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WPAFB Thursday Forecast: Cold start ahead of warming trend

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 3:43 AM

Sunshine is back in the forecast today with temperatures starting out chilly, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

A slow warming trend will get underway with highs rebounding to near 30 degrees during the afternoon.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Dry and seasonably weather is in the forecast Friday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the middle 30s.

Saturday will start with sunshine but clouds will be on the increase late in the day. Showers will move in to wrap up the weekend.

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Despite the rain chances, temperatures will soar into the upper 40s this weekend before colder weather returns early next week.

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Not as humid today, few storms this weekend

Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 3:30 AM

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  • Not as humid, staying dry today
  • Warmer than normal through weekend
  • Few storms this weekend

>> WHIO Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


Today: It will be a quiet and mild morning as broken clouds continue to decrease, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. There will be more sunshine through the afternoon. Highs will be right around 80, which is warmer than normal. It won’t be a muggy day.

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Thursday: We’ll see sunshine and it will be very warm. Highs will be in the low 80s. It won’t be as muggy, and it will be dry from start to finish.

>> 5-Day Forecast

Friday: Another dry day expected with highs in the mid-80s. It will start to feel muggy again as dew points climb. We’ll see plenty of sunshine for the afternoon.

>> County-by-County Weather

Saturday: There will be sunshine with a few clouds developing in the afternoon. It looks to be a mainly dry day with highs in the mid-80s. It will be muggy again, and as we heat up, a pop-up shower or storms is possible.

Sunday: Highs will reach the low 80s with sunshine and scattered clouds. It will be muggy and very warm. Some isolated storms are possible toward the late afternoon and evening.

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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.


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

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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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Increasing threat for showers through Friday

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 3:21 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 11:25 PM

Chance for passing showers and storms return today, especially south of I-70.

Patchy light rain and drizzle will taper off; some patchy fog is possible overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures fall into the lower 60s.


  • Showers redevelop Friday
  • A bit cooler Friday
  • On and off storms into the weekend 

>> LIVE Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


Friday: Expect mostly cloudy skies with occasional showers. A rumble of thunder is possible but severe weather is not expected. Highs will hold in the lower 70s.

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Saturday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds and a chance for passing showers and storms. Highs will rebound to near 80 degrees.

Sunday: The day will start mainly dry under partly cloudy skies. Clouds will increase late in the day with scattered showers and storms becoming likely by evening. One or two stronger storms will be possible. Highs will climb into the middle 80s.

>> 5-Day Forecast

Monday: Expect a chance for showers and storms with highs in the lower 80s.

Tuesday: Partly sunny skies are expected with only a slight chance for a lingering shower. Highs will top out near 80 degrees.

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Chance for showers and storms tonight, into coming week

Published: Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 5:19 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 8:20 PM

We once again have the chance to see a few showers and storms in the Dayton area on this Mother's Day.

A few passing showers are expected this evening, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.


  • Chance for showers, storms tonight, into coming week
  • Mother’s Day won’t be all-day rain event
  • Warm, muggy conditions all next week

>> LIVE Doppler 7 Interactive HD Radar

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist Brett Collar


Overnight: While the chance for storms overnight is not all that high, it can’t be ruled out, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. However, it looks like lost of the storms will stay to the north. Temperatures overnight will drop to near 60 degrees. Areas north of Interstate 70 will fall into the 50s.

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Mother’s Day: The chance for showers and storms returns Sunday. It won’t be rainy all day, but there will be showers and storms at times. It’ll be warm and muggy again with highs in the lower 80s.

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Monday: Temperatures get back into the middle 80s with the chance for more showers and storms. Partly cloudy skies are expected.

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Tuesday: With this unstable boundary still with us most of the week, the chance for showers and storms continues. However, rain won’t last all day. Highs will be in the middle to upper 80s.

>> County-by-County Weather

Wednesday: A pretty good chance for showers and storms exists with highs in the lower to middle 80s.

Thursday: Another warm and muggy day is expected with highs in the lower 80s. More showers and thunderstorms are possible.

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