Flood Watch issued for entire area Friday night

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 7:07 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 4:42 PM

There is Flood Watch for the entire area which will go into effect late Friday night and last until Sunday morning.

Temperatures are in the 40s and much of the snow has melted into water. The ground is still frozen in most areas so the water will sit on top says Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson. There is still some uncertainty to where the heaviest rain will hit and when. Our area should still get at least 2" to 3" with possibly 4" by the time it ends. The forecast for river levels are to all have some flooding, starting as early as Saturday night, and perhaps persisting into Tuesday.

Tonight, cloudy and a bit breezy at times with showers arriving around 3 to 4 a.m. Temperatures should hold in the 40s all night with most waking up to lower-40s.

Friday, cloudy and a bit breezy still with off and on rain through the day, none of it expected to be heavy. Temperatures will rise into the mid-50s with perhaps a few upper-50s far south and lower-50s north. More rain at times Friday night.

Saturday, rain will be steadier through the day with the heavier rain likely arriving late afternoon or evening. Some of the computer forecast models actually push the heavy rain west of us overnight then swing it back through Sunday morning Simpson said. However, other keep it right over us all night. We'll just have to see how it plays out, but that's your difference between 2"-3" total or 4"-5" total. Temps might become fluxuating Saturday with a weather front right over the area. Highs will hit the 50s, but could be in the upper-40s far northwest in the afternoon, and the far southeast may get into the 60s. Possible thunder Saturday night. Streams and creeks will start to come out of their banks Saturday night.

Sunday, likely more heavy rain in the morning with a start in the 50s. The high temperature will be early in the mid-50s then fall throughout the day to about 40 or upper-30s at sunset. Rain should taper off about noon Sunday, and the larger rivers, including the Great Miami will flood Sunday as there will be a bit of a lag effect due to the smaller rivers feeding into the larger ones. The Mad and Little Miami River may be flooding early on already. Possible strong winds Sunday after the cold front passes the middle part of the day. There could be some gusts over 40 mph, and with all the rain, anything stronger could pull some trees out of the ground. As temperatures drop,a few snow showers Sunday night with little if any accumulation anywhere is possible.

Monday, wake up to temperatures in the 20s, Simpson says the water still sitting around could start to freeze. There may be a few flurries across the northern portion of the area, but shouldn't add up to anything. Some sunshine Monday, but temperatures should hold in the 20s all day.

Christmas Eve Tuesday, sunny but chilly with the chance of lingering flooding. Lows in the teens and high in the upper-20s.

Christmas Day Wednesday, partly cloudy with afternoon temps into the mid-30s after a start near 20 degrees.

Thursday, probably some snow showers, maybe light accumulation.

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

Warming trend gets underway

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:29 AM

Temperatures rise, but rain comes along for the ride.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Blustery, still chilly tonight
  • Temps to head above normal this weekend
  • Showers return to the Valley by Sunday

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DETAILED FORECAST

>> WHIO Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

Tonight: Skies will be mostly clear. A few clouds will be possible from time to time. Temperatures will fall back into the upper teens by morning.

Friday: Expect mostly sunny skies and more seasonably temperatures climbing into the middle 30s. It will be a bit breezy at times.

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Saturday: Some sunshine will start the day but clouds will be on the increase. It will be milder with temperatures rising into the middle 40s. There will be the chance for a few showers or drizzle late at night with temperatures holding nearly steady.

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Sunday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance for drizzle or light rain. Temperatures will top out in the upper 40s.

Monday: Cloudy skies are expected with showers likely, especially by late afternoon. It will be windy and mild with highs reaching into the lower 50s. Colder air will usher back in Monday night.

Tuesday: Skies will remain mostly cloudy with a chance for a few snow showers or flurries. It will be colder with blustery conditions and highs in the middle 30s.

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Mark your calendar for these 2018 meteor showers

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:06 PM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:06 PM

Image from a dashcam video provided by Lisle Police Department in Lisle, Ill., shows a meteor as it streaked over Lake Michigan Feb. 6, 2017. The meteor lit up the sky across several states in the Midwest.  Contributed photo
Image from a dashcam video provided by Lisle Police Department in Lisle, Ill., shows a meteor as it streaked over Lake Michigan Feb. 6, 2017. The meteor lit up the sky across several states in the Midwest. Contributed photo

There are plenty of meteor showers to enjoy this year, reports Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

Mark your calendars and keep checking in for the latest forecast.

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  • Eta Aquariids- This shower peaks May 5 before dawn. There are typically 10-20 meteors per hour.
  • Delta Aquariids- View before July 27-30. The best viewing is before dawn. There are usually 15-20 meteors per hour. This year there will be a full moon.
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    • Draconids- This shower peaks October 8. It is better in the evening hours with only a handful of meteors per hour. 
    • Orionids- This shower peaks October 21 before dawn. There are 10-20 meteors per hour. The moon might get in the way.

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    • South Taurids- This shower peaks November 4-5. There are about five meteors per hour. This shower is active overnight and there will be no moonlight. 
    • North Taurids- This shower peaks November 11-12. There are about five meteors per hour. This shower is active overnight. 
    • Leonids- This shower peaks November 17 or 18. Look before dawn on those mornings to see 10-15 meteors per hour.
    • Geminids- This shower peaks December 13-14 with about 50 meteors per hour! It is best in the early morning before dawn. 

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