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

Winter Storm Warning for tomorrow night through Wednesday morning.....
The Current forecast track is 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 freezing rain/sleet to mix in with snow before midnight tomorrow night, as the low weakens colder air will filter in aloft changing precipitation to snow after midnight Tuesday night and lasting through 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. This means snowfall amounts of 6 to 10 inches will be common NW of I-71 with 4 to 9 inches along I-71. SE of I-71 accumulations will significantly drop off to nothing in South central Ohio. Ice accumulations of 0.1 to 0.2 of an inch could be also possible along the I-71 corridor. Near a half an inch of ice could be possible further SE. Stay tuned for further details.

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.

Tonight 2/3 - Partly cloudy. Winds NE 5 to 10 mph. Low 16.

Tuesday 2/4 - Mostly cloudy, light snow/freezing rain developing after sunset. Winds NE 10 to 20 mph. High late day of 32. Chance of precipitation 50%. Snowfall a half an inch or less.

Tues night 2/4 - Mostly cloudy, snow/freezing rain/sleet heavy at times early then snow heavy at times. (Rain/Ice SE of I-71) Winds NE 10 to 20 mph. Low 26. Chance of precipitation 100%. Snowfall 4 to 8 inches along I-71, 6 to 10 NW, and ice of 0.1 of an inch near I-71.

Wednesday 2/5 - Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers before noon, then scattered flurries. Blowing and drifting snow. Winds NW 10 to 20 mph, gust to 25 mph. High steady in the middle 20s. Chance of snow 70%. Snowfall around one inch.

Wed night 2/5 - Mostly cloudy. Blowing snow possible. Winds N 5 to 15 mph, gust to 20 mph. Low 8.

Thursday 2/6 - Partly cloudy. High 15.

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

Friday 2/7 - Mostly cloudy. High 20.

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

Saturday 2/8 - Mostly cloudy. High 24.

Sat night 2/8 - Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers late. Low 18. Chance of precipitation 60%.

Sunday 2/9 - Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers. High 27. Chance of snow 60%.

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

Monday 2/10 - Partly sunny. High 20.

Mon night 2/10 - Partly cloudy. Low 10.



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