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Perseid Meteor Shower peaks; pleasant, warmer weather arrives

Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 5:07 AM
Updated: Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 10:30 PM

Forget the Eclipse - There's a big show in the sky this week

Skies will be mainly clear with lows in the upper 50s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Patchy dense fog is possible by daybreak.


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  • Pleasant weather expected through midweek
  • Perseid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend
  • Chance for rain returns late Wednesday into Thursday

Perseid Meteor Shower: The Perseid meteor shower will peak this weekend, mainly between midnight and dawn. You'll need to get as far away from city lights as possible and give yourself at least 20 to 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness and become more sensitive to seeing the stars and meteors. You could see as many as 30 to 50 per hour. Just look up and toward the northeastern sky.

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Perseid Meteor Shower(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)


Sunday: Patchy fog is possible early, otherwise mostly sunny skies become partly cloudy during the afternoon. Highs will be near 80 degrees.

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Josh Poland

Monday: Temperatures reach into the middle 80s under partly sunny skies.

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Tuesday: A repeat of Monday: partly sunny with highs in the middle 80s.

Wednesday: More clouds are expected with highs in the middle 80s. The day will be mainly dry, but the chance for rain returns late.

Thursday: Showers and storms are expected. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

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WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Cool, less humid conditions through the day

Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 12:03 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Skies will become mostly sunny as we head through the day with slightly cooler, less humid conditions, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

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Temperatures will still reach into the middle 80s. Even cooler and less humid air will arrive this evening with a comfortable Wednesday on tap. Skies will be clear tonight and Wednesday with temperatures starting the day near 60 degrees and climbing to a high around 80 degrees Wednesday afternoon.

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Temperatures will moderate into the middle 80s Thursday and Friday with the threat for storms returning to end the week.

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WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 1:01 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:52 PM


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Some rain to start the week

Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 5:01 AM
Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 9:58 PM

More rain to start the work-week in the Dayton area.

There is a change for a few isolated showers/storms this evening, according to Meteorologist Brett Collar. Rain is more likely to appear on Monday, and it will not be as hot this coming week.

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  • Few isolated showers/storms this evening
  • More rain likely Monday
  • Not as hot this week

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Tonight: More dry time is expected overnight. It’ll be a mild and muggy night with temperatures dropping into the lower 70s.

Monday: More showers and storms are likely, especially in the afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through. It’ll be warm again with highs in the middle 80s.

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Tuesday: Aside from maybe a pre-dawn shower, it looks like we should be dry. Decreasing clouds are expected with highs around the middle 80s.

Few storms this evening in the Dayton area.

Wednesday: We top out in the lower 80s under mostly sunny skies.

Thursday: A nice day is on tap for your day. Mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower to middle 80s.

Friday: The chance for showers and storms returns with highs around the middle 80s.

>>County-by-county weather

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Chance of rain increasing for beginning of work week

Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 5:29 AM
Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 9:55 PM

Mild this evening, chance for rain Sunday in the Dayton area.

Mostly sunny skies with a high around 92. With the humidity, we’ll see heat indices somewhere between 95 to 100 degrees, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


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  • Heat Index 95 to 100 degrees today and tomorrow
  • Rain chances begin tomorrow through Tuesday morning
  • Heat and humidity will drop off by Tuesday

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Tonight: More clouds are expected overnight tonight. It’ll be a mild and muggy night as temperatures drop into the lower 70s.

>>County-by-county weather

Sunday: A few clouds are expected to start your day, and there is the slight chance for some light rain early in the day. However the better chance to see a few pop up showers and storms will come later in the afternoon. It’ll be a hot day again with highs in the upper 80s.

Monday: The best chance for rain is today, as a cold front moves through. Showers and storms are expected, some of which could be strong to severe. Highs will be in the middle to upper 80s.

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Tuesday: A pre-dawn shower can’t be ruled out, aside from that it should be a dry day with decreasing clouds. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

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Wednesday: Sunshine and pleasant temperatures return. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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Thursday: Mostly sunny skies are on tap for your day. Highs will be in the lower to middle 80s.

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