spring forward

March 7th, 2015 at 5:58 pm by under Weather

If you haven’t guessed by the title we “spring forward” or shift to Daylight Saving Time early Sunday morning.  It’s really my least favorite night of the year because magically an hour of my sleep disappears but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels this pain.  The one thing I do like about this day is I get to use the bouncing clock graphic during the weather cast.  (I know nerd alert – I just got excited about a weather graphic)

The great news is the sun will be setting an hour later this week which may be beneficial once you hear about the temperatures.

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Ok so we’re springing forward and we get to experience spring like weather right?  YES!  It all began today where we saw highs in the middle 40′s.  Now we’ve already been at 50 earlier this month – however it was raining all day.  So this was the first sunny 40 plus degree day.

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It was also a great day to take some photos by drone!  This picture is sent to us by Paul Moody.
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Paul Moody Dayton Skyline

Tonight we may see a few clouds drift through our sky with lows falling into the 20′s.

Tomorrow a weak disturbance will pass just shy of our area bringing a little more cloud cover throughout your Sunday.  We should remain dry however there is a VERY slim chance we may see a sprinkle.  I think we’ll just see an increase in cloud cover.

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Highs on Sunday will stay in the lower 40′s with a little more cloud cover at times.

By Monday an area of high pressure heads this way.  We’ll see more sunshine and temperatures will increase.

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Highs will continue to rise next week into the 50′s!  I do want to point out to be careful of spring fever.  We can still see significant snow in the middle and even end of March.  Remember Palm Sunday 2013?  We had several inches of snow fall that day.  I’ll do my best to keep it spring like.

Have a great weekend!
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