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Warm temperatures lead to record-breaking week

Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 3:14 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at how the numbers have broken down for this warm week in February.

The Miami Valley saw record-breaking warmth this week.  

On Monday, temperatures climbed to 70 degrees, tying the record for the warmest day set back in 1939. The week continued to get warmer, and Tuesday morning temperatures never dropped below 61 degrees. This set a record for the warmest low temperature in Dayton for Feb. 20. The old record was 49 degrees set back in 1930.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Things continued to heat up in the afternoon. Tuesday, the high temperature soared to 75 degrees smashing the old record for the warmest high temperature of 69 degrees which was set in 2016. The warmest February day ever on record is 76 degrees from February 24, 2017, making Tuesday the second warmest February day on record in Dayton.

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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



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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

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

- 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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Isolated Strong Storms Today

Published: Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 5:01 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 4:56 PM

 More heat and humidity this weekend with the hottest temperatures in nearly five years by Sunday. More showers and storms likely for next week, said meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar 

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • Few isolated afternoon and evening storms today
  • Hottest temperatures in nearly five years by Sunday
  • Showers and storms more likely next week

>>5-day forecast

Today: A hot and humid afternoon with a few isolated storms possible. For those areas that develop storms, the potential for hail, damaging winds, frequent lightning and heavy rain is possible. Storms will be slow moving, so the potential for minor flooding exists. The rest of the area will be quite steamy with highs around 90 degrees and feeling like the lower to middle 90s under partly to mostly sunny skies. Drying out later tonight, but staying warm and muggy. Overnight lows around 70 degrees.

>>Venus visible after sunset

Sunday: Another hot and humid day with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will rise into the lower 90s with a heat index approaching 100 degrees.

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Monday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid again on Monday. Highs once again rise into the lower 90s with a heat index approaching 100 degrees. Chance for a pop-up shower or storm in the afternoon or evening. 

Tuesday: Partly sunny with scattered showers and storms. A very warm and muggy day with temperatures well into the upper 80s.

>>County-by-county weather 

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

Thursday: Warm and humid again with the chance of a few more showers or storms. Highs in the lower 80s.

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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.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

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

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

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.

>> The UV index explained

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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Father’s Day forecast: Hot and humid with heat index near 100

Published: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 6:13 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at how hot and muggy we get and how to stay safe.

 Another round of 90 degree days will arrive just in time for Father's Day weekend, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

Saturday and Sunday are both expected to be in the 90s. Unfortunately, the weekend will also be very humid. Dew point temperatures will climb to almost 70 degrees, at that level you will notice the stickiness in the air. Despite the increase in heat and humidity, skies stay dry all weekend. 

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Abundant sunshine means both days you can enjoy the great outdoors with dad, but make sure you are keeping the family safe from the heat!

Saturday: Sunny, hot and humid with a high around 90 degrees. Heat index or “feels like" values will be in the low 90s. The UV Index will be very high.

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Sunday: Sun and clouds. Still hot and humid. Highs in the low 90s. Heat index or “feels like" values around 100 degrees. The UV Index will again be very high.

Heat index values between 90-103 degrees allow for a higher risk of heat related illness like heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Stay cool this weekend, drink plenty of water and take breaks from the sun to prevent any heat related illness. 

>> Cloudy with a Chance of Podcast: A podcast for weather fans 

If Dayton hits 90 three days in a row, it would be our first mini heat-wave of the season!

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