WEEKEND FORECAST: Strong storms expected again Saturday

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

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.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

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

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DETAILED FORECAST

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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DETAILED FORECAST

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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Showers, storms return today, warmer for weekend

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 5:15 AM

Today there is a low threat for severe weather, but if conditions come together we could see one or two storms strengthening quickly, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Showers and storms develop this afternoon
  • Isolated strong storm possible
  • Damaging winds or weak spin-up tornado possible

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DETAILED FORECAST 

TODAY: While there is a good possibility that severe weather may not occur there is a greater concern if any strong storms do form, they could produce isolated damaging winds and the possibility of a weak spin-up tornado. If a severe thunderstorm warning is issued in your area, it should be taken seriously.

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Mostly cloudy skies and mild this afternoon before scattered showers and storms develop. Temperatures climb into the upper 60s and feel a bit more humid. As an area of low pressure approaches from the south, showers and storms will begin to blossom.

Any sun that breaks out before the storms will increase the threat for severe weather. The coverage will be widely scattered, and each storm will have to be monitored to see how they form. Generally counties south of Interstate 70 are in the best position to see stronger storms, but everyone will have the potential to see isolated storms with heavy rain and gusty winds.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a few passing showers still possible. Lows in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY: Clouds linger with a few passing showers possible at any point during the day. Cooler with highs in the middle 60s. Drying out into the evening.

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FRIDAY: Quiet and dry for the first half of the day. Temperatures climb to the middle 70s. Some sunshine with clouds increasing. A few showers and maybe a little thunder pass through at night in the southern Miami Valley area. 

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SATURDAY: Some dry time early. A boundary sets up that will trigger showers and storms during the afternoon. Activity will be scattered, but we could see an isolated strong storm. Highs climb to 80 with dew points in the 60s, so it will feel warm and muggy. More showers overnight.

SUNDAY: Some showers and storms around for the first half of the day. Towards late afternoon and evening some will get back to some dry time. Highs around 80 and still a little muggy.    

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Rain, storms return for midweek

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

Skies will be partly cloudy with temperatures dropping to near 70 degrees.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST 

  • Clouds increase tonight
  • Showers and storms arrive Wednesday
  • Stormy start to holiday weekend expected

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DETAILED FORECAST 

TONIGHT: Clouds will increase with temperatures falling into the upper 50s.

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WEDNESDAY: Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing, especially during the afternoon and evening. One or two storms could be strong, mainly southeast. Temperatures will top out in the upper 60s.

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THURSDAY: Skies will remain mostly cloudy with scattered showers, mainly during the afternoon. Highs will be cooler, in the middle 60s.

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FRIDAY: Partly sunny skies return with highs rebounding into the middle 70s. 

SATURDAY: Showers and thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon. One or two storms could be strong. Highs will reach back to near 80 degrees.

SUNDAY: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with a chance for passing showers and storms. Highs will climb into the upper 70s. 

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

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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.

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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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