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WPAFB Monday Weather: Potential storms this afternoon

Published: Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 3:21 AM

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Some areas of patchy fog possible to start the day, then becoming partly cloudy for the afternoon.

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A cold front stalled in the area may lead to a few pop-up thunderstorms in the afternoon.

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The greatest impacts from these storms would be heavy rain, gusty winds and possibly hail.

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Temperatures will push into the lower 80s for highs.

Drying out into tonight and cooling off into the 60s. Fog likely to redevelop towards Tuesday morning.

Wind Advisory goes into effect at noon Saturday

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 3:57 PM
Updated: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

Wet and stormy weather expected to start the weekend.

Clouds will increase this evening. Temperatures will hold steady or slowly rise through the 40s into the evening.


  • Increasing clouds, rain developing late tonight
  • Rain, storms and strong winds Saturday
  • Rain to change to snow showers, flurries Saturday night into Sunday

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Overnight: It will become breezy with a chance for showers. A few thunderstorms also will be possible. Temperatures will hold steady or slowly rise into the 50s.

Saturday: A wind advisory goes into effect at noon. A few strong thunderstorms are possible midday to early afternoon. Gusty winds will increase through the late afternoon and into the evening and may gust between 40 and 50 mph. Highs will be in the upper 50s midday and then fall through the 40s and into the 30s by late evening. Rain may mix with or change to some snow showers before ending.

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

Sunday: Gusty winds will diminish but it will remain blustery and chilly. Some scattered flurries will linger through midday. Temperatures will only reach into the upper 30s for highs.

Monday: Expect partly cloudy skies and calmer conditions. Temperatures will rebound into the middle 40s.

Tuesday: Expect increasing clouds by late in the day and breezy conditions. Temperatures will reach into the upper 40s by midday and then begin to fall. Some sprinkles or flurries will be possible at night. 

Wednesday: It will be breezy and colder with partly cludy skies. Highs will only reach into the upper 30s. 

Thanksgiving: Partly cloudy skies and chilly temperatures are expected with highs in the upper 30s.

WIND ADVISORY: Timeline of this weekend’s storm

Published: Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 7:19 AM
Updated: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 6:10 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini has the latest updates to the timing of our weekend storm system.

A Wind Advisory has been issued for the Miami Valley, beginning at noon Saturday through 4 a.m. Sunday. 

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

“Gusts of 40 to 50 mph are likely,” Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

The strongest gusts are expected Saturday evening. 

The winds are part of a strong storm system headed east starting Friday night. 

>> 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:

Friday: Dry day that will be breezy and mild. Clouds will increase into the afternoon. 

Friday Night: Most of the evening is quiet for any football play-off games. Toward 10 p.m. some showers and even a few storms off to the northwest may begin to drift in. Windy conditions pick up overnight. 

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Saturday: Showers likely ongoing across the north early and even a few rumbles of thunder. A lull is possible before more showers and storms for the afternoon hours. An isolated strong storm will be possible. Winds may gust between 40 and 50 mph. Travel will be tricky, especially for high-profile vehicles. Heavy rain also may lead to ponding on roadways. 

Saturday Night: Behind the front temperatures will drop quickly. Winds from the northwest then may allow some moisture from Lake Michigan to trigger some flurries. 

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Sunday: Cold with temperatures in the 30s and still breezy.

Five Day Forecast

WPAFB Friday Weather: Sun and clouds today; strong winds through Saturday

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 1:05 AM

Expect a mix of sun and clouds as we wrap up the week.

After a chilly start, temperatures will rebound back into the lower 50s this afternoon. Clouds will increase late this evening with rain developing after midnight.

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A few thunderstorms will even be possible toward early Saturday morning. Temperatures will initially drop into the upper 40s Friday evening before rising overnight into the first half of the day Saturday.

Strong winds and locally heavy rain will be possible late Friday night into Saturday as a strong cold front passes.

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

Wind gusts of up to 40 mph or higher will be possible through Saturday. As temperatures drop late Saturday, a few snow flurries or even snow showers will be possible Saturday night. Some flurries may linger into Sunday with highs only in the 30s and blustery conditions.

Leonid Meteor Shower peaks heading into weekend

Published: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 @ 8:51 AM
Updated: Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 6:49 AM

Leonid meteor shower will be peaking the before dawn November 17th and 18th! Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about when and where to look.

The Leonid Meteor Shower will peak this weekend.

>> What you should know before viewing a meteor shower

 The Leonid meteor shower is named on its radiant point, the constellation Leo the Lion, which will become more active before dawn Nov. 17 and 18.

The shower will peak heading into the start of the weekend. After midnight Thursday, Leo will rise in the night sky, bringing  an expected 10-15 meteors per hour.

The best time to see meteors is a few hours before dawn Friday. Unfortunately, our next storm system will likely get in the way of viewing meteors Saturday. 

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The moon sets the next couple of days early in the evening so that means the sky will stay dark overnight making the meteors easier to spot. Find an open spot without city lights to view this shower.