DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –
Evening Forecast Update: The chance of severe weather Thursday is still a possibility, with clouds moving in tonight around 7 p.m. and bringing potential storms with them. Maybe even some thunder in the night.
Storm Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis is tracking a chance of showers south of I-70 in the morning hours and even some snow for counties further north in the late afternoon.
Midday Forecast Update: There is a marginal risk of severe weather on Thursday for counties along and south of I-70.
Today started with dense fog. The advisory has been lifted, but there is still patchy fog in the Miami Valley. Temperatures are in the 40s with a stratus deck holding steady in the Miami Valley.
Unfortunately, it does not look like we will see as much sun as originally forecasted. Highs will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s.
Rain will move into the area this evening after 5 p.m. The rain will be scattered at first, but become widespread overnight. A few thunderstorms may be embedded in the rain. Expect periods with heavy rain and gusty wind overnight. Lows will be in the 50s.
We will continue to be dealing with periods of heavy downpours during the morning commute. An early morning thunderstorm is also possible.
The risk of severe weather is low on Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There is a brief window where there may be enough energy for stronger storms to develop near Warren and Clinton Counties. Most of the strong to severe storms will be across southern Ohio and Kentucky on Thursday.
It will be very windy on Thursday. Non-thunderstorm wind gusts are expected around 40-50 mph starting around 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The wind will be sustained out of the northeast 15- 25 mph through Friday morning. The wind will relax throughout the day on Friday.
Morning Update: A Dense Fog Advisory was been issued for parts of the Miami Valley Wednesday morning until 11 a.m.
Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Carly Smith said we will start the morning with patchy dense fog. The lowest visibility is through Dayton, Troy, Bellefontaine and Urbana. The fog will clear out late this morning. We will start to see more sunshine heading into the lunch hour. That sun will boost temperatures well into the 60s in the afternoon.
There is a chance of rain later in the day. Rain, heavy at times with a chance of thunder is possible overnight and into Thursday.
The National Weather Service advised divers to slow down and use caution on the roads as the fog causes a wide range of visibilities.
[515 am] Fog across the area is causing a wide range in visibilities early this morning. This will impact the morning commute. Motorists should be prepared for quick changes in visibility along their route. Slow down and use extra caution. The fog will dissipate by mid morning. pic.twitter.com/JQpJojQjyn— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) March 17, 2021
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