Storms bring rain, wind, hail ahead of soggy Saturday

Marble-sized hail was reported in North Hampton, Clark County at around 4:30 p.m. In Dayton and south, strong winds were reported as well as heavy rains.

At 5 p.m., a resident on Home Road in Springfield reported eighth-inch size hail fell and strong winds brought down tree limbs.

The storm caused some temporary power outages. By 9 p.m., 51 Dayton Power and Light customers were in the dark in Montgomery County and 29 customers were out in Greene County, according to the DP&L outage map.

Heavy downpours were tracked just before noon in the northern portions of Southwest Ohio, including one near St. Paris and one east of Lima.

“Scattered showers and storms are still going to develop this afternoon,” said Meteorologist Erica Collura. “Very heavy rain is likely with any of these.”

Rain activity could be scattered in nature.

High temperatures should be in the low- to mid-80s, Collura said.

Saturday will be soggy with showers and scattered thunderstorms through the day, especially late, Collura said. High temperatures on Saturday will be in the mid-70s.

Sunday will include scattered showers and thunderstorms and highs will be in the mid-70s.

In the Western U.S., blazing hot temperatures are expected this weekend. According to the National Weather Service, a strong high-pressure system will settle over the region today and bring temperatures such as 129 degrees to the notoriously hot Death Valley in California.

The world record for heat is 134 degrees, which was logged in Death Valley exactly one century ago, according to The Associated Press.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency today issued information regarding the effects of extreme heat on humans.

“In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature,” FEMA officials said in a release. “Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition.

“Older adults, young children and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat,” the release said.

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