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Now, flood advisory issued for Mercer and Auglaize

Published: Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 4:46 AM
Updated: Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 11:27 PM

Funnel Cloud just north of Celina, Ohio around 8:50pm Monday. Video courtesy of Lori Wilder

UPDATE @ 11:25 p.m.:  Mercer and Auglaize are now under a flood advisory until 1:15 a.m.

UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m.:  Auglaize and Mercer counties again are under an extended severe thunderstorm warning, until 11 p.m.

UPDATE @ 9:04 p.m.:  The tornado warning for Mercer has expired. The severe thunderstorm warning continues for Auglaize, Mercer and Shelby until 9:45 p.m.

UPDATE @ 8:29 p.m.:  The severe thunderstorm warning has been upgraded to a tornado warning for Mercer County until 9 p.m.

UPDATE @ 8:15 p.m.:  A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Mercer County and will remain in effect until 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service and Storm Center 7.

Tornado in Mercer County


On and off storms will continue tonight and through Tuesday, some of which could be strong to severe, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. 

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  • On and off storms through Tuesday
  • A few strong storms possible
  • Temperatures approach 90 degrees by midweek

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5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

TONIGHT: Warm and muggy through the evening as temperatures hover around 80 degrees. Scattered storms develop tonight, with a few strong storms possible mainly in the first half of the night. Lows tonight will reach the lower 70s.


TUESDAY: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with a few more storms possible, some of which could be strong. Highs will be in the middle 80s and it will be breezy at times.

(WHIO Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy skies are expected with a chance for a passing shower or storm. It will be hot and humid with highs nearing 90 degrees.

THURSDAY: Expect lots of clouds with a chance for showers and storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy skies will end the week with only a slight chance for a passing shower or storm. It will not be quite as hot with highs in the middle 80s.

SATURDAY: Expect partly cloudy skies and highs in the middle 80s.




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Heavy rain passing through area, flood advisory issued for some counties 

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 3:55 PM

Rain has moved into the Miami Valley area Tuesday afternoon.

Flood advisories have been issued for parts of the area as heavy rain develops and moves through. 

  • Flood Advisory for Clark and Greene counties in effect until 7:30 p.m. 
  • Flood Advisory for Clinton and Warren counties in effect until 8:45 p.m.


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  • On-and-off storms through midweek
  • Locally heavy rain possible
  • Heating up heading to the weekend

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


Tuesday: Scattered showers and storms will continue through the evening, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. 

“A few storms could be intense with strong winds and locally heavy rainfall. Storms could product flash flooding,” Elwell said. 

Temperatures will be in the 80s, heading to an overnight low in the lower 70s.

Storms will taper off tonight with patchy fog possible in places that had heavy rain. 

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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.

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.

>> Cloudy with a chance of podcast

Saturday: A chance for showers and storms are expected again. Otherwise, skies will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy skies with a chance for a passing shower or storm in southern counties. Highs will be in the lower 80s. 

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WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 1:01 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 @ 5:34 AM


Track the storms as they move into the area with our Interactive Radar.

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Dayton hits first heat wave of 2018

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:40 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 5:53 AM

A stretch of warm days is needed but how warm and for how long?

In the Miami Valley, a heat wave is classified as three consecutive days or more at or above 90 degrees, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Dayton saw two 90 degree days in a row in May and this weekend, we added two more. It officially hit 92 degrees Monday making this stretch an official heat wave in Dayton. The airport climbed to 90 degrees Saturday and 92 degrees Sunday and Monday.

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The most recent heat wave was July 23-25, 2016. The last heat wave Dayton experienced in June was June 10-14, 2015. That stretch produced five days at 91 degrees! 

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WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Storms with gusty winds, hail possible today

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 1:49 AM

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

A stormy pattern will set up across the area over the next 48 hours as a slow moving cold front moves into the region, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

RELATED: Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Expect showers and storms to become more numerous during the afternoon and evening hours today and again on Wednesday. While the overall severe weather threat is marginal, one or two storms could produce gusty winds and some hail.

>> Humid air puts region at risk for potential flash-flooding

The main threat from the heavier storms will come from locally heavy rainfall which could lead to flash flooding. The added clouds and rain should hold temperatures in the 80s for highs through midweek.

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