Snow tonight should lead to white Christmas

Published: Saturday, December 23, 2017 @ 7:11 AM
Updated: Sunday, December 24, 2017 @ 6:15 PM

Accumulating snow is expected this evening in the Dayton area.

TONIGHT: Snow will continue to fall at times this evening, but should be tapering off before ending past midnight. Most areas will likely see an inch of snow, with some spots seeing a bit more.

Following the snow the winds are expected to pick up. Those winds combined with some slick spots on the roads means drivers are urged to use caution while driving. Temperatures overnight will dip into the upper teens.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been expanded to include the entire region through 1 a.m. Monday. 

Snow that falls tonight is expected to accumulate, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. 

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Accumulating snow tonight
  • White Christmas is likely
  • Coldest air of the season later this week

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DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: Snow is expected this evening and it could be heavy at times. This snow will also accumulate on untreated roadways, so those who have plans to be on the roads are urged to use caution. Snow will come to an end overnight as temperatures drop into the upper teens. Around one inch of snow is expceted for most, but some spots northwest of Dayton could see over three inches.

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar

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CHRISTMAS: A few flurries are possible early Monday, otherwise it looks to be a dry day with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the middle 20s.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy skies with the chance for some flurries again. Highs will be in the lower 20s.

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WEDNESDAY: The coldest air of the season arrives with single digit temperatures with wind chills below zero to start the day. Highs Wednesday will only climb into in the upper teens.

THURSDAY: More clouds return Thursday. It’s once again going to be a cold start in single digits. Eventual highs will be in the lower 20s.

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FRIDAY: Chance for snow returns, especially later in the day. Highs will be in the upper 20s. 

Sunshine today, warmer this weekend

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 4:12 AM

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Warmer temperatures expected this weekend
  • Chance for rain returns Sunday into Monday
  • Snow possible Tuesday

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DETAILED FORECAST

Today: More sunshine is expected today as temperatures climb above freezing, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. It will be a nice day, although still cool, with temperatures topping out in the mid to upper 30s this afternoon.

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Tonight: Clouds will increase overnight tonight as temperatures drop into the upper 20s.

Saturday: More clouds will return Saturday. It will be a mild day with highs in the lower to mid 40s. There could be a few light showers or some drizzle later Saturday, but the better chance for rain will come Sunday and Monday.

Sunday: Temperatures will climb into the upper 40s with a few showers expected.

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Monday: Rain is expected Monday, and some of the rain could be heavy at times. Highs will be in the lower 50s.

Tuesday: Colder air will return Tuesday with highs only in the mid-30s. There is the chance that we could see some snow showers as well.

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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

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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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  • Lyrids: Active April 16-25. Rates are usually 10-15 meteors per hour. A dark sky is expected. This meteor shower is associated with fireballs which are very bright. The shower peaks pre-dawn April 22.
  • 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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    • Perseids- This is a very active shower. August 11,12,13 head outside from the late evening through dawn. The moon this year won’t get in the way.
    • 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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    Mark your calendar for these 2018 meteor showers

    Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 5:14 PM
    Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 5:14 PM

    • Lyrids: Active April 16-25. Rates are usually 10-15 meteors per hour. A dark sky is expected. This meteor shower is associated with fireballs which are very bright. The shower peaks pre-dawn April 22.
    • 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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    • Perseids- This is a very active shower. August 11,12,13 head outside from the late evening through dawn. The moon this year won’t get in the way.
    • 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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