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Allergy sufferers: Beware of pollen count today

Published: Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 5:35 AM

Are you sneezing? Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at our pollen trend.

Tree pollen will cause problems this weekend for allergy sufferers. 

Early in the week, the tree pollen count was low, but warm and dry weather has allowed the count to spike, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

>> Gusty winds today, showers and storms through weekend

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Pollen forecast:

  • Friday: Tree pollen will stay elevated because of warm and breezy conditions
  • Saturday & Sunday: Rain will likely drop the count by the end of the weekend. 

Mold spores may climb this weekend due to wet weather expected.

WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

How can you get relief from the pollen in the air? 

  • Close windows at night 
  • Limit your time outdoors between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. 
  • Shower before going to bed so don't sleep in pollen

>> Enhanced fire threat: Wind gusts could make for dangerous outdoor burns today

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More rain expected today

Published: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 5:19 AM
Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

Rain chances remain high today, but will gradually decrease throughout the work week.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • More scattered showers today
  • Patchy fog possible into the morning hours tomorrow
  • Drying out by the end of the work week

Today: Mainly scattered showers with an isolated downpour possible in the afternoon and early evening. Temperatures only climbing to about 77 degrees with mostly cloudy skies, according to News Center 7 Meteorologist Jesse Maag.

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Tonight: A few lingering showers early, then mostly cloudy tonight. Patchy fog is possible to develop overnight. Low will be near 63 degrees.

Monday: There’s a chance for a few more showers under mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Tuesday: We will see another chance for showers with partly cloudy skies overhead. Humid with temperatures in the mid to lower 80s.

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Wednesday: There’s a slight chance for rain with temperatures climbing back into the middle 80s. 

Thursday: Partly cloudy skies with highs in the middle 80s are expected.

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More rain expected to end the weekend

Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 4:54 AM
Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 9:07 PM

Rain sticks with us to start the week in the Dayton area.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • Rain chances stay with us for the next few days
  • More dry time later this coming week
  • Warmer temperatures build back in

>>Mars visible in the night sky

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Today: Showers and storms are expected to pop up in the afternoon and into the evening hours. Temperatures will hold in the upper 70s.

Tonight: A few lingering spotty showers will continue to be possible overnight, but overall more dry time is expected. Temperatures will drop into the middle 60s overnight.

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Sunday: More spotty showers are expected, with the best chances coming in the afternoon hours. It’ll again be a cooler day with highs in the middle to upper 70s.

Monday: More rain is on tap to start the work-week. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Tuesday: The chance for rain continues, but more dry time is expected overall. Temperatures will get back into the lower to middle 80s.

>>County-by-county weather

Wednesday: More dry time is expected, but a stray shower can’t be ruled out, especially further east. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

The chance for rain sticks around this weekend and even lasts into the middle of the work week.
Thursday: Partly cloudy skies with highs in the middle 80s are expected.

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Showers, storms taper off tonight

Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 4:22 AM
Updated: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 10:00 PM

Rough weather predicted for the remainder of Friday

>> Strong storms spawn several tornadoes in Iowa

DETAILED FORECAST

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Tonight: Showers and storms, some heavy, will gradually taper down after midnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will fall into the middle 60s overnight.

Rough weather predicted for the remainder of Friday

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Saturday: Expect showers and storms to increase in coverage through the afternoon hours. Temperatures will hold in the upper 70s.

Saturday: Expect showers and storms to increase in coverage through the afternoon hours. Temperatures will hold in the upper 70s.

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Sunday: Much of the area will be dry in the morning but more showers and storms will develop during the afternoon hours. Highs will hold in the upper 70s.

Monday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds in the morning with a chance for some showers and storms in the afternoon and early evening. Highs will reach into the lower 80s.

>> Mars visible in the night sky 

Tuesday: Partly sunny skies are in the forecast with a slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm, mainly in the afternoon. Temperatures will rebound back into the middle 80s.

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Wednesday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with a slight chance for a pop up storm. It will be warm with highs in the middle 80s.

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Severe weather possible here for the weekend

Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 3:33 AM
Updated: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 2:12 AM

Storms which are pounding the Central Plains Thursday night will push into the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys on Friday. Our StormCenter 7 team says there will be a threat for severe storms over the Miami Valley late Friday afternoon and into the evening hours.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center placed much of the Miami Valley under an Enhanced Risk for Severe Storms for Friday.

The severe weather that spawned numerous tornadoes across the Central Plains will shift east and south overnight and into the day Friday, with the threat for severe weather developing here during the afternoon hours,  Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

“While a line of storms will be possible in the morning, the main activity is expected to occur near or shortly before sunset,” Elwell said.

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>>Strong storms spawn several tornadoes in Iowa

The storm system responsible for the severe weather in Iowa, Missouri and Kansas will slowly shift into the Ohio Valley and then stall across the area through the weekend. 

"The threat for severe storms will decrease some over the weekend," Elwell said, “but we will likely pick up some much needed rainfall over the next 72 hours.”

Despite the recent dry conditions, there could be some flash flooding if the rain falls too hard, too fast, Elwell said.

The weather pattern change also is forecast to hold temperatures into the upper 70s this weekend.

>> LIVE Doppler 7 Interactive HD Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Humidity and storms arrive Friday
  • Isolated strong to severe storms possible (hail and wind)
  • Rounds of showers, storms this weekend 

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DETAILED FORECAST

Friday: It will be warm, breezy and muggy with several rounds of showers and thunderstorms. The first round will move through in the morning and may bring gusty winds and heavy rain during the commute, mainly between 7 and 9 a.m. A lull in activity is expected through midday, when temperatures will climb into the lower 80s with increased humidity. Isolated showers and storms begin to develop during the afternoon with a more significant line coming through during the evening Damaging wind gusts will be possible with the strongest storms late in the day.

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Saturday: Expect on and off showers and storms through the day. While there will be some dry time, rain may be heavy at times. Highs will hold in the upper 70s.

Sunday: Skies will remain mostly cloudy with a continued threat for passing showers and storms. Highs will hold in the upper 70s.

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Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy skies will start the day with scattered showers and storms redeveloping during the afternoon. Highs will be a bit higher, climbing into the middle 80s.

Tuesday: Skies will be partly cloudy with temperatures rising into the middle 80s. There will be a slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm.

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