Storm survey scheduled for Mercer Co., flood warnings across the area

Published: Saturday, November 04, 2017 @ 7:15 AM
Updated: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 3:49 AM

Heavy rain just north Greenville SR 49 6pm Darke Co.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Celina Schools closed Monday post storms
  • Severe thunderstorm watch until 1 a.m. Monday
  • Flash flood watch for most of area until Monday morning
  • Cooler temperatures for week ahead

>> WHIO Live Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

Heavy rain will continue to move across the Miami Valley until about 2 a.m. The following watches and warnings are in effect:

  • All flash flood warnings have been cancelled. 

UPDATE @ 2:19 a.m.

Previously issued flash flood warning cancelled for Warren County. 

UPDATE @ 1:18 a.m.

Previously issued tornado warning for SE Clinton County has been cancelled. 

UPDATE @ 1:00 a.m.

Record daily maximum rainfall of 3.57 inches set in Dayton yesterday, breaking the initial record set in 1948. 

UPDATE @ 9:04 p.m.

Celina Schools will be closed Monday due to the Sunday storms, the district announced.

Dry conditions and cooler temperatures are expected in the Dayton area this week.

UPDATE @ 8:02 p.m.

Two tornadoes may have touched down in Mercer County Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

A storm survey is scheduled for Monday morning and will reveal more details about the severe storms that made their way through Wabash and Celina.

The survey will focus on supercell thunderstorms that moved through the county, according to the weather service.

Of the two suspected tornadoes, the strongest hit the east end of Celina’s business district. 

Final results from the survey are expected Monday evening, with officials saying the study may move east into Western Auglaize County.

A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for Greene, Clinton and Warren counties until 8:30 p.m. 

UPDATE @ 7:21 p.m.

A tornado watch for the area has expired. A severe thunderstorm watch remains until 1 a.m. for areas Interstate 70 and south.

A flash flood warning is issued until 10:30 p.m. for Miami and Montgomery counties. A flash flood warning is issued until 10 p.m. for Preble County and Wayne and Union counties in Indiana.

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist Brett Collar

UPDATE @ 6:33 p.m.

The National Weather Service has cancelled a previously issued tornado warning for Clark County.

The fast moving storm continues to travel east as a tornado.

A tornado warning issued by the service earlier today has been canceled for the entire Miami Valley

UPDATE @ 6:29 p.m.

A tornado warning has been issued for Clark until 7:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service warns a strong thunderstorm will affect many Central Ohio counties as well as Clark and Greene Counties.

UPDATE @ 6:04 p.m.

A nearly 200-yard wide, EF1 tornado touched down in Mercer County near Celina Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

>> PHOTOS: November storms, tornado in Miami Valley

The service reports several business and over 100 vehicles on Celina's east side were damaged in the storm. 

Windows have been blown out of some buildings as the storms continues to move east across the Miami Valley. 

Severe thunderstorm warnings remain in effect for Champaign and Clark counties until 6:15 p.m.

UPDATE @ 5:49 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning is issued until 5:45 p.m. for Champaign, Clark and Miami counties.

>>Celina mayor describes storm damage as ‘tremendous’

UPDATE @ 5:25 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning is issued until 5:45 p.m. for Champaign, Darke, Miami, Shelby counties.

UPDATE @ 4:18 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been canceled for most of Darke County but remains until 4:30 p.m. for northern Darke County.

The severe thunderstorm warning has expired for Auglaize and Mercer counties. 

In St. Marys, reports are in of a building with its roof blown off and trees down.

A severe thunderstorm warning is issued until 5 p.m. for Logan Counties.

UPDATE @ 4:05 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Darke County until 4:30 p.m. 

The tornado watch is still active until 7 p.m. for west central Ohio.

A strong line of thunderstorms are coming into Franklin and parts of southwest Butler County until 4:30 p.m.

The tornado warning for Mercer County has expired, but severe thunderstorm warnings remain in effect until 4:15 p.m. for Mercer and Auglaize counties.

UPDATE @ 2:49 p.m.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Mercer County Sunday afternoon.

A tornado watch remains in affect for Auglaize and Mercer counties until 3:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Storm Center 7 Meteorologists strongly advise those living in the warning areas to take shelter.

A caller into our newsroom reports his sister-in-law had a barn ripped from its foundation on her property.

UPDATE @ 2:12 p.m.

A tornado warning has been issued for Mercer County until 2:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Strong winds in Celina where tornado was reported

DETAILED FORECAST

TONIGHT:Lingering showers are expected overnight tonight, but it looks like the severe threat ends as we move overnight into early Monday. Temperatures will drop through the 50s overnight.

Flash Flood Watch for the following counties until 4 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6: Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Delaware, Franklin, Greene, Hardin, Licking, Logan, Madison, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Union

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

Monday: A few lingering showers are likely early Monday. Highs Monday will be in the early morning hours in the upper 50s. Temperatures will fall during the day through the lower 50s and 40s.

Election Day: More clouds linger into Tuesday, but it looks to be a mainly dry and cooler day with highs in the lower 50s..

Wednesday: Partly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the upper 40s.

Thursday: Another cool day is expected. Temperatures in the morning will be close to freezing. Highs in the afternoon will be in the middle 40s under partly cloudy skies.

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Heavy rain, low visibility possible for morning commute; Flood Watch in effect

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:04 AM

A look at how rain will impact you today and this weekend.

Flood Watch is in effect for Montgomery, Preble, Clark, Greene, Butler, Warren and Clinton counties until Sunday morning.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • More rain pushes in for the morning
  • Heavy showers and some thunderstorms possible Saturday
  • Dry start to next week

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

Today: There will be mist and fog early before heavy rain continues to spread northeast through the early morning, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. A rumble of thunder can’t be ruled out. Drivers should take their time this morning as roads remain wet and visibility could be low. It will be mild today, and highs will reach around 60. Showers could be less widespread for the afternoon and evening, but may continue in the southern half of the Miami Valley.

>> County-by-County Weather

Saturday: More widespread rain will push back in by the early morning. Rivers, creeks and streams will continue to see some minor flooding. Roads will stay soaked. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s during the day. It will be breezy at times for the afternoon. At night, a cold front will move into the Miami Valley. Downpours and thunderstorms will be possible overnight. Strong wind gusts will also develop, which could lead to tree damage. Temperatures will climb after midnight.

>> Flooding: Know your risks

Sunday: Morning showers and storms will move east quickly before sunrise. Temperatures will drop back into the 40s as some sunshine returns for the afternoon. Highs will push to the mid to upper 50s. Winds will stay gusty all day between 30 and 40 MPH. Winds, combined with a saturated ground, could lead to tree damage. It will be dry at night.

Monday: It will be a nice start to the week. There will be sunshine for the afternoon with temperatures warmer than normal in the low 50s.

Tuesday: It will be another nice day and a chance for rivers, creeks and streams to recede. Highs will be in the mid-50s with sun and clouds.

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WPAFB Friday Weather: Flood watch through Sunday; rain to continue 

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 12:02 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—A Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday with waves of rain expected to move through, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

RELATED: Rain totals: soggy mid-week, more rain coming

The rain may be heavy at times, especially this morning. Temperatures will be mild despite the rain, rising to near 60 degrees. 

Showers will taper off briefly in the evening before redeveloping late tonight through Saturday. The rain may get heavy again Saturday evening. Rainfall amounts will range from 2 to 4 inches through Saturday night.

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

The rain will taper off early Sunday with clearing skies and slightly cooler temperatures, generally in the lower 50s to end the weekend.

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 Three things to look forward to this spring

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 12:25 PM

It has been a very wet week in the Miami Valley, but it is also a turning point. We are now less than a month from the astronomical start to spring. On March 20 the vernal equinox will take place, transitioning us to the new season. 

Days of rain getting underway

  1. Daylight: The days will get longer. Daylight Saving Time begins March 11, which will help increase the amount of daylight but naturally the days get longer during the transition from the winter solstice to the summer solstice. From Feb. 20 to March 20 we will see an increase of a little more than an hour of daylight.                                      Latest weather video: Watch our five day forecast
  2. Low Snow: The chance for snow drops off. On average, the latest we see an inch of snow in Dayton is March 10. That doesn’t mean we won’t get snow in March, just statistically speaking it becomes less likely. There will be a greater chance though for spring storms as severe weather season kicks in.  
  3. Warmer: It will gradually get warmer. The average afternoon high towards the end of February is around 40 degrees but by the first day of spring it warms up to 51 degrees. The angle of the sun and the length of day helps to increase our average high. 

Keep up with the rain this week by using the WHIO weather App. 

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WPAFB Thursday Weather: Rain showers continue through weekend 

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 12:41 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—A soggy morning is expected although rain will move out fairly quickly, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

Temperatures will start out the day in the middle 30s and make it back into the middle 40s during the afternoon with lingering clouds. After some brief dry time tonight, rain will return to the area Friday morning with on and off rain likely to continue through Saturday. The rain may be heavy at times with a few thunderstorms possible.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather

Rainfall amounts will range from 2 to 4 inches through Sunday morning. Despite the rain, temperatures will rebound to near 60 degrees for highs both Friday and Saturday before cooling into the lower 50s to end the weekend.

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