Slight risk for severe weather today; Chance of damaging winds, hail, isolated tornado

MIAMI VALLEY — There is a risk of severe weather in the Miami Valley today, but the atmosphere has to meet some conditions for that to happen.

Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Austin Chaney continues to track this system and will have the latest starting later today at 5 p.m. on News Center 7.


Today, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has the entire Miami Valley under a slight risk for severe weather, a level two of five.

We will have the chance for severe storms if our atmosphere can recover from morning showers and storms, according to Ritz.

We need dry time with some sunshine to fuel our atmosphere once again.

At this time, the likelihood of this is very low, Ritz says.

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If our severe weather risk does materialize, all hazards are possible.

Damaging winds, hail, and even an isolated tornado or two are possible between 2 p.m.-8 p.m., according to Ritz.

If the morning showers and clouds linger, it will go a long way toward squashing any severe risk this afternoon.

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