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Weather: What to watch for this weekend

Published: Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 7:19 AM
Updated: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:40 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini has the latest on this weekend's storm system.

A Wind Advisory is in place through 4 a.m. Sunday for the entire region, with gale force winds between 40 and 50 mph. 

A Wind Advisory has been issued for the Miami Valley from noon Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday. CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ERIC ELWELL

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Here's a breakdown of what you need to know to get through the weekend:

Heavy rain: Today and this evening heavy rain and storms will move through. Minor flooding and ponding on the roads can be expected. 

Wind: Wind will be gusting this afternoon and evening. Winds more than 40 mph outside of any storms can be problematic. Isolated power outages are possible. Holiday decorations and lawn furniture could be blown around or damaged. Driving also will be difficult because of the strong winds, so leave space between you and the cars around you. 

>> The latest Storm Center 7 Forecast

Cold air: This will move in quickly, with a 20-degree temperature drop expected by Sunday. Below freezing temperatures, light snow showers and flurries will be possible tonight and early Sunday. Accumulation should not be an issue, but there may be some isolated slick spots on bridges and overpasses.

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Five Day Forecast

WPAFB Wednesday Forecast: Cold today, warming trend underway

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 1:03 AM

A false alarm in a building led to a temporary gate closure Wednesday night in Area B, a base spokeswoman said.
Staff Writer
A false alarm in a building led to a temporary gate closure Wednesday night in Area B, a base spokeswoman said.(Staff Writer)

While temperatures will still be quite cold, a slow warming trend will get underway today, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Some sunshine will return to the area and after starting in the single digits, temperatures will rebound to near 20 degrees this afternoon.

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Skies will be mainly clear tonight through Thursday with temperatures climbing back into the upper 20s Thursday. The warming trend will continue into Friday and through the weekend with highs nearing 50 degrees by Sunday. There will be a slight chance for some patchy light rain or drizzle late Saturday into Sunday.

STAY INFORMED: School-Business Closings, Delays

Published: Thursday, December 08, 2016 @ 3:03 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 6:06 AM

Superintendents put a lot of focus on deciding to close school because of the weather.

Stay informed with the latest school delays and closings, business closings and snow emergencies.

You can access them 5 different ways: 

For information on how to enroll your school or business in the free School Watch Program, click here.

WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Wind chill readings reach below zero, possible passing flurries

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 12:40 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—A bitter cold start to the day is expected with a Wind Chill Advisory in effect all the way through early afternoon, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

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Temperatures will hold in the single digits to lower teens through the day with wind chill readings staying near or below zero. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance for a few passing flurries.

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It will remain cold with highs in the middle teens Wednesday, climbing to near 20 degrees Thursday. Temperatures are forecast to climb above normal this weekend, topping out near 50 degrees by Sunday, although light rain is expected by Sunday evening.

More snow expected this afternoon will add to snow totals

Published: Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 7:03 PM
Updated: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at how much snow we could see and how it will impact the roads today.

The next round of snow arrived today and is expected to drop another 2 inches across most of the region.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

Light snow through the overnight hours have roads coated in the Miami Valley causing some slick conditions. More snow pushes through this afternoon, meaning poor visibility and snow covered roads could be a problem for the evening commute as well. 

>> Winter Weather Advisory issued; 2 inches of snow likely Monday

Computer weather models indicate two bands of snow:

The first band of snow arrived overnight through the morning. There will be a break late morning into the afternoon, but slick spots on roadways is still a concern.

The second band of snow is expected to affect the evening commute.

Winter weather season in full swing and expected to impact evening commute

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“Winds pick up, gusting at 20 to 30 mph out of the south. This will impact those driving east and west today, especially high profile vehicles”, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. 

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 9 p.m. when snow should end. Roads could stay snowy with temperatures dropping into the single digits.