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Find Jupiter, Mars and Venus this week 

Published: Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 7:54 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini explains where and where to look.

If you wake up early this time of year, you might notice a bright-looking star catching your eye in the eastern sky. That is actually the planet Jupiter.

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Jupiter rises a little before 5:30 a.m. in the east/southeast sky during the end of November and early December. This week you can also see a dimmer planet even higher in the sky, Mars and rising just before the sun comes up will be Venus.

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You don't have the moon to help you find the three planets but if you know to look to the eastern horizon before sunrise (around 7:30 a.m.) you should be able to find Jupiter first, then look for Mars above and Venus below. 

If you find the three, take a photo and share using the hashtag #SkyWitness7. 

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Freeze warning for some overnight; warmer weekend ahead

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 3:21 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 3:30 PM

Gradual warm up towards the weekend.

Freeze Warning will go into effect at 2 a.m. Friday for Montgomery, Greene, Warren, Preble and Butler counties.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Clearing skies, cold tonight
  • Sunshine, milder weather Friday
  • Dry and mild through weekend

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DETAILED FORECAST

This evening: Clouds will continue to clear with cooler weather and temperatures in the 40s.

>> Clear skies in time for Lyrid Meteor Shower this weekend

Overnight: A FREEZE WARNING will go into effect at 2 a.m. and last through 9 a.m. Friday. Skies will be mainly clear and temperatures will fall to near or below freezing for several hours tonight.

Friday: Sunshine will end the workweek with a steady warm-up getting under way. Highs will reach into the middle 50s.

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Saturday: Expect lots of sunshine but with some high clouds moving by. It will be milder with temperatures topping out in the upper 50s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy skies and mild conditions will end the weekend with highs in the lower 60s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

Monday: A bit more cloud cover will be around through the day. There also is a slight chance for a passing shower, mainly south. Highs will reach into the middle 60s.

Tuesday: Expect lots of clouds and a chance for showers. Highs will reach back into the lower 60s.

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Clear skies in time for the Lyrid Meteor Shower this weekend 

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 6:13 AM

The Lyrids peaks this weekend! Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about where and when to look.

Dry and pleasant weather returns just in time for the Lyrid Meteor Shower this weekend, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

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The meteor shower peaks before dawn Sunday. The waxing crescent moon will have set around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, meaning the sky will be darker to watch for meteors. Grab a blanket and go outside Saturday night/Sunday morning!

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The Lyrids usually produce 10 to 20 meteors per hour, but can have outbursts which produce around 100. The radiant point, which is the point where the meteors look to come from of the Lyrid shower, is the constellation Lyra. 

Give yourself 30 minutes outside to let your eyes adjust to the darkness and enjoy the show! You also might see some meteors before dawn on Saturday and Monday.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SkyWitness7 if you snap a picture.

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WPAFB Thursday Weather: Possible snow showers to start the day 

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:20 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—A quick blast of wintry weather will start the day with a chance for snow showers, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

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Little, if any snow accumulation is expected. After starting in the 30s, clearing skies this afternoon will allow temperatures to rebound into the upper 40s. It will be blustery through the day.

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A steady warming trend will get underway Friday with sunny skies. Highs will rebound into the 50s. Dry weather will stick around through the weekend with highs reaching up to 60 degrees by Sunday.

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Rain and snow possible overnight

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 3:36 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Rain and snow return later today.

    It will be blustery and turn colder overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Passing rain or snow showers are possible before daybreak, with little, if any, snow accumulation. Temperatures will fall into the middle 30s.

    QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

    • Colder air moving in overnight

    • Chance for rain/snow showers again by morning

    • Calmer, milder weather this weekend

     

    >> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at how the pollen count will change this week.

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DETAILED FORECAST

Thursday: Expect a mix of rain or snow showers in the morning. A coating of snow will be possible on grassy and elevated surfaces in the morning, mainly north. Skies will clear in the afternoon with blustery, cool conditions. Temperatures will hold in the upper 40s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

Friday: Sunshine returns to end the week with milder temperatures in the middle 50s.

Brigitte Taylor, takes advantage of the nice weather on Wednesday to work in her yard

Saturday: Partly cloudy skies will start the weekend with temperatures reaching back into the middle to upper 50s.

Sunday: Dry weather will end the weekend with some high clouds and sunshine. Highs will top out in the lower 60s.

Monday: A bit more cloud cover is expected with highs reaching into the middle 60s.

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