Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the timing and impacts of the rain and storms Thursday.

Today’s weather impact: Flooding and strong storms

After a very wet Wednesday, which broke a record for rainfall at the Dayton International Airport, today will be even more active. Heavy rain, gusty winds and even an isolated severe storm will be possible heading into the afternoon and evening.

Flood Warning issued for Champaign, Clark, Logan, Miami and Shelby counties until 8 p.m.

Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Preble County and Wayne County, Ind. until 6:15 p.m.

Flash Flood Warning issued for Great Miami River at Taylorsville from 1 a.m. until 8:40 a.m. Friday

Wind Advisory issued for the entire Miami Valley from 7 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. Friday

Flood Watch for entire Miami Valley through Friday AM

Here's what you need to know: 

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar 

Timing: 

  • Impactful weather from midday through Friday morning  

Weather Threats: 

  • Flooding - One to two more inches of rain could fall through today. River, creeks and streams could still rise Friday morning
  • Severe Weather- Isolated strong to severe storms could develop late afternoon and evening, highest chance is in Indiana but threats include damaging winds and even a brief spin-up
  • Power Outages- Strong winds tonight and early Friday combined with wet soil could lead to tree damage or isolated power outages  

>> Flooding, high water cause road closures throughout the Miami Valley 

Rivers: 

  • Minor flooding is expected along the Great Miami River in Troy, Miamisburg and Huber Heights.
  • The Mad River in Springfield is expected to reach minor flood stage
  • Great Miami River at Sidney and Middletown are expected to reach minor flood stage 
  • Swollen banks along the Great Miami especially near Dayton will also be visible
  • Creeks/streams will overflow throughout today as heavy rain returns
  • Anyone along the Great Miami River should monitor for quickly changing conditions tonight and Friday

Driving Impacts: 

  • Standing water on roads 
  • Poor visibility from heavy rain 
  • Strong winds may cause drivers to swerve even Friday morning once rain has ended 

>> YOU NEED THIS: Download the WHIO Weather App 

Cold: 

  • Temperatures by Friday will fall almost 40 degrees into the 20s 
  • Isolated slick spots could develop Friday night

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