Winter storm timeline: Conditions worsening as snow continue to fall

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 6:28 AM
Updated: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 2:59 PM

A timeline of when the rain, wintry mix and snow is expected in the Dayton area.

Several area agencies are reporting deteriorating conditions on the roads and they’ve issued snow emergencies. 

RELATED: Winter Weather Advisory issued today as winter storm moves in

Friday morning started with steady rain, wet streets and falling temperatures. As expected, as temperatures dropped rain transitioned to freezing rain. First initial indications of this transition was ice accumulating on elevated surfaces, such as tree branches, decks and cars. Eventually these icy conditions transitioned to the roads. Bridges, overpasses and ramps will be the first to become slick.

Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said the cold air changed the rain over to a wintry mix, which started occurring in the northwestern part of the viewing area as ice is forming on trees before noon..

RELATED: Ice forming on trees in northwestern area

The transition from rain to a wintry mix continued from west to east through the afternoon hours, according to Collar.

This wintry mix will change over to snow in the later afternoon and early evening. By sunset everything is snow. 

STAY ALERT: Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Storm Center 7 Graphic

“This changeover will lead to wet and slick roads at times,” Collar said. “With the ground being so warm, it will take some time for icy spots to develop on area roadways.”

By Friday afternoon, slick spots can be expected area-wide.

Expect a slow evening commute as the snow will begin to accumulate on roadways.

Storm Center 7 Graphic

Police need your help: Can you identify these Englewood theft suspects?

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

The Englewood Police Department is looking for tips regarding a theft that occurred on Sunday, January 14.  Two suspects were involved in a reported pickpocketing at a local restaurant.  

Once the victim discovered her wallet was missing, the suspects had already charged nearly $6000 in purchases. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Alan Meade at 937-771-2890. 

Changes to Facebook concern local small businesses

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:20 PM

Companies are turning your Facebook friends into a sales force. (Dreamstime/TNS)
Los Angeles Times
Companies are turning your Facebook friends into a sales force. (Dreamstime/TNS)(Los Angeles Times)

Many local small businesses are concerned about how changes to the Facebook News Feed algorithm will impact their ability to reach customers.

Two weeks ago Facebook announced it will change the News Feed to focus more on content from friends and family. 

Chance for rain, snow showers today with gusty winds

The switch could mean small businesses who rely of Facebook for marketing purposes will be demoted from customers’ News Feeds. 

Eighty percent of small businesses use Facebook for marketing purposes, according to research done by G2 Crowd and published at eMarketer.com in September. 

News Center 7 consumer reporter Rachel Murray will have insight from a social media expert and talk to local business owners and customers about what they think of the changes. Watch move starting at 5 p.m. on WHIO-TV.

1 killed, several injured in shooting at Kentucky high school; suspect in custody

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 9:39 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

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Chance for rain, snow showers today with gusty winds

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:38 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:15 PM

A few light showers or some wet snow is possible today, and more rain likely this weekend in the Dayton area.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


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TODAY: Mostly cloudy skies are expected today with a few passing showers at times. With temperatures hovering just above freezing most of the day, we could see a mix or rain and even snow at times. No accumulation is expected as the ground is too warm to support anything frozen.

>> 5-Day Forecast

TOMORROW: Colder temperatures start the day in the mid-20s. Some passing flurries are also possible for the first part of the day. Highs peak in the mid-30s as clouds decrease at nighttime. 

THURSDAY: There will be sunshine throughout the day with temperatures warmer than normal in the low 40s. The day will be dry.

>> County-by-County Weather

FRIDAY: We continue to see temperatures improve with sunshine and a few clouds as highs reach around 50 degrees. 

SATURDAY: The day will be breezy and mild with highs around 50 degrees. Rain showers will start to arrive and become more widespread into the night.