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WPAFB Wednesday Forecast: Windy, cloudy day before evening rain/snow

Published: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 1:55 AM

A false alarm in a building led to a temporary gate closure Wednesday night in Area B, a base spokeswoman said.
Staff Writer
A false alarm in a building led to a temporary gate closure Wednesday night in Area B, a base spokeswoman said.(Staff Writer)

A windy day is in the forecast with temperatures rising into the middle 40s.

Clouds will also be on the increase through the day, but it should remain dry. Wind gusts will top out near 40 mph at times.

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A cold front will push across the Miami Valley late Wednesday night bringing with it a chance for rain or snow showers. Snow accumulation is not expected.

Precipitation should exit early Thursday. High temperatures Thursday will top out near 40 degrees early in the day and then fall into the 30s.

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When to spot International Space Station flyover in Dayton this week

Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 6:28 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.

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Clouds should be decreasing this evening, giving viewers a clear shot of finding the station. The ISS will appear in the southwest sky and drop below the horizon in the east/northeast sky around 9:30 p.m. It will take about six minutes and reach 59 degrees above the horizon which should be high enough to see above the treeline.

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Facing north help you see the ISS when it is highest in the sky. 

Wednesday morning, if you wake up early, you could find the ISS in the sky around 4 a.m. This time the ISS will appear in the northwest sky and disappear in the east/southeastern sky. It will reach it's highest point above the horizon hitting about 64 degrees. Facing the eastern sky may help you find it.

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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.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

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

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DETAILED FORECAST

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.

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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.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

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

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DETAILED FORECAST

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.

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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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Partly cloudy overnight; rounds of showers and storms this Mother’s Day weekend

Published: Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 3:55 AM
Updated: Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 11:30 PM

A much more active weather pattern will develop across the Miami Valley late Saturday and last into next week. Heat and humidity will combine with a stalled front north of the Valley to bring occasional rounds of showers and storms. A few of those storms have the potential to be severe.

Expect partly cloudy skies, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will drop or hold in the 60s.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Quiet and mild overnight
  • Storms develop late Saturday, few strong
  • On and off storms through the week 

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DETAILED FORECAST

Saturday: Expect partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures. Scattered storms will develop across the far northern Valley late in the afternoon and slide southward into the evening. A few storms could be strong or severe with damaging winds and hail the main threat. Highs will reach to near 80 degrees, although it will be cooler in the far northern Valley.

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>> 5-Day Forecast

Sunday: Expect partly sunny skies with a chance for a shower or storm at about any time. A storm could briefly be strong or severe. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

Monday: Expect partly sunny skies and unseasonably warm and muggy conditions. A pop-up storm will be possible. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies are expected with quite warm and muggy conditions. There will be the chance for storms, especially late. A few storms could be strong or severe. Highs will be in the upper 80s.

Wednesday: Expect lots of clouds with a good chance for showers and storms. A few strong storms are possible. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

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