Summer-like heat to come to an end this week

Published: Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 5:17 AM
Updated: Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 6:52 PM

High heat and humidity will make it feel like the lower 90s again today.

It will remain hot and humid with above average temperatures through Tuesday, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. 

(StormCenter7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)


  • Quiet and unseasonably warm weather through Tuesday
  • Cold front to bring a few showers midweek
  • Temperatures to fall back below average by Friday

WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

This Evening: 

Scattered clouds will clear through the evening hours with warm and muggy conditions. Temperatures will slowly drop back through the 80s.

(StormCenter7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

Tonight: Mostly clear skies are expected with temperatures dropping into the middle 60s. There is a chance for a few areas of patchy fog to develop late.


Lots of sunshine is in the forecast with unseasonably warm temperatures sticking around. Highs will top out in the upper80s with muggy conditions.  

>> County-by-County Weather

(StormCenter7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

(StormCenter7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)
(StormCenter7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)


A weak cold front will push into the Miami Valley which will bring a chance for a few showers and perhaps a few rumbles of thunder by late in the day. Highs will be slightly cooler, topping out in the lower 80s.


Expect some clouds to linger across the area as cooler air invades the Miami Valley. Highs will be more seasonable, holding in the lower 70s.

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Skies will be partly cloudy through the day with highs holding to around 70 degrees. There is a slight chance for a passing shower as a cold front pushes into the area late in the day bringing a reinforcing shot of cooler, fall air.


Mostly sunny skies are expected with seasonably cooler temperatures only reaching into the upper 60s.

Rain moves in through morning, cooler air arrives this week

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 3:26 AM


  • Rain returns today, heavy at times
  • Much cooler air arrives this week
  • Drier end to work week

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


Today: Rain to our west will move in through the morning, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Widespread showers at times through the day may fall hard in spots. It will be breezy with gusty winds. Temperatures will reach the upper 60s and will fall by early evening. 

>> 5-day forecast

Tuesday: The morning and afternoon will be cooler with a few lingering showers at times. It will be breezy with highs in the low to mid 50s, which is cooler than normal. It will cool into the 30s overnight.

Wednesday: Most should stay dry through the day with partly cloudy skies. The cooling trend will continue highs in the low 50s.

>> County-by-County weather forecast

Thursday: It will be a chilly bus stop forecast with temperatures in the upper 30s. Some sunshine and afternoon clouds are expected as highs reach around 60, which is close to normal.

Friday: Clouds will increase through the day as it stays cooler with temperatures in the upper 50s. We could see a few lingering showers.

Clear skies for meteor shower this weekend

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 5:53 AM
Updated: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 3:20 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini has a look at how cool we get and how active the meteor shower will be this weekend.

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

>> Advice for best viewing of meteor shower

The Orionid meteor shower will put on a good show Friday night into Saturday morning, and Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Debris from Haley's comet will hit Earth's atmosphere. 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. 

>> Warming trend continues; lower temps arrive next week

This weekend skies will cooperate for great viewing of the Orionid meteor shower!

Temperatures will drop into the middle 50s overnight Saturday into Sunday. The moon will set around 8:14 p.m. so skies will remain dark. Some high clouds will be out there Saturday night, but overall it will still be a good night to view.

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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!

Fall colors nearing peak across Miami Valley

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 6:07 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about our color update from ODNR and forecast heading into the weekend.

Most of the Miami Valley is seeing peak or near peak fall color, according to the latest report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The reds, oranges and yellows might not be as bright as they were in the past because of the mild start to the month. The cool nights and sunny days this week might help a few slow changing trees to really pop. 

>>RELATED: 8 places to soak up fall’s beauty near Dayton

Sycamore State Park and Indian Lake State Park are seeing peak fall color.

>> Warming trend continues, lower temps arrive next week

The third week of October is typically when the Miami Valley sees the best colors emerge, and true color should show into next week.

Heavy rain or wind can take the leaves off the trees quickly this time of year, but weather this weekend is expected to be mild.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

The rest of this week looks sunny and dry with highs in the low to middle 70s. 

Get outside and enjoy the color change. Share your photos with us using the hashtag #Skywitness7!

Temperatures on the rise into the weekend

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 3:32 AM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:41 PM

Five Day Forecast


  • Quiet, cool tonight
  • Sunny skies will stick around into Saturday
  • Temperatures to fall late Sunday into Monday

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


Tonight: Clear skies, cool air expected as temperatures overnight drop back into the lower 40s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

Thursday: Lots of sunshine through the day. High clouds move through late in the day and into evening. High temperatures will be in the lower 70s. 

>> County-by-County forecast

Friday: More sunshine to wrap up the week. Highs in the lower 70s still.

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Saturday: Unseasonably warm as highs top out in the mid-70s.

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini

>> Warming trend continues; lower temps arrive next week

Sunday: Clouds on the increase late in the day. A chance of rain toward evening and later tonight. Otherwise, breezy and warm with highs in the mid-70s.

Monday: Showers likely. Blustery. Temperatures expected to fall through the 60s during the afternoon.