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Published: Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 4:07 AM
Updated: Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 10:38 PM
— A High Wind Watch is in effect for all of the Miami Valley except for Butler, Warren, and Clinton counties from Sunday at 1 a.m. until 10 p.m.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Hazardous storms, strong winds this weekend
Strong winds will impact the Miami Valley at this time. Sustained winds around 30-40 mph will be possible Sunday with wind gusts up to 60 mph. Wind damage will be possible, including power outages. Secure outdoor objects and drive carefully during the day.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT: Mostly cloudy, quiet and chilly tonight. A few sprinkles or showers may develop from the southwest around daybreak. Overnight lows fall to the upper 30s.
SATURDAY: A strong storm system will bring spring-like weather to the Miami Valley. Scattered showers possible early and a possible lull for part of the early afternoon. Highs push into the upper 50s! As a strong cold front approaches, downpours and some embedded thunderstorms will be possible late afternoon into the evening around dinner time. Localized heavy rain, damaging winds and hail all possible. Rain will end quickly overnight. Winds will increase into the night with gusts up to 45 mph possible overnight.
SUNDAY: Strong winds will be the main impact during the day. Some flurries or light sprinkles are possible but the majority of the rain will have moved out by the morning. Wind gusts over 45 mph, and up to 60 mph are possible.
With the high gusts, on top of saturated soil, could lead to more tree damage or isolated power outages. Cold air arriving from the west will allow temperatures to drop from the mid 40s to the upper 30s by the end of the afternoon. Expect winds to relax at night.
MONDAY: A much calmer start to the work-week with cooler temperatures starting in the 20s. We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds for the day as highs reach in the upper 30s.
TUESDAY: Another dry day with temperatures starting to climb, reaching into the mid 40s. We’ll also see some sunshine.