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Published: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 8:35 AM
Updated: Sunday, October 08, 2017 @ 5:26 PM
— UPDATE @ 5:10 p.m. (Oct. 8)
Tropical Storm Nate continues to move north through as tropical storm and surge warnings for Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi were canceled Sunday morning.
Natenever reached the Category 2 level forecasters expected, according to the National Weather Service, and began weakening overnight.
Social media posts from those living in parts of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi showed flooding and storm surges, but nothing near the destruction originally expected.
While the storm lost strength quickly, the National Weather Service reports Nate earned the distinction of the fastest moving Hurricane the Gulf of Mexico has ever seen.
UPDATE @ 8:15 p.m. (Oct. 7)
Hurricane Nate made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 mph.
The National Hurricane Center said that Nate is expected to make a second landfall along the Mississippi coast later tonight. Evacuations have been ordered along the central Gulf Coast.
UPDATE @ 6:20 p.m. (Oct. 7)
Hurricane Nate is expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane at landfall tonight along the northern Gulf coast, the National Hurricane Center reported.
The storm’s top sustained winds were 90 mph as of earlier today.
Some oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico are being shut down as the hurricane churns toward the U.S. mainland, the Associated Press reported. About one-fifth of U.S. oil is produced in the Gulf.
UPDATE @ 11:50 p.m. (Oct. 6)
The National Hurricane Center reported late Friday that Nate is now a hurricane with maximum winds estimated at 75 mph.
UPDATE @ 1:10 p.m. (Oct. 6)
Tropical Storm Nate is pulling away from the Honduras coastline and moving closer to the Yucatan Peninsula, according to the Friday update from the National Hurricane Center.
Nate will bring heavy rain, damaging winds, storm surge and life threatening flash flooding to the Yucatan Peninsula region later today.
The storm will move north into the Gulf of Mexico early Saturday, then is expected to intensify to a hurricane before making landfall near New Orleans late Saturday or Sunday. Direct impacts will also be damaging winds, heavy rain, and significant storm surge.
The Miami Valley is expected see the remnants of this storm late Sunday night into Monday as it tracks to the south. The greatest threats locally will be heavy rain and gusty winds.
A tropical depression that developed off the coast of Costa Rica has strengthened to become Tropical Storm Nate, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
The National Hurricane Center is expecting Nate to directly impact Nicaragua and Honduras today. Rain could exceed 20 inches in Nicaragua with as much as a foot possible near Honduras and eventually the Yucatan Peninsula.
Tropical storm force winds extend 60 miles out from the center of the storm. Strengthening is possible as the storm moves north through the Gulf. Heavy rain, strong winds and dangerous storm surge will be possible up to the northern Gulf Coast, but specific placement and impacts are yet to be determined.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 11:30 PM
— Clouds will linger with still a chance for a passing shower or storm overnight. Patchy fog will be possible late in areas that have heavy rain. Temperatures will drop into the lower 70s by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.
Wednesday: Scattered showers and storms return, but will be more widespread across the southern counties. Outside of the storms, skies will be partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s.
Thursday: Partly sunny skies with a bit less humidity. A passing shower or storm is possible again in southern counties. Temperatures will climb into the lower 80s.
Friday: Scattered showers and storms spread back across the area with locally heavy rain possible. A few stronger storms are possible as well with highs again in the lower 80s.
Saturday: A chance for showers and storms are expected again. Otherwise, skies will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 1:49 AM
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — 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.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 8:03 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 4:46 PM
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.
- Air Pollution Advisory until Monday
- Heat index near 100 again Monday afternoon
- Storms to bring locally heavy rain by Tuesday
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.
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.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:27 PM
— 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.
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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.
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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.