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Possible strong storms: What to expect from the weather this weekend

Published: Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 7:12 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the weekend and what to expect outside.

Strong storms are possible to end the weekend, as temperatures will feel more like spring than the first weekend of November.

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In the late afternoon Saturday, some showers will be possible as a warm front moves through. Temperatures will sit in the 60s and likely not drop much overnight. Temperatures, which should be in the upper 50s for this time of year, will be more than 10 degrees warmer than normal this weekend. 

RELATED: Weekend Touchdown 7 weather forecast

With a warm front to our north and a strong cold front to our west, winds from the southwest will push temperatures well into the 70s for Sunday. 

Most of the afternoon on Sunday looks dry, but a strong cold front will approach Sunday night. The cold front looks to move in from the northwest to the southeast Sunday evening. 

The timing of the front, combined with the warm, moist air and other favorable conditions, there will be a threat for thunderstorms into the night. 

Areas northwest of Dayton have an "Enhanced Risk" for severe storms Sunday, with the rest of the Miami Valley under a "Slight Risk." 

Your Storm Center 7 team predicts as the storms arrive across the northwest, there is a higher chance they will be strong. Damaging winds and flash flooding will be the main threats. 

The timing and threats may change so stay with Storm Center 7 on-air, online and with our WHIO Weather App for the latest this weekend. 

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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.

RELATED: Tips for viewing a meteor shower

The meteor shower peaks before dawn April 22. The waxing crescent moon will have sets 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 might also see some meteors before dawn on the 21 and 23. Don't forget to use the hashtag #SkyWitness7 if you snap a picture.

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Partly cloudy with light showers today, temps to drop below freezing tonight

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 3:21 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 3:38 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the latest temperatures and if we stay dry this weekend.

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

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Passing rain/snow showers early
  • Dry weather returns 
  • Slow warm-up through weekend

DETAILED FORECAST

Today: Road temperatures are warm, so the rain/snow mix is not expected to cause widespread slick spots. Snow may try to stick to elevated surfaces briefly. Highs will return to the upper 40s with clouds breaking for sun in the afternoon. It will be breezy and still cool. It will be mostly clear tonight. Temperatures will drop below freezing, so any outdoor vegetation will need protection.

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Friday: Temperatures will be below freezing, making for a chilly morning. There will be plenty of sunshine through the afternoon and temperatures will finally get closer to normal, reaching the upper 50s.

Saturday: Skies will be sunny with highs around 60, making for a beautiful start to the weekend.

Sunday: It will be another nice day with highs in the low 60s, which is back to normal. We’ll see sunshine through the afternoon.

>> County-by-County Weather 

Monday: The dry stretch continues. Highs will reach the mid-60s with sunshine and a few clouds.

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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.

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

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.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather

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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