WPAFB Friday Weather: Possible morning fog, light rain during morning commute

Published: Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 12:02 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Fog could once again be an issue early Friday, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.

RELATED: Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7 

Extra time will likely be needed on your morning commute. On top of the fog, some drizzle will also be possible early on.

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Decreasing clouds are expected as we head into the afternoon and with more sunshine later in the day, temperatures are expected to top out closer to the middle 70s. Friday night looks pleasant as well.

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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


Track the storms as they move into the area with our Interactive Radar.
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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.

>>Mercury and Venus visible

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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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What’s urban heat island effect and how is it impacting downtown Dayton?

Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 1:54 PM

Meteorologist Jesse Maag explains why cities like Dayton are often warmer than the surrounding rural areas.

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. 

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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. 

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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.

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Generally, the difference in temperature on a hot, sunny day will be between 2 to 5 degrees. In a larger city like New York or Los Angeles, the temperatures difference between rural and urban areas can be as large as 20 degrees.

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