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WEATHER ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Watch canceled for entire region

Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 11:20 AM
Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

Severe Storms move through Troy

UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is no longer in effect for the entire Miami Valley region.

UPDATE @ 5:50 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is canceled for Butler and Montgomery counties.

UPDATE @ 5:35 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is canceled for Darke, Miami, Preble, Shelby and Wayne (Indiana) counties. It remains in effect through 11 p.m. for Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Greene, Logan, Montgomery and Warren counties.

UPDATE @ 5:15 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings expire for Clinton, Greene and Warren counties.

However, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is until 11 p.m. for Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren counties in Ohio and Wayne and Union counties in Indiana, issued by the National Weather Service.

PHOTOS: May storm moves into the Miami Valley

UPDATE @ 5 p.m.

An Areal Flood Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. for Champaign and Clark counties.

UPDATE @ 4:50 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 5:15 p.m. for Clinton, Greene and Warren counties, issued by the National Weather Service.

Main threats are 60 mph wind gusts and ¾-inch hail.

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is canceled for Butler County but remains in effect until 5 p.m. for Warren County.

Wind gusts of 53 mph were reported at 4:38 p.m. at the Lebanon airport, and gusts of 48 mph were reported at 4:32 p.m. at the Middletown airport, according to the NWS.

UPDATE @ 4:40 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning expires for Miami County.

UPDATE @ 4:25 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 5 p.m. for Butler and Warren counties, issued by the National Weather Service.

The main threats are 60 mph wind and ¾-inch hail.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning also is in effect until 4:45 p.m. for Miami County.

An Areal Flood Advisory is in effect through 7 p.m. for Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Logan, Mercer and Shelby counties, issued by the NWS in Wilmington.

UPDATE @ 4:05 p.m.  

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is expired for Darke County.  

Heavy rain hit Springfield on Friday afternoon.

UPDATE @ 4 p.m.:  

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 4:45 p.m. for Miami County, issued by the National Weather Service.  

The main threats are 60 mph wind and ¾-inch hail.  

An Areal Flood Advisory is in effect through 7 p.m. for Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Logan, Mercer and Shelby counties, issued by the NWS in Wilmington.  

Rain on Main Street where Dayton meets Oakwood at 4:50pm

UPDATE @ 3:32 p.m.:  

An areal flood advisory has been issued for Darke, Miami and Shelby counties until 6:30 p.m. due to heavy rain.  

According to the National Weather Service, radar indicated 1 to 1.5 inches of rain has already fallen and an additional 1 to 2 inches is possible through 5 p.m.  

Minor flooding of poorly drained streets, highways and underpasses could occur.

UPDATE @ 3:12 p.m.:

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the following counties until 11 p.m.:

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  • Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren Counties in Ohio.
  • Wayne and Union counties in Indiana.

UPDATE @ 2:45 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Randolph County, IN, until 3:15 p.m. The line of storms

that prompted the warning is moving east towards the Miami Valley.

The possibility of severe weather exists late this afternoon. Stay tuned to this site and WHIO-TV, Channel 7 for the latest on weather conditions as our team of meteorologists track the storm.

FIRST REPORT

After an active morning of thunderstorms which produced heavy rain, frequent lightning and possibly some small sized hail, the Miami Valley will need to gear up for another threat of strong storms. 

A boundary draped across the southern Miami Valley will help be a catalyst for storms to redevelop.

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Some late morning and early afternoon sun will help to re-energize the atmosphere and with dew points in the 60s today, the warm and moist environment will help to fuel more storms. 

RELATED:  LIVE Interactive Radar

Areas along Interstate 70 and south have been placed under a "slight risk" for severe storms with areas north in a "marginal" risk. 

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

Your Storm Center 7 Teams believes the best ingredients will likely live under the counties in the slight risk. 

Storms should start firing between 1 and 3 p.m. and become scattered across the Miami Valley for the evening commute. 

Storms will likely be slow-movers which means the potential for heavy downpours repeatedly over the same city could cause ponding on the roads. 

The main severe threat will come from damaging winds and larger sized hail. 

If you are driving, or biking home since it is #BiketoWorkDay, make sure to check your WHIO Weather App. You can set up lightning detection, get any watches and warnings and check out the live stream of our latest newscasts. 

Your Storm Center 7 Team will monitor conditions through the day to bring you updates on-air, online and on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO.

 

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Heat Advisory in effect today as heat index reaches around 100 degrees

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:13 PM

A look at how hot we get and when storms return this week.

Temperatures will climb dangerously high today for anyone doing prolonged activities outside. A Heat Advisory is in effect for the entire area from noon until 8 p.m., and Butler, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties are under a Air Pollution Advisory.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Heat index around 100 degrees today
  • Stray shower or storm today
  • More storms this week

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DETAILED FORECAST

Today:  Hot and humid afternoon! Temperatures are already in the upper 80s with heat index values in the 90s. Highs should climb to the low to mid 90s this afternoon with the heat index around 100 degrees. The UV index is a 10 which is very high. Sunshine and scattered clouds. Could see a stray shower or storm late this afternoon or tonight mainly north of I-70. Localized heavy rain will be the main threat. Hitting 90 degrees today would be the third day in a row making this stretch a heat wave.  

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

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Tuesday: We’ll see passing showers and storms across the far north. It will be another hot and humid day with highs in the upper 8-s with Heat Index values in the mid-90s. There will be sun and scattered clouds. More storms will develop in the afternoon and early evening. A strong storm with wind and hail can’t be ruled out. Localized heavy rain is possible.

RELATED: Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Wednesday: There will be some dry time early. It will still be warm and muggy with highs in the mid-80s. It will be partly cloudy as more showers and storms develop in the afternoon and evening. Localized heavy rain is possible.

Thursday: It won’t be as muggy and it will be cooler. We’ll see some sun and scattered clouds with highs around 80. A few showers or storms are possible in the southern Miami Valley.

Friday: It will heat back up as highs reach the mid-80s. It will be muggy. Scattered showers and storms for the afternoon and evening again.

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First Heat Wave of 2018?

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:40 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. May 2018 Dayton saw two 90 degree days in a row and this weekend we added two more. Monday a Heat Advisory is in effect for the entire Miami Valley as temperatures are expected to soar into the low 90s. The heat index will likely reach 100. 

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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 Monday Weather: Hot today with temps soaring into low-90s

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 2:48 AM

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

Another hot and steamy day will start the working with temperatures soaring into the lower 90s by mid-afternoon, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

>> Air pollution Advisory continues today for smog

While the threat for rain is low, a pop-up shower or storm cannot be ruled out with the heat of the day. The heat index will top out close to 100 degrees.

The threat for storms will be on the increase Tuesday and Wednesday as a frontal boundary slowly pushes through the area. Locally heavy rain will be possible with the stronger storms. Also, a few storms could be intense with some hail and gusty winds.

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

A brief break from the heat and humidity is expected Thursday.

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Dangerous heat to last into the new week

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 8:03 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 4:46 PM

5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell


It will be quite hot and humid with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will reach near 93 degrees, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. The heat index will be between 95 to 100 degrees by late afternoon. While most will stay dry, an isolated pop-up strong storm cannot be ruled out.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

- Air Pollution Advisory until Monday

- Heat index near 100 again Monday afternoon

- Storms to bring locally heavy rain by Tuesday

 >>5-day forecast

This Evening: A hot and humid evening is in the forecast with a slight chance for a pop-up storm. Any storms will quickly dissipate after sunset. Temperatures will fall through the 80s after sunset.

Tonight: Skies will become mostly clear. It will remain warm and muggy with a low around 73 degrees.

Tomorrow: Another hot day is in the forecast with the humidity making temperatures feel more like 100 degrees. Actual temperatures will top out in the lower 90s under mostly sunny skies. There is a slight chance for a pop-up late day storm. Chances will increase late Monday night. 

Tuesday: Skies will be partly cloudy with an increasing chance for scattered showers and storms developing, especially during the afternoon. Some of the storms could produce locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Highs will top out in the upper 80s.

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Wednesday: Numerous showers and storms will be scattered across the Miami Valley. Some of the storms could produce locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Storms will taper down after sunset. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

Thursday: There is a chance for a few storms early in the day and then again toward late evening or at night. Otherwise partly cloudy skies are expected with a bit cooler, less humid air arriving. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

Friday: Scattered showers and storms will return by the afternoon with highs in the middle 80s.

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