WEEKEND FORECAST: Strong storms expected again Saturday

Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 4:51 AM
Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 11:30 PM

5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

Breaks in the clouds are expected overnight with some patchy fog possible north. Temperatures will drop into the 50s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.


  • Warm, muggy overnight; patchy fog possible
  • More storms expected Saturday, some strong late
  • Turning significantly cooler next week

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Saturday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with a passing shower or storm. Storms will increase in coverage and intensity by evening and will be likely Saturday night. A few storms could be strong or severe. Temperatures will reach to about 80 degrees, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

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Saturday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with a passing shower or storm. Storms will increase in coverage and intensity by evening and will be likely Saturday night. A few storms could be strong or severe. Temperatures will reach to about 80 degrees.

Sunday: Showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms will be likely in the morning, then tapering in the afternoon. It will become breezy and turn cooler. Early highs are expected in the middle 70s.

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Monday: Clearing skies and cooler temperatures are expected with highs in the upper 60s.

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Tuesday: Clouds will be on the increase with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms developing. Highs will be in the lower 70s.

Wednesday: Showers will linger with breezy and much cooler conditions. Highs will be in the middle 60s.

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Partly cloudy and muggy tonight; high temps for weekend

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 5:39 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 3:17 PM

Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs tells us when fall finally makes an appearance.

This evening will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of an isolated shower, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. It will stay warm and muggy with temperatures in the 80s.

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  • Isolated shower possible this evening
  • Patchy fog possible overnight
  • Summer-like heat for first weekend of fall

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Overnight: Skies will clear and temperatures will fall into the middle to upper 60s. Areas of patchy fog may develop by morning.

Thursday: Some patchy morning fog is possible, then it becomes partly cloudy with a slight chance of a stray shower early. A summer-like afternoon is expected with highs into the upper 80s; humidity will make it feel closer to 90 degrees. Skies will be mainly clear again Thursday night with lows in the upper 60s.

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Friday: Mostly sunny, hot and muggy for the first day of fall. Fall officially begins at 4:02 p.m. Highs in the upper 80s will feel like 90 degrees. Normal highs for the first day of fall should be 73 degrees.

10-day Temperature Trend(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs)

Saturday: Another hot and humid day with lots of sunshine is in store with highs in the upper 80s.

Sunday: It will be sunny and warm with highs in the middle 80s.

Monday: Warm weather continues with highs in the middle 80s under mostly sunny skies.

Tips for safe driving in foggy conditions

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 8:07 AM

Drivers in Xenia needed their low beams to deal with early morning fog.

Driving in fog can be dangerous but there are steps you can take to stay safe. 

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  1. Slow down. Give yourself extra time to get to your location especially if it is foggy for a commute
  2. Use your low-beams or fog lights NOT high beams. Highs beams reflect too much off the fog causing glare and making it harder to see the road and what is in front of you.
  3. Give yourself plenty of space. In case there is a sudden stop, make sure there is plenty of room between you and the cars around you. 
  4. If visibility drops to zero, turn on your hazard lights and pull off to a safe location

Florida's 10 safest cities in a hurricane

Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 6:35 PM

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There’s really no place that’s 100 percent safe in Florida when it comes to hurricanes.

Even Orlando got hit twice in 2004 by hurricanes Charley and Frances.

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And, although Florida enjoyed a more than 10-year hurricane drought after 2005’s Hurricane Wilma, Hurricane Hermine made landfall in the Florida Panhandle in 2016. 

Still, Homeinsurance.com has ranked Florida’s cities based on their evaluation of NOAA-identified storms from 1965 to October 2014, doling out scores based on the number of storm events, number of storm-related deaths, property damage and storm-related injuries.

The top 10 safest cities in Florida during a hurricane, according to the insurance study, are:

  1. Leesburg
  2. Orlando
  3. Sanford
  4. Kissimmee
  5. Palatka
  6. Lake City
  7. Naples
  8. Ocala
  9. Gainesville
  10. Fernandina Beach

The entire ranking is below.

This graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and tropical storm watch (yellow). The orange circle indicates the current position of the center of the tropical cyclone. The black line, when selected, and dots show the National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast track of the center at the times indicated.(National Hurricane Center)
Read more about the Home Insurance study here.

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico

Published: Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 9:16 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 7:00 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the latest.

Hurricane Maria has made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm Wednesday morning. 

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Maria is the second storm in the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season to become a Category 5 storm. As Maria moves through Puerto Rico, life threatening flash flooding, mudslides and storm surge are be possible.

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Tropical Storm Jose is still expected to impact the northeast coast of the United States through the week. 

Tropical Storm Warnings extent along the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 

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Jose's center should stay out to sea but dangerous rip currents and life threatening surf will be possible as the storm moves north. 

Maria became the fourth major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season on Monday. Maria is expected to bring major impacts to the Leeward Island, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. 

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Several islands were already severally damaged from Hurricane Irma. Rain totals could reach as high as 20 inches in some of those spots producing life threatening flash flooding and mudslides. Hurricane and tropical storm force winds extend out from the center of the storm. 

Storm surge 6-9 feet above tide could impact parts of the Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Maria is expected to curve back out to sea by the weekend, but there will be plenty to track. 

On Monday, there were three active named storms in the Atlantic for the second time this season. Tropical Depression Lee was also active.