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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is no longer in effect for the entire Miami Valley region.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

 

Strong thunderstorms move through region Friday night

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 7:32 PM
Updated: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 11:50 PM

UPDATE @ 11:50 p.m.

Strong thunderstorms are still possible until 3 a.m., but the threat for severe weather has diminished, the National Weather Service said tonight.

UPDATE @ 11:15 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled by the National Weather Service. It was to be in effect through 2 a.m. for Butler, Darke, Preble and Wayne and Randolph, Indiana, counties.

A strong thunderstorm will affect parts of Warren, Clinton, Clark, and Greene counties until midnight, with a strong thunderstorm affecting southeastern Montgomery county until 11:45.

UPDATE @ 8:10 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect through 2 a.m. for Butler, Darke and Preble counties in Ohio and Wayne and Randolph counties in Indiana, issued by the National Weather Service.

FIRST REPORT

Heavy clouds, showers and storms will approach from the northwest this evening.

RELATED: WHIO Interactive Radar

The National Weather Service reports that thunderstorms will move across the area between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. Tonight’s storms have the potential to produce damaging straight line winds.

RELATED: 5th tornado confirmed in Wednesday storms

In addition to these winds, Elwell said we cannot rule out minor flooding, large hail and isolated tornadoes.

RELATED: WHIO Weather App

This is the second time this week tornadoes could touch down.

Areas along Interstate 70 could be most affected, Elwell said.

Residents should prepare for minor flooding and to keep cellphones charged for communication late this evening. Also, prepare backup generators, if applicable, in case of power outages.

Storms should end early overnight

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 4:43 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 11:55 PM

Storms should end after 2 a.m. with temperatures falling into the middle 60s. Temperatures will hold in the 70s by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Temperatures to reach 80 degrees Saturday
  • More storms Saturday night into Sunday
  • Drying out for Memorial Day

RELATED: WHIO Interactive Radar

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DETAILED FORECAST  

Saturday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds through the day with a chance for a passing shower or storm early. The chance for storms will increase late Saturday night with a few strong storms possible. Temperatures will climb to near 80 degrees.

RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts 

Sunday: Mostly cloudy skies are expected with showers and thunderstorms likely, especially the first half of the day. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Monday: Partly cloudy skies will end the holiday weekend with only a slight chance for a passing shower, mainly north of Interstate 70. Highs will be in the middle to upper 70s. 

RELATED: Sky Witness 7 

Tuesday: A mix of sun and clouds is expected with highs in the middle 70s.

Wednesday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance for a passing shower or storm. Highs will be in the middle 70s.

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After possible stormy weekend, grab sunscreen for Memorial Day

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 2:14 PM

After what looks like a bumpy weekend with showers and storms possible Saturday night and Sunday, Memorial Day is shaping up to be a bit better. 

Temperatures will start in the morning around 60 degrees. Some sunshine will help to quickly bring temperatures to the low 70s by noon and the afternoon will end around 77.

Early morning events like Centerville's Memorial Day ceremony to honor our fallen men and women of the armed forces will stay dry. 

With sunshine, it will be a good idea to grab the sunscreen if you will be spending time outside. 

Any pools that are open for the weekend will have a good swim day Monday. 

The chance for a spotty shower will be possible north of I-70 late in the day but it won't be impactful enough to ruin any plans. 

Keep your WHIO Weather App handy to check the interactive radar for the afternoon.

WATCH: Two major storm anniversaries today in the Miami Valley

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 2:10 PM

In the wake of significant storms that produced four tornadoes in the Miami Valley on Wednesday, the area has anniversaries of two major storm events today.

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In 2015, a tornado was confirmed in Beavercreek that affected an area including The Greene.

That came four years after, in 2011, a significant hail storm caused damages throughout the region, especially remembered for the number of vehicles that needed repairs.

Video from 2011 hail storm:

Another video from 2011 hail storm: