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SEVERE WEATHER: Difference between Watch vs. Warning

Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 @ 1:49 PM
Updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 @ 1:49 PM

Severe Weather Awareness: Difference Between a Watch & Warning

The National Weather Service is the official issuer of a watch or a warning, based on expected weather conditions.

Stormcenter7 Meteorologist Brett Collar explains the difference.

In severe weather season, knowing the difference between a watch and a warning can be life-saving.

WATCH means you should prepare for the possibility of a severe storm or tornado.

WARNING means you should take action now, get to a safe location because severe weather is occurring or a tornado has been seen or indicated by radar.

Wet morning commute for some; showers and storms through the day

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 4:39 AM

Showers and a few thunderstorms are expected in the Dayton area today

Showers and a few thunderstorms are expected today, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. 

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST 

  • Few showers and storms through the day Thursday
  • Biggest concern will be heavy rain
  • More sunshine and dry this weekend 

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(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

DETAILED FORECAST 

TODAY: Some of the rain could be heavy at times, and could lead to localized flooding. On top of the heavy rain threat, we could see strong winds in a few of the stronger storms. 

Highs Thursday will be in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

A few showers will likely linger from time to time overnight, but the storm threat will likely diminish past sunset. 

Lows overnight will again be in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY: A few lingering showers are expected for the first part the day. A few showers, maybe a storm, could linger into the later afternoon. 

Highs will be the upper 70s.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies are expected to start the weekend. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

SUNDAY: Another very pleasant day is expected with more sunshine. Highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

MONDAY: All of us get back into the lower 80s to start the new work week. Mostly sunny skies are expected.

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.

Storms return to the Miami Valley Thursday

Published: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 4:09 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 3:25 PM

More sunshine is expected today, but rain is expected in the Dayton area Thursday

Mostly clear skies are expected through the evening, but clouds and humidity will build tonight ahead of a showers and storms tomorrow, according Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Quiet, turning muggier tonight
  • Showers and storms return Thursday
  • Locally heavy rain possible

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DETAILED FORECAST 

TONIGHT: Expect increasing clouds and humidity through the night. There is a chance for a shower or storm toward morning. Temperatures will hold in the upper 60s overnight.

THURSDAY: Lots of clouds will be around with occasional showers and storms. A few storm could produce locally heavy rainfall and strong winds. Temperatures will top out near 80 degrees.

 

FRIDAY: Clouds will lingering with a chance for a passing shower or storm. Highs will top out near 80 degrees.

SATURDAY: Sunshine is back along with lower humidity and comfortable temperatures just in time to start the weekend. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

SUNDAY: Sunny skies will wrap up the weekend with highs in the upper 70s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and a bit warmer with highs in the lower 80s. 

International Space Station visible tonight

Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 3:32 AM

The International Space Station will fly over the Miami Valley late Tuesday evening.

The International Space Station will fly over the Miami Valley tonight, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.

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Clear skies will prevail, leaving prefect conditions to see this six minute pass across the evening sky. The space station will appear in the west southwestern sky around 9:47 p.m. and will travel to the northeast before disappearing.

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The space station looks like a steady star, that does not twinkle, moving swiftly across the sky.