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Published: Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 12:44 AM
— WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—The heat and humidity will begin to build as we wrap up the week and head into the weekend, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.
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Temperatures will get close to 90 degrees this afternoon and soar into the lower to middle 90s Saturday. Humid conditions will also develop, pushing the heat index to near 100 degrees over the weekend.
Sunshine is expected for Friday and Saturday before a slow approaching cold front brings the threat for storms late in the weekend. Storms will likely linger into early next week.
Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 1:01 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:52 PM
Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 5:01 AM
Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 9:58 PM
— 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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 5:29 AM
Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 9:55 PM
— 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.
Tonight: More clouds are expected overnight tonight. It’ll be a mild and muggy night as temperatures drop into the lower 70s.
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.
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.
Wednesday: Sunshine and pleasant temperatures return. Highs will be in the lower 80s.
Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 1:54 PM
— We all know it’s getting hot out here this weekend, but it may be even hotter if you live in downtown Dayton. This is due to a weather phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect.
During the summer, there are several factors that not only increase the temperature, but trap the heat in a city. For example, darker industrial materials such as asphalt and buildings absorb solar radiation more efficiently than grass and crops found in rural areas. In addition to the sunlight, the vast number of cars and factories concentrated within the city can contribute to the heat.
Finally, buildings can act as a barrier preventing the wind from stirring up the air. With buildings, as opposed to farmland, you’ll find more surface area available to absorb and hold heat as well. As a result, the heat is trapped within the city even after the sun has set.