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Temperatures to drop to low 40s tonight

Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 9:24 AM
Updated: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 11:06 PM

Rain is going to taper off for the rest of the evening and cool air is going to settle in.

As clouds break overnight, temperatures will bottom out in the lower 40s and some areas could be in the high 30s.

On Monday highs will be in the 50s and could get back to the mid-60s by Tuesday.

Warm weather is not gone yet, highs will be back near 70 on Thursday and Friday.

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

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  • Rain showers expected today
  • Chance for a few storms
  • Cooler air filters in this week

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)


Today: Showers are expected today and there could be a few storms embedded in the rain, but it looks like the majority of the storms will be to our east. However some downpours and lightning and thunder can’t be ruled out. We will see gusty winds throughout the day today. Those winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Highs will be in the lower 70s early, then temperatures will fall through the 60s during the afternoon. We should dry out this evening.

Tonight: Cooler air settles in overnight tonight. Most of us will see lows in the lower 40s, but some spots may dip into the upper 30s.

Monday: Cooler weather filters in for Monday as we only see highs in the upper 50s under mostly sunny skies.

Tuesday: Sunshine returns on Tuesday as we get back into the middle 60s.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies are expected Wednesday with highs in the upper 60s.

Thursday: We’re back near 70 degrees Thursday under mostly sunny skies.

Wind Advisory goes into effect at noon Saturday

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 3:57 PM
Updated: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

Wet and stormy weather expected to start the weekend.

Clouds will increase this evening. Temperatures will hold steady or slowly rise through the 40s into the evening.


  • Increasing clouds, rain developing late tonight
  • Rain, storms and strong winds Saturday
  • Rain to change to snow showers, flurries Saturday night into Sunday

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

>> Could a coming storm system turn into a ‘weather bomb’?


Overnight: It will become breezy with a chance for showers. A few thunderstorms also will be possible. Temperatures will hold steady or slowly rise into the 50s.

Saturday: A wind advisory goes into effect at noon. A few strong thunderstorms are possible midday to early afternoon. Gusty winds will increase through the late afternoon and into the evening and may gust between 40 and 50 mph. Highs will be in the upper 50s midday and then fall through the 40s and into the 30s by late evening. Rain may mix with or change to some snow showers before ending.

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

Sunday: Gusty winds will diminish but it will remain blustery and chilly. Some scattered flurries will linger through midday. Temperatures will only reach into the upper 30s for highs.

Monday: Expect partly cloudy skies and calmer conditions. Temperatures will rebound into the middle 40s.

Tuesday: Expect increasing clouds by late in the day and breezy conditions. Temperatures will reach into the upper 40s by midday and then begin to fall. Some sprinkles or flurries will be possible at night. 

Wednesday: It will be breezy and colder with partly cludy skies. Highs will only reach into the upper 30s. 

Thanksgiving: Partly cloudy skies and chilly temperatures are expected with highs in the upper 30s.

WIND ADVISORY ISSUED: Timeline of this weekend’s storm

Published: Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 7:19 AM
Updated: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 6:09 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini has the latest updates to the timing of our weekend storm system.

A Wind Advisory has been issued for the Miami Valley, beginning noon Saturday through 4am Sunday. 

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

“Gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour are likely,” said Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

The strongest gusts are expected Saturday evening. 

The winds are part of a strong storm system bringing impacts to the Miami Valley starting Friday night. 

RELATED: Could a coming storm system turn into a ‘weather bomb’?

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

Friday: Dry day that will be breezy and mild. Clouds will increase into the afternoon. 

Friday Night: Most of the evening is quiet for any football play-off games. Heading towards 10PM some showers and even a few storms off to our northwest may begin to drift in. Windy conditions pick up overnight as well. 

RELATED: The latest Storm Center 7 Forecast

Saturday: Showers likely ongoing across the north early and even a few rumbles of thunder. A lull possible before more showers and storms get going for the afternoon hours. An isolated strong storm will be possible but outside of any storms winds may gust between 40-50MPH. Travel will be tricky especially for high profile vehicles. Heavy rain may also lead to ponding on the roads. 

Saturday Night: Behind the front temperatures will drop quickly. Winds from the northwest then may allow some moisture from Lake Michigan to trigger some flurries. 

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Sunday: Cold in the 30s and still breezy.

Five Day Forecast

WPAFB Friday Weather: Sun and clouds today; strong winds through Saturday

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 1:05 AM

Expect a mix of sun and clouds as we wrap up the week.

After a chilly start, temperatures will rebound back into the lower 50s this afternoon. Clouds will increase late this evening with rain developing after midnight.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

A few thunderstorms will even be possible toward early Saturday morning. Temperatures will initially drop into the upper 40s Friday evening before rising overnight into the first half of the day Saturday.

Strong winds and locally heavy rain will be possible late Friday night into Saturday as a strong cold front passes.

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

Wind gusts of up to 40 mph or higher will be possible through Saturday. As temperatures drop late Saturday, a few snow flurries or even snow showers will be possible Saturday night. Some flurries may linger into Sunday with highs only in the 30s and blustery conditions.

Leonid Meteor Shower peaks heading into weekend

Published: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 @ 8:51 AM
Updated: Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 6:49 AM

Leonid meteor shower will be peaking the before dawn November 17th and 18th! Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about when and where to look.

The Leonid Meteor Shower will peak this weekend.

>> What you should know before viewing a meteor shower

 The Leonid meteor shower is named on its radiant point, the constellation Leo the Lion, which will become more active before dawn Nov. 17 and 18.

The shower will peak heading into the start of the weekend. After midnight Thursday, Leo will rise in the night sky, bringing  an expected 10-15 meteors per hour.

The best time to see meteors is a few hours before dawn Friday. Unfortunately, our next storm system will likely get in the way of viewing meteors Saturday. 

>> #SkyWitness7

The moon sets the next couple of days early in the evening so that means the sky will stay dark overnight making the meteors easier to spot. Find an open spot without city lights to view this shower.