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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.

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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.

Storms Saturday bring wind, heavy rain, chance for snow

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 3:57 PM
Updated: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:55 PM

Wet and stormy weather expected to start the weekend.

It will be breezy overnight with off and on rain. A few thunderstorms also will be possible, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will slowly rise into the 50s. A wind advisory goes into effect from noon to 4 a.m. Sunday.

>> Timeline of this weekend’s storm


  • Rain overnight, thunder possible
  • Rain, storms and strong winds Saturday
  • Rain changes to snow showers, flurries late Saturday into Sunday

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

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Saturday: A wind advisory goes into effect at noon. A few strong thunderstorms are possible midday to early afternoon. Gusty winds will increase through the late afternoon and into the evening and may gust between 40 and 50 mph. Highs will be in the upper 50s midday and then fall through the 40s and into the 30s by late evening. Rain may mix with or change to some snow showers before ending.

>> What to expect from the storm system moving through this weekend

Sunday: Gusty winds will diminish but it will remain blustery and chilly. Some scattered flurries will linger through midday. Temperatures will only reach into the upper 30s for highs.

Monday: Expect partly cloudy skies and calmer conditions. Temperatures will rebound into the middle 40s.

Tuesday: Expect increasing clouds by late in the day and breezy conditions. Temperatures will reach into the upper 40s by midday and then begin to fall. Some sprinkles or flurries will be possible at night. 

Wednesday: It will be breezy and colder with partly cludy skies. Highs will only reach into the upper 30s. 

Thanksgiving: Partly cloudy skies and chilly temperatures are expected with highs in the upper 30s.

WPAFB Friday Weather: Sun and clouds today; strong winds through Saturday

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 1:05 AM

Expect a mix of sun and clouds as we wrap up the week.

After a chilly start, temperatures will rebound back into the lower 50s this afternoon. Clouds will increase late this evening with rain developing after midnight.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

A few thunderstorms will even be possible toward early Saturday morning. Temperatures will initially drop into the upper 40s Friday evening before rising overnight into the first half of the day Saturday.

Strong winds and locally heavy rain will be possible late Friday night into Saturday as a strong cold front passes.

>> What to expect from the storm system moving through this weekend

Wind gusts of up to 40 mph or higher will be possible through Saturday. As temperatures drop late Saturday, a few snow flurries or even snow showers will be possible Saturday night. Some flurries may linger into Sunday with highs only in the 30s and blustery conditions.

Jupiter, Mars and Venus visible this morning

Published: Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 6:03 AM
Updated: Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 2:16 AM

A great line up of planets Thursday.

Mars, Venus and Jupiter will be close together in the early morning sky this morning.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Mars will be the highest in the eastern sky with Venus above Jupiter, and both planets close to the eastern horizon. The waning crescent moon will be your guide. 

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about where and when to look for these visible planets.

The moon will be above Mars with Jupiter and Venus right along the horizon on Tuesday.

Thursday, the moon will be between Mars (above) and Venus/Jupiter. 

Head outside about an hour before sunrise which is around 7:15 a.m. and look to the east.

Don't forget to share your photos with us using the hashtag #SkyWitness7.

Cold overnight with near record-low temps

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 3:54 AM
Updated: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 10:25 PM

5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

Skies will be mostly clear. Temperatures likely will near record lows overnight when they fall into the upper teens to near 20 degrees by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

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  • Quiet as temps approach the teens overnight
  • Clouds and temperatures increase Saturday
  • Rain in the forecast to end the weekend

>> Track the latest conditions with Live WHIO Doppler 7 HD Radar

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Weather graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

>> Meteor shower peaks this weekend Don’t forget to share your photos with the hashtag #SkyWitness7


Saturday: The day will start with some sunshine but clouds will increase through the day. Temperatures will rebound into the lower 40s by afternoon.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy skies are expected. Showers develop, mainly during the afternoon. Highs will top out in the middle 40s.

Weather graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

Monday: Clouds will break for some sunshine. Highs will be just a few degrees cooler, but still reach into the lower to middle 40s.

Tuesday: Expect mostly sunny skies and temperatures rebounding to near 50 degrees.

Wednesday: Showers return. Highs will be near 50 degrees.