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WEATHER ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Watch canceled for entire region

Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 11:20 AM
Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is no longer in effect for the entire Miami Valley region.

UPDATE @ 5:50 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is canceled for Butler and Montgomery counties.

UPDATE @ 5:35 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is canceled for Darke, Miami, Preble, Shelby and Wayne (Indiana) counties. It remains in effect through 11 p.m. for Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Greene, Logan, Montgomery and Warren counties.

UPDATE @ 5:15 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings expire for Clinton, Greene and Warren counties.

However, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is until 11 p.m. for Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren counties in Ohio and Wayne and Union counties in Indiana, issued by the National Weather Service.

PHOTOS: May storm moves into the Miami Valley

UPDATE @ 5 p.m.

An Areal Flood Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. for Champaign and Clark counties.

UPDATE @ 4:50 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 5:15 p.m. for Clinton, Greene and Warren counties, issued by the National Weather Service.

Main threats are 60 mph wind gusts and ¾-inch hail.

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is canceled for Butler County but remains in effect until 5 p.m. for Warren County.

Wind gusts of 53 mph were reported at 4:38 p.m. at the Lebanon airport, and gusts of 48 mph were reported at 4:32 p.m. at the Middletown airport, according to the NWS.

UPDATE @ 4:40 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning expires for Miami County.

UPDATE @ 4:25 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 5 p.m. for Butler and Warren counties, issued by the National Weather Service.

The main threats are 60 mph wind and ¾-inch hail.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning also is in effect until 4:45 p.m. for Miami County.

An Areal Flood Advisory is in effect through 7 p.m. for Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Logan, Mercer and Shelby counties, issued by the NWS in Wilmington.

UPDATE @ 4:05 p.m.  

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is expired for Darke County.  

UPDATE @ 4 p.m.:  

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 4:45 p.m. for Miami County, issued by the National Weather Service.  

The main threats are 60 mph wind and ¾-inch hail.  

An Areal Flood Advisory is in effect through 7 p.m. for Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Logan, Mercer and Shelby counties, issued by the NWS in Wilmington.  

UPDATE @ 3:32 p.m.:  

An areal flood advisory has been issued for Darke, Miami and Shelby counties until 6:30 p.m. due to heavy rain.  

According to the National Weather Service, radar indicated 1 to 1.5 inches of rain has already fallen and an additional 1 to 2 inches is possible through 5 p.m.  

Minor flooding of poorly drained streets, highways and underpasses could occur.

UPDATE @ 3:12 p.m.:

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the following counties until 11 p.m.:

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  • Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren Counties in Ohio.
  • Wayne and Union counties in Indiana.

UPDATE @ 2:45 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Randolph County, IN, until 3:15 p.m. The line of storms

that prompted the warning is moving east towards the Miami Valley.

The possibility of severe weather exists late this afternoon. Stay tuned to this site and WHIO-TV, Channel 7 for the latest on weather conditions as our team of meteorologists track the storm.

FIRST REPORT

After an active morning of thunderstorms which produced heavy rain, frequent lightning and possibly some small sized hail, the Miami Valley will need to gear up for another threat of strong storms. 

A boundary draped across the southern Miami Valley will help be a catalyst for storms to redevelop.

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Some late morning and early afternoon sun will help to re-energize the atmosphere and with dew points in the 60s today, the warm and moist environment will help to fuel more storms. 

RELATED:  LIVE Interactive Radar

Areas along Interstate 70 and south have been placed under a "slight risk" for severe storms with areas north in a "marginal" risk. 

Your Storm Center 7 Teams believes the best ingredients will likely live under the counties in the slight risk. 

Storms should start firing between 1 and 3 p.m. and become scattered across the Miami Valley for the evening commute. 

Storms will likely be slow-movers which means the potential for heavy downpours repeatedly over the same city could cause ponding on the roads. 

The main severe threat will come from damaging winds and larger sized hail. 

If you are driving, or biking home since it is #BiketoWorkDay, make sure to check your WHIO Weather App. You can set up lightning detection, get any watches and warnings and check out the live stream of our latest newscasts. 

Your Storm Center 7 Team will monitor conditions through the day to bring you updates on-air, online and on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO.

 

Mild today, rain returns Wednesday

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 5:02 AM

Thin clouds across the Miami Valley early this morning. Temperatures are cool again, and will start in the low 50s and upper 40s. 

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST 

  • Temperatures in the 70s Tuesday
  • Cooler midweek with rounds of rain 
  • Weekend looks warm but unsettled

RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts 

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DETAILED FORECAST 

TODAY: Clouds will thicken through the day. A stray sprinkle is possible, but it will be mostly dry and quiet throughout the day. Highs climb to the middle 70s which is warmer than normal. 

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WEDNESDAY: Another system will approach the Miami Valley. A few showers can't be ruled out in the morning, but rain will become more widespread with the chance for some storms to mix in through the afternoon hours. Severe threat is low, but pockets of heavy rain will be possible. Highs in the upper 60s and breezy.

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THURSDAY: Some dry time, but cloudy and cool. A few afternoon showers will redevelop. Highs in the middle 60s. Drying out into the evening. 

RELATED: WHIO Interactive Radar 

FRIDAY: Some dry time early and through the afternoon. Sunshine and scattered clouds. Temperatures warm back up to the middle 70s. Some passing showers return in the evening. 

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy and muggy. Scattered showers or a few storms possible during the day. Highs around 80.

SUNDAY: Some showers around early then clouds decrease during the day with some dry time later in the afternoon and evening. Highs around 80 again.

 

 

 

 

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Cooler temps, rain expected later this week

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 5:10 AM

Skies will become mostly clear with temperatures slowly dropping through the 60s.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Dry and cool tonight 
  • Some sun, seasonable Tuesday
  • Stormy pattern develops midweek

RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts  

TRAFFIC: WHIO Traffic Center

DETAILED FORECAST 

Tonight: Mainly clear skies are expected with some increase in clouds toward morning. Temperatures will fall into the lower 50s.

Tuesday: Sunshine will start the day with increasing clouds. Highs will rebound into the middle 70s.

RELATED: WHIO Interactive Radar 

Wednesday: Scattered showers and few thunderstorms will be likely. Highs will hold in the upper 60s.

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Thursday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance for passing showers. Temperatures will be unseasonably cool, only reaching into the middle to upper 60s.

Friday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds along with warmer temperatures. There will be a chance for showers late in the day or evening. Highs will rebound into the middle 70s.

Saturday: Skies will be partly sunny with a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will top out near 80 degrees.

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Despite some clouds, here’s how to find Mercury, Venus

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 10:26 AM

DAYTON — Some lingering clouds may block the view for some Tuesday morning, but it is still worth it to head outside before dawn to see Mercury and Venus. 

Sunrise in Dayton will be around 6:16 a.m. Tuesday. About an hour before, look to the east. 

Right along the horizon you should easily find the waning crescent moon — the phase before a new moon. It will look like a thin sliver in the sky. 

Above the moon you will see what looks like a bright star. That is actually the planet Venus which has been easy to spot all month. The harder planet to find is Mercury. Mercury will be to the bottom left of the moon, and will shine very close to the horizon. 

These planets won't twinkle like a star does. If you have an unobstructed view of the horizon it will make it easier to see. 

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Skies clear overnight; temps drop into the mid-50s

Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 12:28 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 11:40 PM

More clearing is expected overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures will drop into the lower to middle 50s.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Skies clear overnight
  • Sunshine expected Monday
  • More storms possible Wednesday

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Monday: It will be dry with some more sunshine, though a bit cooler with highs near 70 degrees.

RELATED: WHIO Weather App

Tuesday: Increasing clouds return with highs in the lower to middle 70s. There is the slight chance for a few showers, maybe storms late night.

Wednesday: The chance for showers and storms returns with highs in the middle 60s.

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Thursday: A few lingering showers are expected, especially earlier in the day. Highs again will be in the mid-60s.

Friday: Partly cloudy skies are on tap. Highs will be in the lower 70s.

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