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Published: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 @ 8:51 AM
Updated: Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 6:49 AM
— The Leonid Meteor Shower will peak this weekend.
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.
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.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:04 AM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:22 PM
— A Flood Watch is in effect for Montgomery, Preble, Clark, Greene, Butler, Warren and Clinton counties until Sunday morning.
Today: A few showers will pass by at times today, but we are expecting more breaks in the rain this afternoon. It'll be a cloudy and dreary day with highs in the lower 60s.
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.
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.
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:
RELATED: Flooding: Know your risks
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.
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.
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.
Keep up with the rain this week by using the WHIO weather App.