Jupiter, Mars and Venus visible this morning

Published: Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 6:03 AM
Updated: Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 2:16 AM

A great line up of planets Thursday.

Mars, Venus and Jupiter will be close together in the early morning sky this morning.

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Mars will be the highest in the eastern sky with Venus above Jupiter, and both planets close to the eastern horizon. The waning crescent moon will be your guide. 

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about where and when to look for these visible planets.

The moon will be above Mars with Jupiter and Venus right along the horizon on Tuesday.

Thursday, the moon will be between Mars (above) and Venus/Jupiter. 

Head outside about an hour before sunrise which is around 7:15 a.m. and look to the east.

Don't forget to share your photos with us using the hashtag #SkyWitness7.

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Hot with the slight chance for rain for the rest of the holiday weekend

Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 10:35 AM

It's going to be hot today and Monday, with the slight chance for rain each day.

Lots of sunshine is expected today with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. With the daytime heat, there may be an isolated shower or storm, but it looks like most will stay dry. Don’t cancel your outdoor plans, but have a backup plan indoors, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. 

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST: 

  • Hot and humid today through Tuesday
  • Slight chance for an isolated shower or storm today and Monday
  • Better chance for rain Wednesday and Thursday

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Tonight: A mild night is expected again with temperatures dropping into the middle to upper 60s.

>>How to spot Jupiter through the weekend

Monday (Memorial Day): Should be a dry day, but once again an isolated shower or storm can’t be ruled out. It will be a hot day with highs near 90 degrees.

>>UV Index: How to protect your skin 

Tuesday: Another hot day is expected with highs near 90 under mostly sunny skies.

Wednesday: Remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto could bring a chance for rain, maybe storms with highs in the middle 80s. 

Thursday: Remnants of Alberto will give us more rain, highs in the middle 80s.

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Overnight fog likely ahead of dry start to Sunday

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 6:55 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 10:50 PM

Hot temperatures are expected through Memorial Day in the Dayton area.

A few spotty showers will continue the next hour or so, but more dry time is expected overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures will drop into the middle to upper 60s. There is a good chance to see some fog overnight.

>> PHOTOS: Ominous storm clouds, rainbows over Miami Valley

    QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:  

    • Showers taper off overnight; fog likely
    • Isolated shower or storms Sunday/Monday
    • Mainly dry and hot for Memorial Day 

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    >> How to spot Jupiter through the weekend

    Sunday: A dry start is expected to the day, which will be hot with highs in the upper 80s. With the daytime heat, there may be an isolated shower or storm, but it looks like most will stay dry. Don’t cancel your outdoor plans, but have a backup plan indoors.

    >> UV Index: How to protect your skin

    Memorial Day: Lots of sunshine, hot and humid again for Monday. Highs will top out near 90 degrees with a heat index from 90 to 95 degrees. Once again, an isolated shower or storm can’t be ruled out.

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    Tuesday: Another hot day is expected with highs near 90 degrees under mostly sunny skies.

    >> All eyes on the Tropics and Alberto: remnants could reach Miami Valley

    Wednesday: The chance for rain, maybe storms, returns with highs in the middle 80s. Rain comes from the remnants of Alberto, the first named tropical storm of the Atlantic season.

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    Thursday: The remnants of Alberto will give us more rain. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

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    Clear skies overnight; threat for Memorial Day weekend storms

    Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 3:30 AM
    Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 5:10 PM

    Humidity and chances for storms return for memorial weekend.

    Skies will be clear with comfortable conditions as temperatures drop into the middle 50s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

    QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

    • Quiet and comfortable overnight
    • Air Quality Advisory Thursday for Butler, Warren counties
    • Memorial Day weekend: Heat, humidity, threat for pop-up storms

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    DETAILED FORECAST

    >> Air Pollution Advisory Thursday for Butler, Warren counties

    Thursday: Lots of sunshine is expected with temperatures rebounding back into the lower 80s. Humidity levels will remain low. An Air Quality Advisory is issued for Thursday for Butler and Warren counties in anticipation of high ozone levels.

    An Air Quality Advisory is in place for Thursday in Butler and Warren counties

    >> Tropical System may form over Memorial Day Weekend

    Friday: Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast but temperatures will heat up into the middle 80s.

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    Saturday: The heat and humidity will begin to build with partly cloudy skies. There is a chance for some afternoon and evening pop-up thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s.

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    >> #SkyWitness7 How to spot the planet Jupiter through the weekend

    Sunday: It will be quite warm and humid with partly cloudy skies and a chance for pop-up thunderstorms.

    >> 5-Day Forecast

    Memorial Day:  Expect it to be partly cloudy and humid Monday with a continued chance of mainly afternoon/evening pop-up storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s.

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    When to spot International Space Station flyover in Dayton this week

    Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 6:28 AM
    Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 4:40 AM

    Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini tells you where to look to see the ISS.

    There will be several chances to see the International Space Station fly over Dayton this week, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

    >> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

    Thursday the ISS will appear in the west/southwest sky at 9:25 p.m. It will pass by in six minutes reaching up 53 degrees above the horizon before disappearing in the northeast sky.

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    The space station was also visible Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

    >> Mark your calendar for these 2018 meteor showers

    The International Space Station will look like a bright star or plane moving across the sky except it won't flash or blink. 

    The clouds should break even more by Wednesday morning so get out and take a photo.

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