The Dayton Mall, where flash flooding in the parking lot just before 4 p.m. left vehicles half submerged and prompted rescues, also experienced 1,500 outages because of damage to the mall's underground infrastructure, Millhouse said. Those issues have been repaired, but approximately 300 customers were still without service throughout Montgomery and Greene counties at 8:45 p.m. Crews will be working through the night to restore service, she said.
High water issues also were reported on residential streets on Tulip Drive near Alex Bell Road in West Carrollton, part of Lyons Road in Washington Twp., Pipestone Drive as well as streets in Fairborn, Centerville, Brookville and in Dayton. The culprit: runoff from the rain that slammed the region.
There were multiple water rescues in Miamisburg at about 3:45 p.m. after vehicles in the Washington Park area near McEwen Road, Congress Park Drive and Paragon Road in Miamisburg became stuck in water. In Dayton, at the underpass to U.S. 35 near Linden and Livingston avenues, a man was trapped atop his car and had to be rescued.
Trained storm spotters for the National Weather Service in Wilmington reported a flash flood at 3:10 p.m. in Miamisburg, with streets inundated with water near State Routes 725 and 741
Spotters also reported wind gusts of 47 mph at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and penny-sized hail and 50 mph winds in West Carrollton just after 2:30 p.m. One large tree was reported down over Ohio 741 north, near the Wright Brothers Airport.
THE WEEKEND OUTLOOK
On Saturday, it will be dry. Clouds give way to some sun through the day with highs in the lower 80s. More clouds return Saturday night, with lows in the lower 60s. A few scattered showers may develop late Saturday into early Sunday.
On Sunday, it will be partly sunny with highs in the low- to mid-80s.
On Monday, It will be sunny with highs in the mid- to upper 60s. There is a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm Monday night.
On Tuesday, there is the best chance for more scattered showers or thunderstorms. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s.
On Wednesday, there is a chance for a few more showers or storms, mainly in the southern part of the region. Otherwise, it will be mainly cloudy and warm with highs in the low 80s.