Clear skies tonight, rain chances Wednesday

Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 5:33 AM
Updated: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

Another summer-like afternoon across the Miami Valley.

Some increase in clouds is expected overnight. It will be mild with lows falling into the upper 50s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. 

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Highs near 80 degrees on Wednesday
  • Passing shower/storm late Wednesday into Thursday
  • Rain chance to return this weekend

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DETAILED FORECAST

Wednesday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds. It will be warm again with a chance for a passing shower or storm, mainly across the northwestern Miami Valley. Highs will be near 80 degrees.

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At a Glance Wednesday(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

Thursday: Expect a chance for passing showers and maybe a thunderstorm. It will be slightly cooler with highs in the upper 70s.

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Friday: Partly sunny skies will end the workweek with highs in the middle 70s.

Saturday: It will be breezy and warm with a chance for some showers and storms, mainly late in the day. Highs will be near 80 degrees.

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Sunday: Partly sunny skies will wrap up the weekend with highs in the upper 70s.

Chilly morning; dry stretch continues

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 3:32 AM

Five Day Forecast

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Chilly morning
  • Sunny skies this week
  • Staying dry for several days

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DETAILED FORECAST

Today: After a chilly morning in the low 40s, highs will climb back to the upper 60s, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Clear skies will allow for a lot of sunshine this afternoon.

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini

Thursday: A beautiful afternoon is expected with highs around 70, which is normal than normal. There will be lots of sunshine during the day and a few clouds at night. It will stay dry.

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Friday: It won’t be as cool in the morning with temperatures around 50. Highs will reach the low 70s and there will be sunny skies.

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Saturday: A beautiful start to the weekend with highs in the low to mid-70s with sunshine.

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini

>> Warming trend continues; lower temps arrive next week

Sunday: The day will start quiet. Highs will reach the mid-70s and it will become breezy with clouds increasing. A few showers late at night are possible.

Orionid meteor shower peaks this week

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 5:53 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about where and where to look for the shower.

After finding Venus and Mars early in the week, another special treat awaits you in the early morning sky heading into the weekend! 

The Orionid meteor shower will be peaking Friday night through Saturday morning. Debris from Haley's comet will hit the Earth's atmosphere, creating the show.

>> Warming trend continues; lower temps arrive next week

The Orionid shower gets its name because the meteors look like they are coming  from the constellation Orion. This year, 10 to 30 meteors per hour are possible. 

Skies will be dark all night because the moon will set early Friday evening, allowing for a good show. The best chance to see the most meteors may be from 2 a.m. until sunrise.

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Get outside and grab a blanket, find a dark spot with a good view of the sky and let your eyes adjust to the darkness. If you capture any photos share them using the hashtag #SkyWitness7!

Patchy frost possible tonight

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 3:12 AM
Updated: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 6:56 PM

Temperatures drop into the 30s Tuesday AM, Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about possible impacts.

Sunny skies and cooler than normal temperatures are in the forecast for today, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Clearing skies, chilly tonight
  • Patchy frost possible early Tuesday
  • Rain-free, slow warming trend this week

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

Tonight: Skies will clear tonight as temperatures drop through the 50s to an overnight low in the upper 30s in most places. Some areas north and east of the Dayton metro area could drop into the middle 30s. 

(Graphics by Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

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Tuesday: A cold morning with some patchy frost in low lying areas. After a chilly morning, sunshine will bring temperatures back into the middle 60s by afternoon.

(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)



Wednesday: Sunny skies and mild temperatures are expected with highs approaching 70 degrees.

Thursday: It will be another sunny, dry day with high temperatures climbing to around 70 degrees.

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Friday: Skies will be mostly sunny with highs unseasonably mild, in the lower 70s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures will start the weekend. Highs will be back in the lower 70s.

Some could see frost early Tuesday

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 6:34 AM

Temperatures drop into the 30s Tuesday AM, Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about possible impacts.

Clear skies, calm winds and a  temperature drop will allow for the chance for frost this week, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

>> Patchy frost possible, dry conditions this week

Temperatures this fall have been warmer than normal. From September through October, there have only been ten nights in the 40s. Clear skies and calm winds will enhance the chance for temperatures to drop into the mid to upper 30s Monday night. This also can allow some patchy frost to develop.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Keep in mind, the air temperature where measurements are taken is a few feet above the ground so often the surface or ground temperatures can be colder. On average our first freezing temperatures of fall occur around October 22.

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Any plants or pumpkins should be covered or brought inside if you are worried about minor damage.