5-Day Forecast with Eric Elwell

Strong, severe storms possible early evening

The potential for severe weather, including heavy rain, hail and gusty winds increases tonight, most likely after the evening commute. Stay tuned to WHIO for live coverage when storm activity moves in to the area.

  • Strong, severe storms possible early evening
  • Main threats: hail, heavy rain and gusty winds
  • I-70 and south under greatest threat

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Severe storms are expected to move through the southern part of the Miami Valley early this evening, StormCenter 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Those along and south of I-70 will have the best chance to see strong to severe storms, although everyone in the area needs to stay aware.

Tonight: Showers with embedded storms push through during the evening commute. It will be well into the evening before they clear the eastern portions of the Miami Valley. The biggest threats will be strong to damaging winds, localized heavy rain and hail. Showers and storms taper overnight. Patchy fog is possible.

Wednesday: It will be mostly cloudy early with some breaks in the clouds during the day. Highs will move above normal to the mid-70s. It does look like there will be some dry time with the slight chance for a few passing showers. Clouds will increase again overnight.

Thursday: A cold front will bring an end to the unsettled weather pattern. Highs will soar to around 80 degrees. Scattered showers and storms are expected to develop, especially toward the end of the day and through the evening hours. An isolated severe threat is possible along with the chance for frequent lightning.

Friday: Clouds will break in the afternoon hours. It will be cooler behind the front with temperatures in the upper 60s.

Saturday: It will be even cooler to start the weekend with scattered showers. It will be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the upper 50s.

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds is expected. A few light showers will be possible north. Highs will reach up to near 60 degrees.

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