breaking news

Springfield woman accused of not treating 3-month-old with broken leg

Steady rain overnight, dry for A.M. commute


Rain, steady at times with a chance of thunder, is expected overnight into Wednesday -- but nothing strong or severe, and look for a dry morning commute, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson said late Tuesday night.

In the last 48 hours, rainfall totals have measured an inch to 2 inches, Simpson said, but no flooding is expected.

Thunderstorms and high winds Tuesday night knocked out power to several areas in Clark and Greene counties.

According to Ohio Edison online outage maps, more than 1,500 customers in the area of South Vienna lost electric service during the fast moving storms, while in South Charleston, an estimated 500 to 1,500 were left in the dark for a time. Facebook users also reported power outages in Bowersville and London as well.

There were very few outages still being reported at 11:30 p.m.

The weather system that packed heavy rain, high winds and some small hail developed along the Ohio/Indiana line, touching off thunderstorm warnings for Butler, Clark, Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Madison and Warren counties. Pea sized hail was reported in Yellow Springs.

Gusts of 60 mph were reported in Clinton and Greene counties, while wind speeds reached 56 mph and 55 mph in Wilmington and Jamestown, Simpson said.

Wednesday will start with some sun before the chance for showers returns by noon. Scattered showers will be possible through late Wednesday afternoon, and there could be some small hail and some thunder, Simpson said. Showers will diminish into the evening with more breaks in clouds overnight. Highs will be in the upper 60s.

Thursday morning brings sun with lows in the 40s. A few showers are possible in the afternoon. Highs should hit around 60.Friday shows a similar forecast to Thursday, with sun in the morning followed by possible afternoon showers. Showers are expected to be more mild than Thursday.

Saturday provides some light showers but mostly dry through the day. Clouds will appear with highs near 60.Except a dry Sunday as a mix of sun and clouds head our way with highs in the mid 60.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Community News

Senate reaches compromise to end shutdown
Senate reaches compromise to end shutdown

Senate Democrats agreed to support a bill today to re-open the federal government until early next month in return for Republican promises to permit a floor debate on a bill to provide protection for the children of undocumented immigrants, a program known as the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, or DACA. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N...
Florida man wrestles, wrangles gator outside his home
Florida man wrestles, wrangles gator outside his home

What does a southwest Florida man do when a gator gets too close to his home? He wrangles it. Michael Stauffer, of Bokeelia, told Fox 4 that when an alligator got too comfy crawling around his backyard, he grabbed a broom and towel, jumped on its back and wrangled it. He wrapped the towel around its snout and duct-taped it shut.  He then...
Funeral home director charged with stealing $284,000 from seniors who pre-paid for funerals
Funeral home director charged with stealing $284,000 from seniors who pre-paid for funerals

Fayette County funeral home director is facing charges for allegedly stealing $284,000 from clients -- mostly seniors -- who pre-paid for their own funerals.  >> Read more trending news  Stephen Kezmarsky, III, 50 was arrested and charged with taking the money from 51 clients for funeral expenses at the Kezmarsky Funeral Home, officials...
The Great Blizzard of 1978: Why we can’t forget it
The Great Blizzard of 1978: Why we can’t forget it

When I was just 4 years old, I can remember seeing something I had never seen before. While I was very young, I can remember this event very clearly, as most of my family and neighbors back then do. »PHOTOS: Blizzard of 1978 In fact, it was the first time in recorded history that snow fell in the town I was born, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Yes, it...
Olivia Munn shut down Chris Pratt dating rumors by texting Anna Faris
Olivia Munn shut down Chris Pratt dating rumors by texting Anna Faris

Actors Olivia Munn and Chris Pratt sparked dating rumors when the pair were spotted having dinner over the weekend, but Munn says they are not together. Just Jared reported that the 37-year-old “Magic Mike” actress took to social media to shut down rumors, and she had receipts from a surprising source. >> Read more trending news ...
More Stories