Possible strong storms: What to expect from the weather this weekend

Published: Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 7:12 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the weekend and what to expect outside.

Strong storms are possible to end the weekend, as temperatures will feel more like spring than the first weekend of November.

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In the late afternoon Saturday, some showers will be possible as a warm front moves through. Temperatures will sit in the 60s and likely not drop much overnight. Temperatures, which should be in the upper 50s for this time of year, will be more than 10 degrees warmer than normal this weekend. 

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With a warm front to our north and a strong cold front to our west, winds from the southwest will push temperatures well into the 70s for Sunday. 

Most of the afternoon on Sunday looks dry, but a strong cold front will approach Sunday night. The cold front looks to move in from the northwest to the southeast Sunday evening. 

The timing of the front, combined with the warm, moist air and other favorable conditions, there will be a threat for thunderstorms into the night. 

Areas northwest of Dayton have an "Enhanced Risk" for severe storms Sunday, with the rest of the Miami Valley under a "Slight Risk." 

Your Storm Center 7 team predicts as the storms arrive across the northwest, there is a higher chance they will be strong. Damaging winds and flash flooding will be the main threats. 

The timing and threats may change so stay with Storm Center 7 on-air, online and with our WHIO Weather App for the latest this weekend. 

Colder with snow possible; flood warnings remain for some

Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 5:03 AM
Updated: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 12:09 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at what to expect for the rest of the weekend.

Flooding and high water likely will still be an issue today, especially in communities north of Interstate 70. Drivers should use caution, particularly in the dark, and avoid any high water, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Few light snow showers/flurries late night/early Sunday north
  • Flood Warning for Great Miami R. in Sidney until 10:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Quiet start to next week
Wind Gusts(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

>> What to expect for this weekend’s storm

Auglaize County remains under an Arial Flood Warning until 5:15 p.m. Sunday, while those living in Darke County remain under the same warning until 4:45 p.m. 

In Sidney, there is a flood warning until 10:00 p.m. Sunday for the Great Miami River, which is expected to rise to 10.5 feet, higher than the 10-feet flood stage. It will fall below flood stage by Sunday night.

Futurecast(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

>> What to expect from the storm system moving through this weekend

DETAILED FORECAST

Sunday: Light snow showers or flurries are possible north of Interstate 70. Little to none will stick. Roads will still be wet in the morning on bridges and overpasses, which could get cold enough to have some isolated slick spots in the far north of the Miami Valley. The rest of the region will be breezy and cold with temperatures only climbing into the upper 30s in the afternoon. Clouds decrease into the night and winds will relax. Overnight lows will be in the mid-20s.

Monday: Expect a cold start in the middle 20s, followed by sunshine and scattered clouds. It won’t be breezy, and highs will be in the upper 40s.

Tuesday: Sunshine early, with clouds increasing in the evening. Highs will be around 50 degrees.

Wednesday: Morning tempmeratures will be in the 20s. The day will be dry and nice with sunshine. It will be cooler with highs in the upper 30s.

Thanksgiving: It’s looking to be a great day! Expect sun and clouds on Thursday.

Heavy rains bring flooding, high water

Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 7:17 PM
Updated: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 6:33 AM

VIDEO shows flooding in Park Layne

Strong storms brought heavy rains that continue to threaten the northern parts of the Miami Valley.

Nearly 3 inches of rain fell by this evening in Greenville, Troy and Urbana, and rain exceeded 3 inches across Logan County.

Rain Totals(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

>> Cold air, snow flurries move in

There were numerous reports of high water, including on roadways in Dayton.

Shelby and Auglaize counties remain under an Arial Flood Warning until 8:15 a.m., while those living in Darke County remain under the same warning until 10:45 a.m. Arial Flood Warnings have also been issued for Champaign and Logan counties until 11 a.m.

In Sidney, there is a flood warning until 10:30 p.m. Sunday for the Great Miami River, which is expected to rise to 10.5 feet, higher than the 10-feet flood stage. It is expected to fall below flood stage by Sunday night.

Contributed by Sheila Gibbons in Sidney.

Storms lead to hundreds of power outages across area

Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:31 PM
Updated: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 12:15 AM

Strong storms and gale force winds Saturday knocked out power in parts of the region.

Darke County had the most power failures reported, with 600 at one point, according to the Dayton Power and Light online outage map.

There were hundreds of power outages across Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Preble, Shelby and Warren counties, with about 600 as of 12:07 a.m., the DP&L map showed. Of those, only 12 were in Darke County.

>> Severe thunderstorm watch, wind, flood advisories in effect

Duke Energy also had dozens of isolated outages reported in Butler and Warren counties.

Ohio Edison reported nearly 100 power losses in Clark County.

Weather: What to watch for this weekend

Published: Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 7:19 AM
Updated: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:40 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini has the latest on this weekend's storm system.

A Wind Advisory is in place through 4 a.m. Sunday for the entire region, with gale force winds between 40 and 50 mph. 

A Wind Advisory has been issued for the Miami Valley from noon Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday. CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ERIC ELWELL

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Here's a breakdown of what you need to know to get through the weekend:

Heavy rain: Today and this evening heavy rain and storms will move through. Minor flooding and ponding on the roads can be expected. 

Wind: Wind will be gusting this afternoon and evening. Winds more than 40 mph outside of any storms can be problematic. Isolated power outages are possible. Holiday decorations and lawn furniture could be blown around or damaged. Driving also will be difficult because of the strong winds, so leave space between you and the cars around you. 

>> The latest Storm Center 7 Forecast

Cold air: This will move in quickly, with a 20-degree temperature drop expected by Sunday. Below freezing temperatures, light snow showers and flurries will be possible tonight and early Sunday. Accumulation should not be an issue, but there may be some isolated slick spots on bridges and overpasses.

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