High winds, rain and record breaking warmth today

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6:30 P.M. UPDATE: The flood warning for the Great Miami River at Sidney was canceled.

Wind will continue to be the biggest issue tonight. Wind gusts will be 50-60 mph between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Sunday morning. The strongest wind gust will be around 10 p.m. Gusty winds will continue as a cold front tracks through the Miami Valley. Wind gusts will not be associated with thunderstorms. There is no threat for severe weather. The rain is becoming scattered and there is no threat for flooding in the Miami Valley. The wind will be calm by Sunday afternoon.

The record high was set today. The temperature in Dayton reached 67 degrees at 12:54 p.m. smashing the previous record of 59 degrees set in 2018. Low temperatures will drop heading into the evening, but for now, we also have a record minimum of 56 degrees. The current record is 53 degrees also set in 2018.

4:00 P.M. UPDATE:

WIND: There are several important updates to the Storm Team 2 Forecast. Wind will be the biggest issues heading into Saturday night. A high wind warning is in place for wind gusts around 55 mph. High profile vehicles will have trouble in these conditions. Fallen tree branches and scattered power outages are also possible.

RAIN: The threat of severe weather has shifted east of the Miami Valley. There is no threat for severe thunderstorms. The flood watch was canceled for the Miami Valley. Rain will begin to come to an end from the NE to the SW. Widespread rain will continue through 6 p.m. becoming scattered and isolated through midnight. Any threat for snow will stay north and west of the Miami Valley. The Great Maimi River at Sidney is forecasted to crest around 11 feet tonight at midnight.

TEMPS: At 8 a.m. the record high was already broken with a temperature of 61 degrees. The previous record in Dayton was 59 degrees reached in 2013, 2017, and 2018. Tonight temperatures will drop quickly as a cold front moves through around 1 a.m. The cold front and the associated low will pass over the Miami Valley increasing wind speeds overnight. Temperatures will still be in the 60s around 9 p.m. tonight. We will be in the 30s behind the front. Highs on Sunday will be around 40 degrees.

MORNING FORECAST: More like a spring day than a day in mid January. Strong winds, rain, record breaking warmth and an isolated storm all in the forecast today. A powerful storm system will keep our weather active through Sunday morning. Winds could gust as high as 50-60 mph tonight.

TODAY: Windy, scattered showers and a few storms. Record warmth. High 68

Winds may gust as high as 50-60 mph this afternoon and evening.
Flood watch for counties in the Northern Miami Valley through tonight.
Half and half weekend across the Miami Valley.

TONIGHT: Strong winds, rain ends, turning much colder. Low 35

SUNDAY: Winds diminish. Much colder. Mix of clouds and sun. High 41

Still much above normal highs for the week ahead. Monday will be in the upper 40s and about 10 degrees warmer yet on Tuesday. Next chance of rain on Wednesday.

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