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Find Jupiter, crescent moon this week

Published: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 6:53 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini explains how you can use the moon to find a planet this week.

After everyone looked to the sky for the solar eclipse, there is another reason to look up that won't require any special glasses.

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This week on August 24 and especially August 25, there will be a brief window to find the thin waxing crescent moon and the planet Jupiter.

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Right after sunset which is around 8 p.m. and before the moon sets which is around 10 p.m., the moon will guide you to the evening planet. 

Jupiter will be close to the horizon in the western sky. It will shine steady and bright. 

If you find them, share a picture with the hashtag SkyWitness7.

 

WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Possible passing rain, snow shower; gusty winds

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:27 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE— Chance of a passing rain or snow showers during the day, otherwise cloudy, blustery and cold with temperatures in the 30s, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.

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Winds may gust as high as 30mph creating wind chills in the 20s.

No snow accumulations expected.

WPAFB Monday Weather: Rain showers, mild temperatures throughout day

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:19 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE— Grab the umbrella as you head out the door today.

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While we're not anticipating a lot of rain to fall, we will see a few showers today. This will continue into the evening hours as well.

Temperatures today will be on the mild side. We'll top out in the middle 50s this afternoon.

Warming trend to last through the weekend

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 4:12 AM
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 6:54 PM

Flooding concerns increase with snowmelt and rain this weekend.

A gradual warm-up will continue through the weekend and into the start of next week, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. 

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Some refreeze possible tonight
  • Temperatures climb into the 40s this weekend
  • Wet, but mild start to next week

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

Tonight: Mainly clear skies are expected through the evening. Breezy conditions and chilly as temperatures fall through the 30s towards an overnight low in the upper 20s.

5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

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Saturday: Sunshine to start the day, but clouds will increase late, Elwell said. It will be breezy at times with highs in the lower to middle 40s.

Sunday: Lots of clouds are expected during the day with a chance for drizzle or light rain and fog. Highs will be in the middle 40s.

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Monday: Rain will be likely, especially in the afternoon. Gusty winds will also be likely with highs in the lower 50s. 

Tuesday: Colder air returns with blustery, cloudy conditions. A few passing flurries or snow showers are possible with highs in the middle 30s.

>> WHIO Weather App

Wednesday: Some sunshine returns but it will stay chilly. Highs will be in the upper 30s

WPAFB Friday Forecast: Chilly start, warm-up underway

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 1:06 AM

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

After another chilly start, temperatures will make it back above freezing this afternoon for the first time in a week with highs in the middle 30s, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

Skies will remain mostly sunny. Dry weather will stick around through the day Saturday with some increase in clouds late in the day and evening. Temperatures are expected to rebound into the middle 40s.

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The warming trend will continue into Sunday, although you'll have to dust of the umbrellas with the chance for showers arriving by mid-morning.

>> WHIO Weather App

Showers will be even more likely Monday as high temperatures reach 50 degrees before falling late in the day.