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Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 3:15 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 7:25 AM
— Severe weather Wednesday night brought multiple tornado touchdowns throughout the Miami Valley.
The National Weather Service said it’s believed a tornado or multiple tornadoes were responsible for the damage.
One tornado was reported in the area of U.S. 35 at the split with the U.S. 35 Business Route in Xenia. Another tornado was reported about four miles west of New Carlisle.
Widespread damage was reported in Park Layne, where the Sunoco, McDonald’s, Victory Motors and other businesses were damaged.
PHOTOS: Storm, possible tornado damage
“I got there slightly before the emergency response team,” said Brady Smith, who said he could smell exposed gasoline at the Sunoco. He reported damage at several businesses.
“This is likely a very strong tornado on the ground,” Elwell said. “We’ve had a very dangerous weather situation.”
Three-thousand people were locked down during the Xenia High School graduation ceremony at the Nutter Center at Wright State University, reported NewsCenter 7’s Caroline Reinwald.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base security forces were checking late Wednesday to see if damage was caused by storms over the base.
“At this time, we do not know if a tornado touched down or not” on the base, spokeswoman Marie Vanover said late Wednesday night.
Wright-Patterson weathercasters issued a tornado warning at 8:33 p.m. The warning was extended at 9:15 p.m. and again at 9:35 p.m.
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Jason Slyger, of Sabina, Clinton County, said he saw a tornado touch down near Jeffersonville and the Jackson Twp. line about 8:30 p.m.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:04 AM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 11:50 PM
— A Flood Watch is in effect for Montgomery, Preble, Clark, Greene, Butler, Warren and Clinton counties until Sunday morning.
Overnight: Mostly cloudy skies will linger through the night with areas of fog, light rain and drizzle possible. Steadier showers will develop overnight around 3 a.m. Temperatures drop tonight through the 50s to a low in the lower 40s.
Saturday: Rain likely and could be heavy at times. Thunderstorms also will be possible during the day. Flooding will be possible with rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches through Saturday night. High temperatures will be in the middle 50s.
Sunday: Rain early in the day, then breaks in the clouds later. Flooding will still be possible as rivers and streams continue to rise. Highs will be in the lower 50s and it will be windy at times.
Monday: It will be a nice start to the workweek. There will be sunshine for the afternoon with temperatures above normal in the low 50s.
Tuesday: Expect mostly sunny skies will mild temperatures in the middle 50s.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 7:53 PM
— While much of the area is getting a break from steady rain Friday night, another wave will arrive toward daybreak.
Storm Center 7 meteorologists have been tracking multiple rounds of rain since Wednesday with several more to go. Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said the heaviest rain will arrive late Saturday.
“We’ll likely see steady rain pick up Saturday morning with a break in the rain starting around midday,” Elwell said. “But heavy rain and the chance for thunderstorms will move back in around dark Saturday.”
The Storm Prediction Center indicates there is a chance for a few stronger storms Saturday evening and they have placed the southern Miami Valley under a “marginal risk” for severe storms. While the risk is low, Elwell said one or two storms could produce strong enough winds to cause minor damage.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 9:25 AM
MIAMI VALLEY — Consistent rainfall that fell Wednesday into Thursday dropped around 0.25-inches to 1.5-inches of rain across the area, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
RELATED: Widespread rain expected for the weekend
With more rain expected Saturday and Sunday, the threat for flooding stays high through the weekend.
Here is how much rain fell in parts of the region over the last 24 hours as of 8 a.m. Friday:
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Butler County Airport: 0.42-inches
Dayton International Airport: 0.42-inches
South Lebanon: 1.14-inches
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.
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.
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The rain will taper off early Sunday with clearing skies and slightly cooler temperatures, generally in the lower 50s to end the weekend.