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Heat builds for Father’s Day weekend

Published: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 3:43 AM
Updated: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 11:40 PM

Chance for storms return next week.

Expect mostly clear skies and overnight lows in the middle 60s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.


  • Warm, getting muggier tonight
  • Highest temps in nearly 5 years by Sunday
  • Air Pollution Advisory in effect through Monday

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

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Saturday: Lots of sunshine with hot and humid weather to start the weekend. Highs will top out near 90 degrees with a heat index near 95 degrees.

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Father’s Day: It will remain hot and humid under mostly sunny skies on Sunday. Highs will be in the lower 90s with a heat index approaching 100 degrees.

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Monday: It will remain hot and humid. Partly cloudy skies are expected with a chance for a pop-up shower or storm in the afternoon or evening. Highs will remain in the lower 90s.

Tuesday: Expect scattered showers and storms. Temperatures will hold in the upper 80s.

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Wednesday: A chance for showers and storms remains in the forecast with highs in the middle 80s.

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

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Mars visible in night sky: How and when to see it

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 6:47 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini shows you how to find Mars.

Mars is even brighter than Jupiter in the night sky right now.

This month through early August, Mars and Earth happen to be very close. Right now, the two planets are at the second closest point they’ve been in nearly 60,000 years.

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When Mars is fainter in the sky, it appears more reddish. When it’s closer and brighter, the color appears more orange.

>> LIVE Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

This week, Mars is rising at around 10 p.m. over the Miami Valley, and by the end of July it will be rising as the sun goes down, around 8:30 p.m. Mars will be very visible on clear nights fairly low in the southeastern sky. 

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Some rain to start the week

Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 5:01 AM
Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 9:58 PM

More rain to start the work-week in the Dayton area.

There is a change for a few isolated showers/storms this evening, according to Meteorologist Brett Collar. Rain is more likely to appear on Monday, and it will not be as hot this coming week.

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  • Few isolated showers/storms this evening
  • More rain likely Monday
  • Not as hot this week

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Tonight: More dry time is expected overnight. It’ll be a mild and muggy night with temperatures dropping into the lower 70s.

Monday: More showers and storms are likely, especially in the afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through. It’ll be warm again with highs in the middle 80s.

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Tuesday: Aside from maybe a pre-dawn shower, it looks like we should be dry. Decreasing clouds are expected with highs around the middle 80s.

Few storms this evening in the Dayton area.

Wednesday: We top out in the lower 80s under mostly sunny skies.

Thursday: A nice day is on tap for your day. Mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower to middle 80s.

Friday: The chance for showers and storms returns with highs around the middle 80s.

>>County-by-county weather

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Chance of rain increasing for beginning of work week

Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 5:29 AM
Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 9:55 PM

Mild this evening, chance for rain Sunday in the Dayton area.

Mostly sunny skies with a high around 92. With the humidity, we’ll see heat indices somewhere between 95 to 100 degrees, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


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  • Heat Index 95 to 100 degrees today and tomorrow
  • Rain chances begin tomorrow through Tuesday morning
  • Heat and humidity will drop off by Tuesday

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Tonight: More clouds are expected overnight tonight. It’ll be a mild and muggy night as temperatures drop into the lower 70s.

>>County-by-county weather

Sunday: A few clouds are expected to start your day, and there is the slight chance for some light rain early in the day. However the better chance to see a few pop up showers and storms will come later in the afternoon. It’ll be a hot day again with highs in the upper 80s.

Monday: The best chance for rain is today, as a cold front moves through. Showers and storms are expected, some of which could be strong to severe. Highs will be in the middle to upper 80s.

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Tuesday: A pre-dawn shower can’t be ruled out, aside from that it should be a dry day with decreasing clouds. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

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Wednesday: Sunshine and pleasant temperatures return. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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Thursday: Mostly sunny skies are on tap for your day. Highs will be in the lower to middle 80s.

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Heat and humidity increase to start the week 

Published: Sunday, July 08, 2018 @ 5:00 AM
Updated: Sunday, July 08, 2018 @ 10:04 PM

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist Brett Collar

It will be warming back up this week with a humidity increase Monday and Tuesday and a chance for rain Tuesday as well, said Meteorologist Jesse Maag.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar 


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  • Temperatures climbing into the work week
  • Humidity increases into Monday and Tuesday
  • Next chance for rain arrives on Tuesday

>>5-day forecast

Tonight: Mostly clear and calm with low temperatures around the mid-60’s.

Monday: Mostly sunny with both temperatures and humidity climbing. Highs in the upper 80’s.

Monday night: Mostly clear and mild with a low around 70.

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Tuesday: A few more clouds in the sky. A passing cold front will bring the chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Increasing humidity creates an uncomfortable feel to the air (before the front passes). High around 87.

>>County-by-county weather

Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies with the humidity slightly falling back down. High around 83.

Thursday: Skies remain mostly clear with temperatures slightly increasing from Wednesday. High around 85.

Friday: Partly cloudy skies with humid air returning. High temperatures in the upper 80’s.

Mild this evening, some rain expected Tuesday in the Dayton area.

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