DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – 4:00 P.M. UPDATE: Rain and thunderstorms are rolling in from the west Friday evening.

Storm Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis is tracking showers and thunderstorms, but said the big concern for Friday night will be strong gusts of winds. The rain, storms and strong winds could persist into Saturday, but forecasts are calling for a somewhat nicer Sunday, with just a slight chance of rain.

The rain and storms moving west to east across the Miami Valley will arrive in the late evening hours. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for most of the region until Saturday afternoon.

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3:40 PM UPDATE: The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Clinton, Greene, Montgomery and Warren County have all expired.

Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Carly Smith said we are expecting 1-3 inches of rain between now and Saturday afternoon. Localized areas could receive higher rainfall amounts and this is where flash flooding will be likely.

Storm activity could pick up as we head into the evening hours.

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3:00 PM UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Clinton, Greene and Warren County until 4 p.m. Friday.

2:30 PM UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Montgomery County until 3:15 p.m. Friday.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Montgomery County. One storm is tracking NE at 35 mph into Greene County. Another Severe Thunderstorm Warning is tracking from Warren County in Greene County. 60 mph wind gusts and a lot of lightning in these storms.

This comes as rain and thunderstorms continue moving northeast across the Miami Valley. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. In Ohio, Montgomery, Greene, Preble, Darke, Miami, Champaign, Logan, Shelby, Mercer and Auglaize County are included in the watch.

6:00 AM UPDATE: Rain and thunderstorms track northeast across the Miami Valley.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 2 pm Saturday afternoon. In Ohio, Montgomery, Greene, Preble, Darke, Miami, Champaign, Logan, Shelby, Mercer and Auglaize County are included in the watch. Wayne County Indiana is also under the Flash Flood Watch.

Current Temps

Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Carly Smith said we are expecting 1-3 inches of rain between now and Saturday afternoon. Localized areas could receive higher rainfall amounts and this is where flash flooding will be likely.

A flash flood can happen quickly. Be prepared to move to higher ground if a Flash Flood Warning is issued by the National Weather Service. Drivers are reminded to watch out for flooded roads after downpours and always remember to turn around and don’t drown.

Carly said there is a marginal risk of severe weather with 60 mph wind gusts possible in the thunderstorms. Flooding is a concern heading into Saturday with a slight risk of excessive rainfall.

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Carly said we will see off and on storms Friday with the main risk being heavy downpours, lowering visibility and some localized flooding. Some 60 mph wind gusts are also possible.

We can expect a break in the rain around lunchtime Friday with isolated storms in the early afternoon then numerous storms in the evening.

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