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Cold with fog possible overnight; weekend highs in the 50s

Published: Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 4:02 AM
Updated: Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 11:00 PM

Warmer temperatures are expected through the weekend in the Dayton area, with rain returning next week.

Clear skies and cold overnight with lows in the upper 20s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Areas of patchy fog and frost is expected, with light freezing fog in spots.

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  • Clear and cold overnight
  • Dry and mild weekend
  • Winter blast late next week


Saturday: Sun with a few scattered clouds during the day. A cold morning followed by a pleasant afternoon with highs around 50 degrees. Skies will clear out for Saturday night and cold again with lows in the lower 30s.

Weekend Outlook(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs)

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Sunday: A beautiful day expected with lots of sun and highs in the lower 50s.

Monday: Sunshine gives way to clouds during the day. It becomes breezy, but winds out of the south will help to raise temperatures into the upper 50s for the afternoon. Showers arrive from the northwest into Monday night with a cold front. 

Precipitation Chances(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs)

Tuesday: Showers likely, windy and turning chilly. Temperatures will start in the 50s, but fall into the afternoon as the front settles to the southeast. Rain may have a few pockets of moderate downpours. The timing of the front exiting and the cold air moving in is something to watch. There may be some changeover from rain to snow before the precipitation shuts off. 

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and much colder. Temperatures will range from the upper 20s early to the middle 30s for the afternoon. Wind chills will be in the teens and 20s.

Cold Blast Coming Late Next Week(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs)

STAY INFORMED: School-Business Closings, Delays

Published: Thursday, December 08, 2016 @ 3:03 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 6:06 AM

Superintendents put a lot of focus on deciding to close school because of the weather.

Stay informed with the latest school delays and closings, business closings and snow emergencies.

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WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Wind chill readings reach below zero, possible passing flurries

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 12:40 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—A bitter cold start to the day is expected with a Wind Chill Advisory in effect all the way through early afternoon, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

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Temperatures will hold in the single digits to lower teens through the day with wind chill readings staying near or below zero. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance for a few passing flurries.

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It will remain cold with highs in the middle teens Wednesday, climbing to near 20 degrees Thursday. Temperatures are forecast to climb above normal this weekend, topping out near 50 degrees by Sunday, although light rain is expected by Sunday evening.

More snow expected this afternoon will add to snow totals

Published: Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 7:03 PM
Updated: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at how much snow we could see and how it will impact the roads today.

The next round of snow arrived today and is expected to drop another 2 inches across most of the region.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

Light snow through the overnight hours have roads coated in the Miami Valley causing some slick conditions. More snow pushes through this afternoon, meaning poor visibility and snow covered roads could be a problem for the evening commute as well. 

>> Winter Weather Advisory issued; 2 inches of snow likely Monday

Computer weather models indicate two bands of snow:

The first band of snow arrived overnight through the morning. There will be a break late morning into the afternoon, but slick spots on roadways is still a concern.

The second band of snow is expected to affect the evening commute.

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“Winds pick up, gusting at 20 to 30 mph out of the south. This will impact those driving east and west today, especially high profile vehicles”, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. 

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 9 p.m. when snow should end. Roads could stay snowy with temperatures dropping into the single digits. 

WPAFB Monday Weather: Snow expected, areas to receive around two inches

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 12:36 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE— Snow is expected through the day today with some possibly being heavy at times, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.

RELATED: Timing of next round of snow

Both the morning and evening commutes will likely be impacted by this snow. Extra time and caution will be needed if you have plans to be out on the road. The snow looks to wrap up around sunset, and by that time it looks like most areas will receive around 2 inches of new snow, but some spots could see upwards of 3 inches. Temperatures on Monday will top out in the upper 20s.