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Flood Watch issued for entire area Friday night

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 7:07 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 4:42 PM

There is Flood Watch for the entire area which will go into effect late Friday night and last until Sunday morning.

Temperatures are in the 40s and much of the snow has melted into water. The ground is still frozen in most areas so the water will sit on top says Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson. There is still some uncertainty to where the heaviest rain will hit and when. Our area should still get at least 2" to 3" with possibly 4" by the time it ends. The forecast for river levels are to all have some flooding, starting as early as Saturday night, and perhaps persisting into Tuesday.

Tonight, cloudy and a bit breezy at times with showers arriving around 3 to 4 a.m. Temperatures should hold in the 40s all night with most waking up to lower-40s.

Friday, cloudy and a bit breezy still with off and on rain through the day, none of it expected to be heavy. Temperatures will rise into the mid-50s with perhaps a few upper-50s far south and lower-50s north. More rain at times Friday night.

Saturday, rain will be steadier through the day with the heavier rain likely arriving late afternoon or evening. Some of the computer forecast models actually push the heavy rain west of us overnight then swing it back through Sunday morning Simpson said. However, other keep it right over us all night. We'll just have to see how it plays out, but that's your difference between 2"-3" total or 4"-5" total. Temps might become fluxuating Saturday with a weather front right over the area. Highs will hit the 50s, but could be in the upper-40s far northwest in the afternoon, and the far southeast may get into the 60s. Possible thunder Saturday night. Streams and creeks will start to come out of their banks Saturday night.

Sunday, likely more heavy rain in the morning with a start in the 50s. The high temperature will be early in the mid-50s then fall throughout the day to about 40 or upper-30s at sunset. Rain should taper off about noon Sunday, and the larger rivers, including the Great Miami will flood Sunday as there will be a bit of a lag effect due to the smaller rivers feeding into the larger ones. The Mad and Little Miami River may be flooding early on already. Possible strong winds Sunday after the cold front passes the middle part of the day. There could be some gusts over 40 mph, and with all the rain, anything stronger could pull some trees out of the ground. As temperatures drop,a few snow showers Sunday night with little if any accumulation anywhere is possible.

Monday, wake up to temperatures in the 20s, Simpson says the water still sitting around could start to freeze. There may be a few flurries across the northern portion of the area, but shouldn't add up to anything. Some sunshine Monday, but temperatures should hold in the 20s all day.

Christmas Eve Tuesday, sunny but chilly with the chance of lingering flooding. Lows in the teens and high in the upper-20s.

Christmas Day Wednesday, partly cloudy with afternoon temps into the mid-30s after a start near 20 degrees.

Thursday, probably some snow showers, maybe light accumulation.

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Temperatures expected to climb this weekend

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:26 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini has an outdoor outlook for the weekend


  • Sunshine returns today
  • Warming up through the weekend
  • Lyrid meteor showers peaks late Saturday night


Today: We’ll see sunshine through the day. Temperatures will finally get closer to normal again with highs in the upper 50s. It will be a clear and chilly night.

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

Saturday: It will be a nice start to the weekend. The day looks to be dry, but clouds will likely increase for the afternoon. Highs will be around 60.

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Sunday: It will be another beautiful weekend day with highs in the low 60s, which is right where temperatures should be. There will be plenty of sunshine.

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Monday: Temperatures will continue to climb as highs reach the mid-60s. Clouds will increase and thicken up into the evening. A passing rain shower at night can’t be ruled out.

Tuesday: We’ll see scattered, mild rain showers. It will be breezy and cloudy. Highs will be around 60.

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Tree pollen staying high this weekend 

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 5:50 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 6:04 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about the pollen counts this weekend.

This time of year if you notice your allergy symptoms, it is likely because of a toss-up between tree pollen or the mold spores, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

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Tree pollen is what typically spikes in April and May. Mold spores, during a wet time of year, can also be high. This time of year we can also get low amounts of grass pollen in the air as well.

Friday through Sunday, sunshine, warm temperatures and breezy conditions will allow the tree pollen to climb quickly. Dry weather can allow the mold spores to drop. 

If you suffer from allergies, you will likely notice your symptoms this weekend.

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Broken clouds for the Lyrid Meteor Shower this weekend 

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 6:13 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 6:33 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.

RELATED: Tips for viewing a meteor shower

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 Friday Weather: Moderate temperatures continue for the weekend

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 12:28 AM

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WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—It will be another cold start and while there may be frost, the area will start snow-free, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

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Lots of sunshine is expected into the afternoon with temperatures pushing back into the middle 50s. Skies will remain mostly cloudy tonight with some high clouds moving across the area this weekend.

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Despite the mix of sun and clouds, temperatures will continue to moderate over the weekend and should reach into the lower 60s by Sunday afternoon. There will be a slight chance for a few showers late Monday with a better chance Tuesday into Wednesday.

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