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What’s the weather forecast for Monday’s solar eclipse?

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 8:02 AM

Looking towards a hot and humid day for the solar eclipse across the Miami Valley

The Great American Solar Eclipse will take place August 21st, with the Miami Valley enjoying a partial eclipse with about 89% of the sun eclipsed.

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The viewing will begin around 1 p.m. with the max eclipse around 2:28 p.m. This means plenty of people will be outside during the peak heating hours of the day.

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Make sure you DO NOT look directly at the sun even for a few seconds unless you have ISO compliant solar eclipse glasses.

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The day will warm up quickly with most of the eclipse time-frame in the mid to upper 80s. Dew points will be in the 60s so it will feel muggy as well. 

Heat index values can reach the low 90s that day so please make sure you have plenty of water to stay hydrated and take breaks outside if you feel like you are overheating. 

There will be a good deal of sunshine especially early but as the day goes on some high clouds and a few fair weather clouds look to develop. We are lucky that the forecast will stay dry to enjoy the show! 

Heavy rains bring flooding, high water

Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 7:17 PM
Updated: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 9:25 PM

VIDEO shows flooding in Park Layne

Strong storms brought heavy rains that continue to threaten the northern parts of the Miami Valley.

Nearly 3 inches of rain fell by this evening in Greenville, Troy and Urbana, and rain exceeded 3 inches across Logan County.

Rain Totals(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

>> Weather watches, advisories in effect

There were numerous reports of high water, including on roadways in Dayton.

A flood warning is until 12:45 a.m. for Darke County.

In Sidney, there is a flood warning until 10:30 p.m. Sunday for the Great Miami River, which is expected to rise to 10.5 feet, higher than the 10-feet flood stage. It will fall below flood stage by Sunday night.

Contributed by Sheila Gibbons in Sidney.

Flood warnings for some, wind advisory for all in region

Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 5:03 AM
Updated: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 8:15 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at what to expect for the rest of the weekend.

A flood warning is in effect through midnight for Champaign and Logan counties, and until 12:45 a.m. for Darke County. To stay safe: turn around when encountering flooded roads

A wind advisory is in effect through 4 a.m. Sunday for the entire region.

In Sidney, there is a flood warning for the Great Miami River, which is expected to rise to 10.5 feet, higher than the 10-feet flood stage. It will fall below flood stage by Sunday morning.

>> Timeline of this weekend’s storm

>> Could a coming storm system turn into a ‘weather bomb’?

Flash Flood Watch(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Rain and storms late afternoon through early evening
  • Cold air brings snow showers/flurries tonight, early Sunday
  • Winds gusting between 40 and 50 mph

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

>> What to expect from the storm system moving through this weekend

DETAILED FORECAST

Sunday: Temperatures will be in the middle 30s for most, but some may be a little colder. Light snow showers are possible with the flow off Lake Michigan. Road temperatures should help with any issues. A light coating on elevated surfaces can’t be ruled out. The day will be cloudy and still breezy with gusts around 25 mph. Highs will be in the upper 30s. Clouds decrease into the evening.

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Josh Poland

Monday: Expect a cold start in the middle 20s, followed by sunshine and scattered clouds. It won’t be breezy, and highs will be in the upper 40s.

Tuesday: Sunshine early, with clouds increasing in the evening. Highs will be around 50 degrees.

Wednesday: Morning tempmeratures will be in the 20s. The day will be dry and nice with sunshine. It will be cooler with highs in the upper 30s.

Thanksgiving: It’s looking to be a great day! Sun and clouds.

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

>> Could a coming storm system turn into a ‘weather bomb’?

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

Storms lead to hundreds of power outages across area

Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:31 PM
Updated: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 PM

Strong storms and gale force winds this afternoon are starting to knock out power in parts of the region.

Darke County has close to 600 customers without power, and more than 200 are without power in Greene County and nearly 100 in Warren County. Dozens of other outages also are reported in the Miami Valley, according to a Dayton Power & Light online outage map.

>> Severe thunderstorm watch, wind, flood advisories in effect

Duke Energy also has dozens of isolated outages reported in Butler and Warren counties.

Ohio Edison is only reporting a handful of power losses in Clark County.