5-day forecast with Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini

Freeze warning in effect Friday morning

With skies clearing and winds diminishing, the overnight hours will again be cold with lows near 30 and many outlying or low-lying spots in the upper 20s by sunrise, StormCenter 7 Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek said.

Key Points

  • Frost and freeze expected
  • Rain coming Saturday
  • Temps return closer to average next week]

“With most of the area at or below freezing for several hours, a freeze is expected,” Wirdzek said. “A calm wind and clear sky will also allow for a widespread frost.”

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning from 1 to 9 a.m. Friday for Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Butler, Warren, Preble, Miami, Darke, Champaign, Shelby, Mercer, Logan and Auglaize counties in Ohio and Wayne County, Indiana.

High pressure will lead to a sunny day, which will allow for a warm-up. Highs reach near 60 in the afternoon. More clouds arrive in the evening.

Saturday: An upper-level disturbance will bring periods of rain through the area. Enough instability may allow for a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Highs will reach the mid-50s.

Sunday: Morning clouds will give way to some afternoon sun. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

Monday: A partly cloudy day is expected with highs around 60.

Tuesday: It will be partly cloudy with highs in the low to middle 60s.

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