Dayton Air Show forecast: Warmer Sunday with slight chance for rain

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 5:47 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 5:15 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the chance for showers and how warm it will get.

This year for the Vectren Dayton Air Show, the weather will try to cooperate, but it’s a good idea to be weather-aware, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.

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The rain trickled at the beginning, but skies were clear as performers took to the sky.

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For Sunday, it will be a touch warmer with most spots reaching the lower 80s.

Partly cloudy skies are expected, and while most stay dry, a stray shower or storm cannot be ruled out, Storm Center 7 

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Organizers say visibility and cloud levels determine the type of show pilots will perform. If there are low clouds, they may run a flat/low show, which will keep the planes closer to the ground so spectators can see them. If clouds are broken or clear, the planes can fly higher.

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Don’t forget to put on sunscreen, even with scattered clouds. Also stay hydrated, Zontini said. Thankfully the weekend will feel a little more comfortable than how it was at the beginning of the week.

Air show leaders said there’s little shade at the airport to protect you from the sun. 

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There will be fountains for free water. If anyone does start to feel ill, they should go to one of the EMS tents or to one of the paramedics that will on bicycles.

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