Wet and cool weather to start the weekend

Published: Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 3:57 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 11:10 PM

A few passing showers possible late afternoon into the evening.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Clouds, few showers return tonight
  • Wet, breezy and cool to start the weekend
  • Warming trend begins with the clearing skies Sunday
5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts 

Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies are expected with a slight chance for a passing shower, especially late. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s. 

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Saturday: Expect cloudy skies with occasional showers through the day. Temperatures will be cool with highs only reaching into the middle 50s. Breezy conditions will make it feel cooler.

RELATED: WHIO Interactive Radar  

Sunday: Clouds will clear in the morning with a nice, warmer afternoon. Temperatures will be seasonably with highs in the middle 60s.

Monday: Sunny skies will start the workweek with highs rebounding into the lower 70s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny skies and warm conditions are expected with highs in the middle 70s.

Wednesday: A frontal boundary pushing across the Miami Valley will bring a chance for a passing shower or thunderstorm. Highs will be in the middle 70s.

Thursday:  Temperatures will be unseasonably warm under partly cloudy skies. Highs will reach up to near 80 degrees.

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Space Glossary

Published: Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 7:39 AM

FILE - In this early morning, Aug. 13, 2013 file photo, a meteor streaks past the faint band of the Milky Way galaxy above the Wyoming countryside north of Cheyenne, Wyo., during a Perseids meteor shower. On Thursday night, Aug. 11, 2016 into early Friday morning, the Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak with double the normal number of meteors. Scientists call this an outburst, and they say it could reach up to 200 meteors per hour. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Blaine McCartney)
FILE - In this early morning, Aug. 13, 2013 file photo, a meteor streaks past the faint band of the Milky Way galaxy above the Wyoming countryside north of Cheyenne, Wyo., during a Perseids meteor shower. On Thursday night, Aug. 11, 2016 into early Friday morning, the Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak with double the normal number of meteors. Scientists call this an outburst, and they say it could reach up to 200 meteors per hour. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Blaine McCartney)

 

Asteroid: A large space rock that stays in space. These rocky objects orbit the sun and are much smaller than planets.

 

Bolide: The light emitted by a large meteoroid or asteroid as it explodes in the atmosphere.

 

Comet: A solid body made of ice, rock, dust and frozen gases. As they fracture and disintegrate, some comets leave a trail of solid debris. 

 

Fireball: A very bright meteor. It is brighter than the planet Venus. There are several thousand meteors that are bright enough to be fireballs each day. Most occur over the ocean. 

 

Meteor: Sometimes called shooting stars. These are space objects that can as small as dust or as large as a rock. Once they enter the Earth’s atmosphere they are heated by friction burn up. 

 

Meteorite: A meteor is able to survive the hot entry into the Earth’s atmosphere and reach the ground. 

 

Meteoroid: A smaller asteroid or space rock that can orbit the sun and become meteors if they enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

 

Meteor Shower: An annual event, when the Earth passes through a region having a great concentration of debris, such as particles left by a comet. From Earth, it looks like meteors radiate from the same point in the night sky.

Solar Eclipse: When the Moon moves between Earth and the Sun and the 3 celestial bodies form a straight line: Earth–Moon–Sun. Solar eclipses only occur during a New Moon.

Total Solar Eclipse: When the Moon completely covers the Sun, as seen from Earth.

Partial Solar Eclipse: When the Moon only partially covers the disk of the Sun.

Annular Solar Eclipse: When the Moon appears smaller than the Sun as it passes centrally across the solar disk and a bright ring, or annulus, of sunlight remains visible during the eclipse.

Hybrid Solar Eclipse: A rare form of solar eclipse, which changes from an annular to a total solar eclipse, and vice versa, along its path.

 

Lunar Eclipse: When Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and blocks the Sun's rays from directly reaching the Moon. Lunar eclipses only happen at Full Moon.

Total Lunar Eclipse: When Earth's umbra – the central, dark part of its shadow – obscures all of the Moon's surface.

Partial Lunar Eclipse: When only part of the Moon's surface is obscured by Earth’s umbra.

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: When the Moon travels through the faint penumbral portion of Earth’s shadow.

Occasional showers and storms tonight through Friday

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 4:39 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 3:32 PM

A soggy Thursday with a few storms. Drying out towards the weekend.

Occasional showers and thunderstorms will be possible through tonight, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. 

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RELATED: WHIO Interactive Radar 

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST 

  • On and off showers tonight
  • Muggy with patchy fog possible late
  • Sunshine, comfortable for the weekend

RELATED: Sky Witness 7  

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

DETAILED FORECAST 

TONIGHT: Occasional showers and thunderstorms will be possible through the evening and into Friday morning. Otherwise expect mostly cloudy skies with temperatures holding in the 70s, but will drop to an overnight low in the upper 60s. Patchy fog will be likely tonight. 

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

FRIDAY: There will still be a chance for passing showers and a few thunderstorms. Showers should taper off by late afternoon. Clouds will linger through the day with highs in the upper 70s.

Rain falls on Smithville Road on Thursday afternoon

SATURDAY: Some patchy fog will be possible in the morning with skies becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. It will be comfortable with lower humidity. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

SUNDAY: Lots of sunshine is expected with highs near 80 degrees.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies will start the work week with highs in the lower 80s.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy skies expected along with a slow warming trend. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy skies with highs in the middle 80s.

WPAFB Thursday Weather: Showers, thunderstorms today

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 12:40 AM

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Clouds will thicken up through the morning as a cold front slowly pushes into the area through the day.

RELATED: WHIO Interactive Radar 

Expect showers and thunderstorms to develop with occasional heavy rain at times. There is also a marginal risk that one or two storms could be strong. Damaging wind would be the main threat outside of the flooding threat.

RELATED: Sky Witness 7

Temperatures will be head down to around 80 degrees with the clouds and showers.

Some occasional rain will stick around into Friday before tapering off Friday night.

Clearing skies are expected for the weekend with more comfortable temperatures.

Storms return to the Miami Valley Thursday

Published: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 4:09 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 3:25 PM

More sunshine is expected today, but rain is expected in the Dayton area Thursday

Mostly clear skies are expected through the evening, but clouds and humidity will build tonight ahead of a showers and storms tomorrow, according Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

RELATED: Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center 

RELATED: WHIO Interactive Radar 

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Quiet, turning muggier tonight
  • Showers and storms return Thursday
  • Locally heavy rain possible

RELATED: Sky Witness 7 

DETAILED FORECAST 

TONIGHT: Expect increasing clouds and humidity through the night. There is a chance for a shower or storm toward morning. Temperatures will hold in the upper 60s overnight.

THURSDAY: Lots of clouds will be around with occasional showers and storms. A few storm could produce locally heavy rainfall and strong winds. Temperatures will top out near 80 degrees.

 

FRIDAY: Clouds will lingering with a chance for a passing shower or storm. Highs will top out near 80 degrees.

SATURDAY: Sunshine is back along with lower humidity and comfortable temperatures just in time to start the weekend. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

SUNDAY: Sunny skies will wrap up the weekend with highs in the upper 70s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and a bit warmer with highs in the lower 80s.