Another blast of arctic air, snow on the way

Published: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 7:35 PM

While temperatures will moderate some to end the week, don't get too use to it. Another blast of bitter, arctic air is poised to arrive just in time for the New Year. Some snow is expected as that fresh cold air moves in.

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The next blast of arctic air will be even colder, and will bring another round of snow.

“The cold air just keeps coming,” Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. “Even while we deal with the current outbreak of arctic air, more is building near the North Pole and it is forecast to head south this weekend.”

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Temperatures across the region have not been this low in nearly three years. Dayton started out Wednesday morning 2 degrees below zero. The last time it was that cold was on Feb. 24, 2015.

While temperatures will moderate some by the end of the week, it won’t last long.

Cold Trend(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

Light snow is expected to spread into the Miami Valley on Friday after dark and linger into the start of the weekend.

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“While it is not expected to be a major winter storm,” Elwell said, “we could get an inch or two of snow ... due to the higher liquid to snow ratio.”

In other words, it doesn't take as much moisture for the snow to fluff up when temperatures are so low, Elwell said.

Some flurries may even linger into New Year's Eve day.

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Our Storm Center 7 team of meteorologists will be working through this week to pinpoint the timing and amounts of this next storm. If you have big plans on New Year's Eve, be prepared to bundle up. The fresh batch of bone-chilling cold will have arrived and temperatures likely will be in the single digits as the clock strikes midnight.

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“Wind chills will likely be as cold as 5 to 10 degrees below zero,” Elwell said, likely making it the coldest New Year's Eve since at least 2002.

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Dayton Air Show forecast: Warm with chance for showers, storms

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 5:47 AM

Forecast for the Vectren Dayton Air Show

The chance for rain will be around for the start of the weekend. That means those heading to the Vectren Dayton Air Show will need to be prepared, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.

We're also keeping an eye on the heat at times this weekend.

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Saturday: The chance for a few storms will be in the forecast, especially for the first part of the day. Conditions are expected to improve through the day. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

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Sunday: It will be a mainly dry day, but a stray shower or storm can’t be completely ruled out. Sunday will be a touch warmer as we see highs in the lower 80s. However, with a lot of concrete at the Dayton International Airport, surface temperatures will be closer to the mid to upper-80s.

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Air show leaders said those coming to the air show this weekend they’ll need to stay hydrated, adding there’s little shade at the airport to protect you from the sun. 

There will be fountains for free water. If anyone does start to feel ill, they should go to one of the EMS tents or to one of the paramedics that will on bicycles.

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WPAFB Thursday Weather: Summer showers, storms expected for afternoon 

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 12:01 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—With summer officially arriving this morning, some summer storms are expected as we head into the afternoon, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

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Showers and storms will become more numerous toward evening with some locally heavy rain possible.

On and off showers and storms will stick around Friday with a few strong storms possible. Highs will stay near 80 degrees the rest of the week. Scattered storms may threaten the start of the air show this weekend but the rain chances should drop by Sunday.

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Threat for flash flooding through Wednesday

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 11:30 PM

Flooding on Third Street

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.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • On-and-off storms through midweek
  • Locally heavy rain possible
  • Heat to ease into the weekend

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DETAILED FORECAST

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.

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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.

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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.

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Sunday: Skies will be partly cloudy There is a slight chance for a passing shower or storm, mainly in the southern counties. Highs will be in the lower 80s. 

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WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Scattered showers, storms return 

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 12:09 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Scattered showers and storms return, but will be more widespread across the southern counties.

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Outside of the storms, skies will be partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s.

 A passing shower or storm is possible again Thursday, mainly in southern counties. Overall partly sunny skies for the day with temperatures climbing into the lower 80s and a bit less humidity.

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