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Rain, snow could impact region this week

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 3:57 AM

Lots of sunshine this week, but cooler than normal.


  • Lots of sunshine, but chilly today
  • Few showers Tuesday with rain/snow mix possible
  • Quiet for Thanksgiving

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


This evening:

Mainly clear skies are expected with temperatures dropping through the 40s. It will still be breezy at times.

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs


Skies will be clear with temperatures not quite as cold, holding in the middle 30s.


Clouds will be on the increase through the day. It will be breezy with highs near 50 degrees. A cold front will bring the chance for a few showers after dark. As temperatures drop, showers may mix in with flurries before ending.

>> County-by-County Weather

Wednesday: It will be cold again with temperatures in the morning in the 20s. A slick spot or two on bridges and overpasses can’t be ruled out where there were showers. There will be mostly sunny skies. Highs will only reach the upper 30s, which is about 10 degrees colder than normal.

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Thanksgiving: We’ll have beautiful weather for Thanksgiving this year. It will be cool and sunny with highs in the low 40s and dry from start to finish.

Friday: It will be a frigid morning for Black Friday shoppers as temperatures will start in the upper 20s. Skies will be sunny, so it will warm to the mid-40s. It will stay dry.

Saturday: Expect some showers, mainly in the morning. Temperatures will fall from near 50 early in the day, through the 40s in the afternoon.

Weather alerts continue; blowing snow will keep roads slick

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 3:23 AM
Updated: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 11:50 PM

A wintry mess will lead to a slippery evening commute.

Snow turns into flurries overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Total snow accumulation is expected between 2 and 4 inches for most, with isolated higher amounts closer to the Interstate 71 corridor. Gusty winds will create blowing and drifting snow overnight. Temperatures will drop in to the lower teens by morning.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in effect through 10 a.m. Saturday for entire region, except for Clinton County, which is under a Winter Storm Warning until 10 a.m. Saturday.

PHOTOS: Ice, snow hits the Miami Valley


  • Snow tapers off overnight
  • Blowing snow will keep roads slick
  • More snow coming Monday
West Milton roads are snow covered in Miami County

PHOTOS: Ice, snow hits the Miami Valley


  • Snow tapers off overnight
  • Blowing snow will keep roads slick
  • More snow coming Monday

>> WHIO Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

>> WHIO Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar


Saturday: Clouds will linger with a chance for flurries. Highs will hold in the upper teens with wind chills near zero.

(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

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Sunday: Skies will remain mostly cloudy. Temperatures will stay cold, only reaching into the upper teens.

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Monday: Cloudy with snow developing. Some accumulation possible. Highs will be in the upper 20s.

(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

Tuesday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with frigid temperatures only in the lower teens. Gusty winds will hold wind chills between minus 10 and minus 15.

Wednesday: Some sunshine returns but it stays cold with highs only in the upper teens.

WPAFB Friday Forecast: Roads will become hazardous today

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 12:44 AM

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. TODD JACKSON | STAFF(Staff Writer)

A Winter Weather Advisory will kick off the day beginning at 10 a.m. and continue into the night, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

Expect rain and wet roads during the morning with a change-over to freezing rain and sleet by midday. As temperatures drop through the day, precipitation will change over to all snow by early evening.

>> Winter storm latest

Roads will become hazardous especially after sunset as temperatures drop through the 20s.

Snow accumulations of around two to four inches will be likely with a few areas picking up higher amounts. Gusty winds will develop tonight causing some blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibilities.

>> 7 winter driving tips

Temperatures will fall into the teens by morning and hold nearly steady through Saturday with wind chills near zero or below zero. Some flurries will be possible Saturday and Sunday with another chance for accumulating snow on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Winter Weather Advisory issued Friday through Saturday morning

Published: Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 3:59 AM
Updated: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 11:50 PM

Big trucks ready for next winter storm in Dayton

Occasional showers will linger overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will hold in the 50s but then will begin to sharply drop from west to east toward daybreak. Rain may change to freezing rain near the Ohio-Indiana border toward daybreak as temperatures fall into the 30s.


  • Mild with on and off rain tonight
  • Rain transitions to freezing rain/sleet from west to east in the morning
  • Winter Weather Advisory for entire region
  • Mix to snow by evening with 3 to 5 inches in many areas

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)


Friday: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY will be in effect through most of the day. Rain quickly will change to freezing rain and sleet by midday, and then to snow late in the day or evening. Snow will be likely as we head through Friday night. There will be a chance for some ice accumulation before the precipitation changes to snow. Snowfall amounts will range from around 3 to 5 inches across the Miami Valley. A bit less is possible northwest and a bit more can’t be ruled out farther south and east. Gusty winds will develop Friday night and create blowing and drifting snow – likely reducing visibility. Temperatures will drop into the 20s by evening.

(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

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(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

>> What to have in your winter car kit

(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

Saturday: It will be blustery and cold with some blowing snow still possible. A few flurries can’t be ruled out, mainly in the morning. Highs will only reach into the upper teens with bitter wind chills. It will be blustery and cold with some blowing snow still possible. A few flurries can’t be ruled out, mainly in the morning. Highs will only reach into the upper teens with bitter wind chills

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Sunday: It will remain cold with partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the upper teens after single digit lows. Wind chills likely will remain below zero.

Monday: Snow will develop through the day. Some light snow accumulation is possible with highs in the middle 20s.

Tuesday: It will be cold and blustery with a chance for flurries. Highs will hold in the middle teens with bitter wind chills.

Winter storm timeline: When the storm will hit where you live

Published: Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 6:24 AM

Rain will transition to snow into Friday leading to a messy evening commute.

Don't let the spring-like weather fool you Thursday. A winter storm is still going to impact the Miami Valley Friday. 

Here’s the latest projected timing of the storm:

FRIDAY: Rain showers will impact most of the area before 8 a.m.. A transition to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain will develop between 7 and 10 a.m. in communities like Celina, Wapakoneta, Sidney and Greenville. The cold air will transition the central Miami Valley to a wintry mix from 12 p.m. into the early afternoon in the Dayton area. Everyone then has the chance to see scattered snow for the evening drive. The chance for a light glaze of ice then snow will keep the roads slick Friday into Saturday morning. 

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

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SATURDAY: Active snow will end very quickly overnight. Most of the impacts Saturday will come from refreeze and blowing/drifting snow. Saturday will be much colder so anything wet or untreated could stay snowy or icy. Gusts around 30MPH will be possible. Temperatures overnight will drop into the single digits!

>> RELATED: Friday storm brings threat for icing before transition to snow

The combination of a wintry mix and snow (likely two to four inches w/isolated higher amounts) will make this system impactful.