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Wintry mix expected this weekend: What you need to know

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Updated: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 11:45 PM

An updated look at our next batch of winter weather.

This weekend a wintry mix is expected to impact the Miami Valley. A boundary across the area this weekend will have energy that brings the chance for rain, freezing rain and even light snow, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

>> Rain, wintry mix this weekend could cause hazardous driving conditions 

Saturday: We could see a light mix in the early morning. Some dry time during the afternoon is expected with temperatures in the upper 30s. At night, more showers arrive that could be a light mix between rain and freezing rain.

Saturday night: More moisture will push into the Miami Valley. This will trigger some spotty showers overnight. Since temperatures will drop to around 27, the chance for some light freezing rain will arrive. Accumulation is expected to be very light, with a glaze possible on elevated surfaces or the snow pack. 

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Sunday: The morning might be a little messy with showers falling in the form of a wintry mix. Drivers should use caution that there might be some icy spots on the roads. The showers move east and might end as light snow which, isn't expected to accumulate more than a dusting.

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1 YEAR LATER: Rebuilding continues after 5 tornadoes hit Miami Valley

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 9:14 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:22 AM

Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell warns of the dangerous tornado over the Park Layne community, May 24, 2017
Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell warns of the dangerous tornado over the Park Layne community, May 24, 2017

One year after five tornadoes hit in three counties across the Miami Valley, businesses are recovering and the Sunoco station in Park Layne is remembering the tornado outbreak by selling gas at the same price it was being sold for when a tornado hit the gas station.

MORE: Six tornadoes ripped through Ohio last year on this date

PHOTOS: 1 YEAR LATER: The Miami Valley rebuilds after tornadoes touch down

WATCH: Park Layne tornado caught on traffic camera

RELATED: Businesses damaged in Park Layne

The Sunoco is selling gas for $2.39 a gallon Thursday.

Five tornadoes hit the Miami Valley one year ago, including two in Clark County, one in Greene County, one in Miami County and one in Warren County.  A sixth tornado hit just outside the Miami Valley in Fayette County.

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Temperatures soar, high UV index through Memorial Day weekend

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 3:58 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 12:36 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at how warm we get today and how muggy it gets this weekend.

>> Air Pollution Advisory today for Butler, Warren counties

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • UV index very high today
  • Dry rest of work week
  • Hot, humid with storms this weekend 

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: Mostly sunny and comfortably warm today with highs expected to reach the middle 80s, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. 

“The UV index is very high again today. Wearing protective clothing and sunblock is advised,” Vrydaghs said. 

We’ll stay clear and quiet tonight with lows falling into the lower 60s. 

FRIDAY: Another dry day with highs in the middle 80s, so it’ll start to feel a little muggy. UV Index will be very high again. Sunny skies for the afternoon with a a few clouds at night. 

>> WHIO Live Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar 

SATURDAY: Sunshine and scattered clouds with lots of dry time during the day, but winds out of the south will help to increase moisture. Dew points climb and it will feel hot and humid as highs reach in the upper 80s. High humidity will make it feel like 90 (heat index). A few afternoon/early evening storms may develop.

RELATED: What is the UV index and how do you protect your skin? 

SUNDAY: Sun and clouds again with highs in the upper 80s, but even muggier for the day. The heat index values rise to the low 90s, but the UV Index will likely still be high. An afternoon pop up storm is possible again. 

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MONDAY: Dry time expected, especially early in the day. Another hot and humid day with highs in the upper 80s. Heat index values will be in the low 90s. A pop up storm is possible during the day with most spots looking to stay dry. 

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Salem Avenue shut down after reported pedestrian crash

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:56 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 1:23 PM

Montgomery County Sheriff office is investigating a pedestrian strike

UPDATE @ 1:20 p.m.:

Deputies have now shut down both directions of Salem Avenue just south of Free Pike in Harrison Twp. after a reported pedestrian strike around 11:20 a.m. 

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Investigators were only blocking one lane of Salem Avenue until around 1:15 p.m. when the entire roadway was shut down. 

Reports indicate one person was transported to a hospital following the crash, but their condition wasn’t available. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more.

FIRST REPORT

A lane of Salem Avenue is blocked and a business parking lot surrounded by police tape after a reported crash involving a pedestrian Thursday morning, according to initial reports.

The incident was reported around 11:20 a.m. in the 3800 block of Salem Avenue.

» LOCAL: U.S. Marshals surround Warren County house; man taken into custody

It’s unclear if anyone was transported to the hospital or what the circumstances surrounding the reported crash were, however we’re working to gather those details.

The parking lot of Dayton Auto Repair was blocked while sheriff’s deputies investigated.

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Miamisburg police conducting investigation at Moraine waste treatment facility

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 8:05 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:39 AM

Police are at the Solid Waste District in Moraine

We're working to learn more about a police investigation at the Montgomery County Solid Waste District in Moraine involving Miamisburg police.

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Officials said the FBI was requested for the investigation, but has since been told to not respond. Miamisburg police cruisers remain on the scene. 

The investigation involves evidence recovered from a Rumpke trash truck, according to a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Environmental Services. 

Additional details were not available from law enforcement officials.

We have a crew on the scene and we'll update this page as we learn more.

Miamisburg police at the Montgomery county solid waste district building

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