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Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 5:15 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 2:31 AM
A flash flood watch remain for parts of the area as more rain and storms are possible Thursday, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.
A flash flood watch for Butler, Darke, Preble, and Wayne, Ind. is in effect through Thursday morning.
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RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts
Thursday: Some showers will develop and move back into the Miami Valley in the morning, especially south of Interstate 70. Temperatures will drop into the middle 50s early, then climb to an afternoon high in the upper 60s. Broken clouds with some peaks of sun throughout the afternoon with some popup storms and downpours possible between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The severe thereat is low, but brief, heavy rain could reduce visibility.
Friday: Dry and pleasant for the first half of the day with highs reaching the middle 70s and some sunshine early. Scattered clouds move in during the evening with a few showers or storms.
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Saturday: Most spots start out dry in the morning, but some isolated storms are possible in the afternoon. More scattered showers and storms are possible into the night with an isolated strong storm possible. Highs will reach around 80 degrees with a muggy feel to the air.
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Sunday: Scattered showers and storms move through the first half of the day as a front moves through. Eastern parts of the Miami Valley might still have a few storms around late in the afternoon. Everyone will start to dry out by the evening. It will be muggy once again with highs near 80 degrees again.
Memorial Day: Sunshine and scattered clouds with highs reaching the middle 70s. Another quick-moving front will approach the area that could trigger a few showers or storms towards the evening.
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 3:30 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 10:57 AM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
Today: There will be sunshine through the afternoon. Highs will be right around 80, which is warmer than normal. It won’t be a muggy day.
Thursday: We’ll see sunshine and it will be very warm. Highs will be in the low 80s. It won’t be as muggy, and it will be dry from start to finish.
Friday: Another dry day expected with highs in the mid-80s. It will start to feel muggy again as dew points climb. We’ll see plenty of sunshine for the afternoon.
Saturday: There will be sunshine with a few clouds developing in the afternoon. It looks to be a mainly dry day with highs in the mid-80s. It will be muggy again, and as we heat up, a pop-up shower or storms is possible.
Sunday: Highs will reach the low 80s with sunshine and scattered clouds. It will be muggy and very warm. Some isolated storms are possible toward the late afternoon and evening.
Published: Monday, May 14, 2018 @ 6:54 AM
Forecasters say the disturbance has a 60 percent chance of becoming at least a tropical depression in the next five days. The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rainfall during the Memorial Day weekend on the Gulf Coast between Southeast Louisiana and Florida.
Here is the 5-day rainfall forecast from @NWSWPC - much of the rain along the northern Gulf Coast and Florida is expected to be from the Gulf low. The next outlook will be issued by 8pm EDT. pic.twitter.com/MfJgstiMen— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) May 23, 2018
Hurricane season officially starts June 1, and it could be even worse than last year, according to forecasts from Colorado State University and North Carolina State University. Initial forecasts show an “above-average season” for hurricanes. The extremely active 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the most destructive on record. Damage costs exceeded 250 billion dollars in the United States alone, while recovery for the worst hit Caribbean islands such as Dominica may take years, according to the World Meteorological Organization
Though the storms are often hard to predict, their names are not.
The World Meteorological Organization maintains and updates six alphabetically-arranged lists for Atlantic, Eastern North Pacific, and Central North Pacific tropical storms. The lists are used in rotation and recycled every six years — names used in 2017 will be used again in 2023.
The Hurricane Committee retired the names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate from its list of rotating names. They will be replaced by Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel.
In 2018, the tropical cyclone names for the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic will be: Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafeal, Sraa, Tony, Valerie and William.
“Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms had been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. They are now maintained and updated through a strict procedure by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization,” according to the National Hurricane Center.
“If a storm forms in the off-season, it will take the next name in the list based on the current calendar date. For example, if a tropical cyclone formed on Dec. 28, it would take the name from the previous season’s list of names. If a storm formed in February, it would be named from the subsequent season’s list of names. In the event that more than twenty-one named tropical cyclones occur in the Atlantic basin in a season, additional storms will take names from the Greek alphabet,” according to the National Hurricane Center.
Learn more about the history of how hurricanes are named.
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Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 6:28 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 4:40 AM
— There will be several chances to see the International Space Station fly over Dayton this week, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
Thursday the ISS will appear in the west/southwest sky at 9:25 p.m. It will pass by in six minutes reaching up 53 degrees above the horizon before disappearing in the northeast sky.
The space station was also visible Tuesday night and early Wednesday.
The International Space Station will look like a bright star or plane moving across the sky except it won't flash or blink.
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 12:01 AM
— WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Storms have officially moved out of the area for the time being as calmer conditions move in.
RELATED: 5-Day Forecast
Skies will be mostly sunny for the day and lower humidity is expected.
Temperatures reach into the upper 70s.