Wet morning commute for the Miami Valley

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People in the Miami Valley are waking up to wet conditions Wednesday morning.

Most of the area has seen steady rain for nearly 24 hours.

That rain will mean a wet morning commute for drivers.

Authorities say it’s important o see and be seen in rainy conditions.

AAA says drivers should check windshield wipers and lights on vehicles before leaving home.

Also, drivers should avoid using cruise control in wet conditions.

AAA says tires can lose contact with the road and start hydroplaning or skidding on wet pavement,even at speeds as low as 35 miles per hour.

If that happens, AAA says avoid slamming on your brakes. Drivers should slow down and continue steering in the direction you want your car to go.

Authorities also urge drivers to slow down and leave plenty of space between vehicles.

According to AAA, wet pavement contributes to 1.2 million traffic crashes every year.

Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik says rain will continue for most of the area through the morning commute. Some areas could also see fog and a drop in visibility.

Steady rain tails off Wednesday afternoon, but rain chances continue throughout the evening hours and into Thursday. Rain briefly moves out the area by Friday night, but could return late Saturday afternoon. Easter Sunday looks dry, but cooler with highs in the upper 40s.

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