Flooding threat diminishes after storms bring heavy rainfall

Hot, humid conditions persist into weekend.

Showers and thunderstorms will move through parts of the region this afternoon and evening, with some of the storms capable of producing heavy rainfall.

The flooding threat has diminished but heavy rainfall is still possible during showers or storms later this evening, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Afternoon storms with heavy rain prompted the NWS to issue flash flood warnings in Montgomery, Butler and Greene counties and flood advisories for Butler, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Warren counties.

The Dayton Fire Department reported several motorists stranded in high water in downtown Dayton, which also had reports at 4 p.m. of as much as 15 inches of standing water on roadways.

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Credit: Marshall Gorby

There also were reports of trees and power lines down during the storms that at one point left more than 5,000 people in the region without power.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely through the evening hours, mainly before 9 p.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy with overnight low temperatures around 70 degrees.

Friday again will be hot and humid, though the NWS predicted heat index levels topping out in the upper 90s. Highs will be around 93. There also will be a chance for showers and storms throughout the day, especially during the afternoon.

Precipitation chances will fall overnight, with temperatures dropping to around 73 degrees.

On Saturday, the NWS again predicted hot, humid weather, with a high around 93 degrees. Heat index values are not expected to be as high, reaching a peak around 96 degrees. There will be a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms during the day on Saturday, with chances increasing in the afternoon. However, rain chances are expected to drop around dark.

Saturday night will be partly cloudy with a low around 72 degrees.

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