Mild evening ahead, storms could return Wednesday

Published: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 4:13 AM

5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

A few clouds will move by from time to time. Otherwise quiet and mild weather is expected with temperatures hovering near 70 degrees through sunset.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Temperatures back above normal
  • Scattered storms return late Wednesday into Thursday
  • Isolated strong storms possible

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Tonight: Some increase in clouds is expected with mild temperatures only dropping to around 60 degrees by morning. 

Wednesday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds along with warm temperatures in the upper 70s. There will be the chance for a pop-up shower or storm, mainly north. A strong storm can’t be ruled out by late in the day north.

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Thursday: Mostly cloudy skies are expected with a scattered showers and storms developing. A few may be strong, possibly severe by afternoon. Damaging wind and hail are the primary threats. It will be breezy outside of any storms. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Friday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with breezy and cooler conditions. Highs will be in the lower 60s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy skies are expected with scattered showers likely. It will remain breezy and cool with highs only in the upper 50s.

Sunday: Clearing skies are expected by the afternoon with highs in the lower 60s. It will remain breezy at times. 

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WPAFB Friday Weather: Patchy morning fog; highs near 80

Published: Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 1:10 AM

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Patchy fog will be around to start the day with lingering clouds, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. 

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Some passing showers will develop as we head into the afternoon. 

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Drier air will work its way in later this evening with lowering humidity and clearing skies tonight, Elwell said. 

Highs today will be near 80 degrees, but will fall into the upper 70s with mostly sunny skies for the weekend. 

Dry weather is expected to stick around through much of next week.

Occasional showers and storms through Friday

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 4:39 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 11:30 PM

A soggy Thursday with a few storms. Drying out towards the weekend.

Showers taper off overnight. Some breaks in the clouds are expected but patchy fog will be likely, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will drop into the upper 60s.

RELATED: WHIO Interactive Radar 

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST 

  • Showers taper off overnight
  • Muggy with patchy fog possible late
  • Sunshine, comfortable for the weekend

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Friday's Planner

DETAILED FORECAST 

Friday: There still will be a chance for passing showers and a few thunderstorms. Showers should taper off by late afternoon. Clouds will linger through the day with highs in the upper 70s. 

Rain falls on Smithville Road on Thursday afternoon

Saturday Some patchy fog will be possible in the morning with skies becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. It will be comfortable with lower humidity and highs in the upper 70s.

Sunday: Lots of sunshine is expected with highs near 80 degrees.

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Monday: Mostly sunny skies will start the workweek with highs in the lower 80s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies expected along with a slow warming trend. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy skies are in the forecast with highs in the middle 80s.

Space Glossary

Published: Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 7:39 AM

FILE - In this early morning, Aug. 13, 2013 file photo, a meteor streaks past the faint band of the Milky Way galaxy above the Wyoming countryside north of Cheyenne, Wyo., during a Perseids meteor shower. On Thursday night, Aug. 11, 2016 into early Friday morning, the Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak with double the normal number of meteors. Scientists call this an outburst, and they say it could reach up to 200 meteors per hour. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Blaine McCartney)
FILE - In this early morning, Aug. 13, 2013 file photo, a meteor streaks past the faint band of the Milky Way galaxy above the Wyoming countryside north of Cheyenne, Wyo., during a Perseids meteor shower. On Thursday night, Aug. 11, 2016 into early Friday morning, the Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak with double the normal number of meteors. Scientists call this an outburst, and they say it could reach up to 200 meteors per hour. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Blaine McCartney)

 

Asteroid: A large space rock that stays in space. These rocky objects orbit the sun and are much smaller than planets.

 

Bolide: The light emitted by a large meteoroid or asteroid as it explodes in the atmosphere.

 

Comet: A solid body made of ice, rock, dust and frozen gases. As they fracture and disintegrate, some comets leave a trail of solid debris. 

 

Fireball: A very bright meteor. It is brighter than the planet Venus. There are several thousand meteors that are bright enough to be fireballs each day. Most occur over the ocean. 

 

Meteor: Sometimes called shooting stars. These are space objects that can as small as dust or as large as a rock. Once they enter the Earth’s atmosphere they are heated by friction burn up. 

 

Meteorite: A meteor is able to survive the hot entry into the Earth’s atmosphere and reach the ground. 

 

Meteoroid: A smaller asteroid or space rock that can orbit the sun and become meteors if they enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

 

Meteor Shower: An annual event, when the Earth passes through a region having a great concentration of debris, such as particles left by a comet. From Earth, it looks like meteors radiate from the same point in the night sky.

Solar Eclipse: When the Moon moves between Earth and the Sun and the 3 celestial bodies form a straight line: Earth–Moon–Sun. Solar eclipses only occur during a New Moon.

Total Solar Eclipse: When the Moon completely covers the Sun, as seen from Earth.

Partial Solar Eclipse: When the Moon only partially covers the disk of the Sun.

Annular Solar Eclipse: When the Moon appears smaller than the Sun as it passes centrally across the solar disk and a bright ring, or annulus, of sunlight remains visible during the eclipse.

Hybrid Solar Eclipse: A rare form of solar eclipse, which changes from an annular to a total solar eclipse, and vice versa, along its path.

 

Lunar Eclipse: When Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and blocks the Sun's rays from directly reaching the Moon. Lunar eclipses only happen at Full Moon.

Total Lunar Eclipse: When Earth's umbra – the central, dark part of its shadow – obscures all of the Moon's surface.

Partial Lunar Eclipse: When only part of the Moon's surface is obscured by Earth’s umbra.

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: When the Moon travels through the faint penumbral portion of Earth’s shadow.

WPAFB Thursday Weather: Showers, thunderstorms today

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 12:40 AM

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Clouds will thicken up through the morning as a cold front slowly pushes into the area through the day.

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Expect showers and thunderstorms to develop with occasional heavy rain at times. There is also a marginal risk that one or two storms could be strong. Damaging wind would be the main threat outside of the flooding threat.

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Temperatures will be head down to around 80 degrees with the clouds and showers.

Some occasional rain will stick around into Friday before tapering off Friday night.

Clearing skies are expected for the weekend with more comfortable temperatures.