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Cold with snow coming for the weekend

Published: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 3:58 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 11:20 PM

Wind chills drop and snow arrives for the weekend. Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini has the latest impacts.

Skies will become mostly clear and it will be cold overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will drop into the middle teens. Wind chills will fall into the single digits. 

>> Clipper system to arrive by weekend


  • Clear and bitter tonight
  • Accumulating snow likely to start weekend
  • More snow and cold next week

>>Storm Center 7 Winter Weather Awareness

Bus Stop Forecast(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)


Friday: Skies will be mostly sunny through much of the day with some increase in clouds late. Temperatures will hold to the lower 30s.

Friday's Planner(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

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Saturday: Light snow or snow showers will be likely, especially the first half of the day. Snowfall accumulation will range from 1 to 2 inches north of Interstate 70 to around 1 inch or less south. Temperatures will hold into the lower 30s with blustery conditions.

Sunday: A few flurries will be possible, mainly early. Clouds will break with blustery, chilly conditions. Highs will top out near 30 degrees.

Snow Potential(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

>> Live WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Monday: Clouds will be on the increase. There will be the chance for snow showers late, mainly north. Highs will climb into the upper 30s.

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Tuesday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers and flurries. It will be breezy and colder with highs in the upper 20s.

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Winter Weather Advisory issued ahead of anticipated accumulating snow

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 4:03 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the current timing and totals for snowfall this week.


  • Increasing clouds, rain/wintry mix develops tonight
  • Rain and snow changes to all snow late Tuesday 
  • Accumulating snow likely Tuesday night into Wednesday
Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Eric Elwell

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


Tonight: Clouds will thicken tonight with rain showers developing, mainly after midnight, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Temperatures fall through the 50s and will be near freezing by Tuesday morning. Rain may change to freezing rain towards daybreak near or north of I-70

Tuesday: A wintry mix early will likely change over to a cold rain through the middle of the day with temperatures in the lower 40s. However, colder air will usher back in during the evening, causing the rain to change to snow. All snow is expected Tuesday night with accumulations likely. 

>> 5-Day Forecast

Wednesday: Snow will be likely early then taper off by midday. Snowfall accumulation will range from 2 to 4-inches with isolated areas picking up higher amounts. Clouds will linger through the day with gusty winds and temperatures in the middle to upper 30s. 

>> County-by-County Weather

Thursday: Skies will be mostly sunny with highs holding in the upper 30s.

Friday: Expect lots of sunshine with clouds increasing late. Highs will reach the middle 40s. 

Saturday: Clouds will thicken with a chance for rain or snow late in the day or evening. Highs will reach the lower 40s. 

Sunday: Expect a chance for rain or snow in the morning with conditions improving in the afternoon. Highs will rebound into the upper 40s. 

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St. Patrick’s Day: Freezing rain could impact celebration

Published: Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 6:53 AM
Updated: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 1:27 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini breaks down the next system that can impact your St. Patty's Day.

A storm system will approach the Miami Valley just in time for St. Patrick's Day, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Early Saturday morning the system will bring freezing rain and possible ice acccumulation. 

Slick roads and icy sidewalks could be an issue beginning at 4am Saturday, and last through noon. 

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

  • Back roads and sidewalks may be untreated
  • Be aware of slippery surfaces if starting your party early
  • Winter Weather Advisory early Saturday so wear an extra layer for outdoor festivities. 


Prior to sunrise Saturday, freezing rain is set to move in from the west. This will become more widespread around sunrise and that’s when ice accumulation will start to become a big issue. This will continue through the morning hours but by 10am or 11am, we should start to see a transition over to rain as temperatures climb above freezing. Untreated surfaces however are likely to still be icy through lunch time.

>> 5-Day Weather Forecast

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Slick spots across Miami Valley overnight

Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 3:27 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 11:35 PM

Snow in downtown Dayton

A few passing flurries still will be possible overnight along with some slick spots, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will drop into the lower 20s by morning.


  • Flurries still possible overnight
  • Slick spots likely in the morning
  • Calmer but cool weather rest of the week

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


Wednesday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with more clouds arriving in the evening. A few passing snow showers will be possible in the evening. Highs will reach into the upper 30s.

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Thursday: Skies will be partly cloudy with moderating temperatures into the middle 40s.

Friday: Mostly sunny skies will wrap up the week although it will be colder and blustery with highs in the upper 30s.

>> County-by-County Weather

Snow squalls on I-75 North off of Exit 38 in Franklin

>> County-by-County Weather

Saturday: More clouds will be around with a chance for a passing shower to the south. Highs will reach into the middle 40s.

Sunday: A nice end to the weekend is in the forecast under mostly sunny skies and highs reaching into the lower 50s.

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Victim killed in I-75 crash in Tipp City identified

Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 4:14 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 12:29 PM

SCENE: fatal crash reported on SB US 75 in Tipp City

UPDATE @ 12:30 p.m.: 

The Miami County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal crash on Interstate 75 in Tipp City as Ibrahimi Abdelmaguid, 49, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan. 

Additional details were not available. 

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UPDATE @6:39 a.m.

One person died when two semi-tractor trailers collided on Interstate 75 in Tipp City during white-out conditions Thursday morning.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, one semi rear-ended another semi, lost control and struck the median wall in the crash on southbound I-75. The driver of the at-fault semi was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the sleeper section was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi that was struck was not hurt.

>> Multiple crashes, slide-offs reported due to slick roads conditions

Troopers said white-out conditions are to blame for the crash.


Interstate 75 is extremely slick with at least one fatal crash reported and multiple slide-offs.

A fatal crash was reported on southbound I-75 between the 69 and 70 mile markers in the Tipp City area shortly before 4 a.m., according to reports. 

Our crew in the area said the highway is extremely slick, and video shows the highway is a sheet of ice. Anyone on highways should use extreme caution.

We are working to learn more about the fatal crash.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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