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Miami Valley , Whitewater Valley, and the I-71 corridor of Ohio/Indiana:

High pressure will build in allowing for some pm sun but cold to lock in today. This will set the stage for the next possible winter storm that will track further North. Current forecast tracks are for the low to track just West of the Appalachian mountains weakening as it goes into West Virginia and then transferring its energy to a low off the coast of Virginia. Initially some warm aloft (Over our heads) will accompany the storm Tuesday evening allowing for a rain/sleet/freezing rain mix to occur but as the low weakens colder air will filter in aloft changing precipitation to snow late Tuesday night and Wednesday am. This would put moderate accumulations of snow and some ice accumulations across the I-71 corridor and mainly rain SE of the I-71 corridor. Areas well NW of the I-71 corridor may stay all snow with significant accumulations likely. Also along the I-71 corridor ice accumulations of 0.2 to 0.5 inches could occur and this is enough to cut power lines and take down tree limbs. There could be serious implications if this storm stays majority ice and snow. Stay tuned as there are several more model runs to analyze as this is a developing winter storm and has the potential to shift in track and bring significant winter weather to the area.

Behind this storm very cold air will return to the region with another brief high pressure building in. Another low pressure may effect the region over the weekend.

The following is the seven day forecast for the Dayton metro area and a 50 mile radius around it. Other metro areas like Columbus, Cincinnati, and Portsmouth are not included. For those areas please request a separate forecast. Thanks.

Today 2/3 - Mostly cloudy gradually becoming mostly sunny. Winds N 5 to 10 mph. High 30.

Tonight 2/3 - Partly cloudy. Winds NE 5 to 10 mph. Low 17.

Tuesday 2/4 - Mostly cloudy, light snow developing late. Winds NE 10 to 20 mph. High late day of 31. Chance of precipitation 50%.

Tues night 2/4 - Mostly cloudy, snow/freezing rain/sleet heavy at times, changing to snow. (Rain SE of I-71) Winds NE 10 to 20 mph. Low 26. Chance of precipitation 100%.

Wednesday 2/5 - Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers before noon, then scattered flurries. Winds NW 10 to 20 mph. High falling through the 20s. Chance of snow 70%.

Wed night 2/5 - Mostly cloudy. Low 8.

Thursday 2/6 - Partly cloudy. High 15.

Thur night 2/6 - Partly cloudy. Low 3.

Friday 2/7 - Mostly cloudy. High 19.

Fri night 2/7 - Mostly cloudy. Low 10.

Saturday 2/8 - Mostly cloudy. High 25.

Sat night 2/8 - Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers late. Low 25. Chance of precipitation 60%.

Sunday 2/9 - Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers. High 31. Chance of snow 60%.

Sun night 2/9 - Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers. Low 18. Chance of snow 70%.



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