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Victim killed in I-75 crash in Tipp City identified

Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 4:14 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 12:29 PM

SCENE: fatal crash reported on SB US 75 in Tipp City

UPDATE @ 12:30 p.m.: 

The Miami County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal crash on Interstate 75 in Tipp City as Ibrahimi Abdelmaguid, 49, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan. 

Additional details were not available. 

>> Weather likely a factor in Miamisburg crash

UPDATE @6:39 a.m.

One person died when two semi-tractor trailers collided on Interstate 75 in Tipp City during white-out conditions Thursday morning.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, one semi rear-ended another semi, lost control and struck the median wall in the crash on southbound I-75. The driver of the at-fault semi was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the sleeper section was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi that was struck was not hurt.

>> Multiple crashes, slide-offs reported due to slick roads conditions

Troopers said white-out conditions are to blame for the crash.


Interstate 75 is extremely slick with at least one fatal crash reported and multiple slide-offs.

A fatal crash was reported on southbound I-75 between the 69 and 70 mile markers in the Tipp City area shortly before 4 a.m., according to reports. 

Our crew in the area said the highway is extremely slick, and video shows the highway is a sheet of ice. Anyone on highways should use extreme caution.

We are working to learn more about the fatal crash.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Flash flooding threat today with afternoon storms; hot and humid pattern continues

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 5:19 AM

A hot, humid and stormy day is expected Tuesday. Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about our severe threats.


  • Few downpours north this morning
  • Hot and humid again
  • Storms Tuesday/Wednesday increase flooding threat

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


Today: Some passing showers are moving through this morning before sunrise in the far northern Miami Valley, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. We’ll see dry time for most of the area during the morning commute. It will be warm and muggy again tonight with highs in the upper 80s and the heat index in the mid-90s. It will be sunny with scattered clouds. Isolated storms will redevelop this afternoon. Passing showers and storms will move through in the afternoon and into the evening. There’s an increased threat for flash flooding during the evening commute. An isolated strong storm could produce strong wind gusts as well.

>> The UV index explained

>> How to prevent heat-related and life-threatening illnesses during extreme heat

Wednesday: There will be dry time early. Highs will reach the mid-80s and it will still be muggy. Some passing showers and storms are possible in the afternoon with localized heavy rain being the main threat. Showers and storms will move south into the night.

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Thursday: A boundary to our south should keep the rain chance in the far southern Miami Valley. We’ll see a brief break from the heat and humidity with highs around 80, which is normal. Most will stay dry.

Friday: There will be dry weather early. Clouds will increase and scattered showers and storms will return through the day and evening. Highs will be in the mid-80s. The flash flood threat continues.

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Saturday: Highs will be in the low-80s and it will be muggy. It will be mostly cloudy with a passing shower or storm. It will dry out into the evening.

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WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Storms with gusty winds, hail possible today

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 1:49 AM

A false alarm in a building led to a temporary gate closure Wednesday night in Area B, a base spokeswoman said.
Staff Writer
A false alarm in a building led to a temporary gate closure Wednesday night in Area B, a base spokeswoman said.(Staff Writer)

A stormy pattern will set up across the area over the next 48 hours as a slow moving cold front moves into the region, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

RELATED: Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Expect showers and storms to become more numerous during the afternoon and evening hours today and again on Wednesday. While the overall severe weather threat is marginal, one or two storms could produce gusty winds and some hail.

>> Humid air puts region at risk for potential flash-flooding

The main threat from the heavier storms will come from locally heavy rainfall which could lead to flash flooding. The added clouds and rain should hold temperatures in the 80s for highs through midweek.

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Dangerous heat to last into the new week

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 8:03 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 4:46 PM

5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

It will be quite hot and humid with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will reach near 93 degrees, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. The heat index will be between 95 to 100 degrees by late afternoon. While most will stay dry, an isolated pop-up strong storm cannot be ruled out.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


- Air Pollution Advisory until Monday

- Heat index near 100 again Monday afternoon

- Storms to bring locally heavy rain by Tuesday

 >>5-day forecast

This Evening: A hot and humid evening is in the forecast with a slight chance for a pop-up storm. Any storms will quickly dissipate after sunset. Temperatures will fall through the 80s after sunset.

Tonight: Skies will become mostly clear. It will remain warm and muggy with a low around 73 degrees.

Tomorrow: Another hot day is in the forecast with the humidity making temperatures feel more like 100 degrees. Actual temperatures will top out in the lower 90s under mostly sunny skies. There is a slight chance for a pop-up late day storm. Chances will increase late Monday night. 

Tuesday: Skies will be partly cloudy with an increasing chance for scattered showers and storms developing, especially during the afternoon. Some of the storms could produce locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Highs will top out in the upper 80s.

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Wednesday: Numerous showers and storms will be scattered across the Miami Valley. Some of the storms could produce locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Storms will taper down after sunset. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

Thursday: There is a chance for a few storms early in the day and then again toward late evening or at night. Otherwise partly cloudy skies are expected with a bit cooler, less humid air arriving. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

Friday: Scattered showers and storms will return by the afternoon with highs in the middle 80s.

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Heat & Air Pollution Advisory into the evening 

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:27 PM

A look at how hot we get and when storms return this week.

Temperatures will climb dangerously high today for anyone doing prolonged activities outside. A Heat Advisory is in effect for the entire area from noon until 8 p.m., and Butler, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties are under a Air Pollution Advisory.


  • Another warm and muggy night
  • Increasing threat for storms
  • Potential for flash flooding next few days 

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This evening:  A few passing showers or storms will be possible through early evening before ending. It will remain very warm and muggy with temperatures slowly dropping into the 80s. The heat index will stay in the 90s for most of the evening.

A stretch of warm days is needed but how warm and for how long?

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Tonight: Partly cloudy skies are expected. There is a chance for a passing shower or storm across the far northern Miami Valley late tonight. Temperatures will only drop into the middle 70s by morning with muggy conditions.

Tuesday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with an increasing threat for showers and storms as we head into the afternoon. A few storms could be strong with gusty winds and hail. Also, very heavy rain could lead to flash flooding with slow moving storms. Temperatures will reach into the upper 80s with humid conditions.

RELATED: Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Wednesday: Numerous showers and storms are expected on and off through the day. Again, locally heavy rainfall could lead to some flash flooding. Temperatures will drop a bit due to the clouds and rain with highs in the lower 80s.

Thursday: Much of the Miami Valley will get a break from the showers and storms, and a break from the heat and humidity. Skies will be partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s.

Friday: Partly sunny skies will wrap up the week with showers and storms returning to the region. Highs will reach into the middle 80s.

Saturday:  Expect a good chance for passing showers and storms with highs in the middle 80s.

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