Flash flood watch in effect, more storms expected

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Threat for heavy rain, strong storms next 24 hours
  • Turning breezy and cooler to end weekend
  • Briefly warmer next week]

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DETAILED FORECAST

Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for pop-up showers and storms this evening, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

More widespread rain will be possible by late evening. If storms do develop, locally heavy rain will be possible. An isolated strong storm can’t be ruled out either, mainly west of Interstate 75. Temperatures will slowly drop into the upper 70s after sunset.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Warren and Wayne (Indiana) counties, issued by the National Weather Service. The watch remains in effect through 6 a.m. Saturday.

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Overnight: Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible, mainly early. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies with temperatures falling to near 70 degrees by morning.

Saturday: Scattered showers and storms will redevelop and a few could be strong or severe in the afternoon. Damaging wind and heavy rain will be the main threats. Storms should move out of the Miami Valley by early Saturday evening with cooler, less humid air moving in late. Highs will make it back into the lower to middle 80s.

Sunday: Skies will clear with breezy, cooler conditions. Highs will top out in the middle 70s.

Monday: Expect sunny skies and pleasant temperatures in the upper 70s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures are expected with highs rebounding into the lower to middle 80s by late in the day.

Wednesday: Clouds will increase as a cold front moves into the region. There will be a chance for a passing shower or storm. It will turn cooler again with breezy conditions and highs in the middle 70s.

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