Miami Valley , Whitewater Valley, and the I-71 corridor of Ohio/Indiana:
High pressure in control will keep skies clear and winds light tonight. This will allow temperatures to once again fall below zero overnight any light breeze will make for wind chills as low as -15. Tomorrow high pressure will begin to fade allowing a strong storm to move up the East Coast. Our region will be West of this storm however winds will become East/Northeast keeping temperatures down for one more day. Even with that said temperatures will be much milder tomorrow with highs in the upper 20s and even near 30 in a few locations South. A weak front will approach from the NW late Thursday but before it gets here, Thursday winds will switch SW and get temperatures above freezing for the first time in a week. This front will set temperatures back below the freezing mark both Friday and Saturday allowing a couple of disturbances to rotate through keeping the chances of light snow showers in the forecast. The first disturbance will move South of the region Friday morning giving areas South of us a round of 1 to 4 inches of snow. If this system tracks further North than we could see some of this. Saturday the second will track right over our region giving us maybe an inch or two. This system however will be accompanied by a warm front bringing milder air in behind it by Monday with highs in the 40s.
Big warm up in store late next week ahead of an approaching Pacific Ocean storm. This system could bring temperatures near 55 or even 60 degrees next Thursday the 20th and lasting for a few days before a sharp front arrives over the following weekend bringing winter back. With this system there stands the potential of very heavy rain over snow melt. Stay tuned.
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 2/11 - Mostly clear. Winds calm. Low 0 to -5. (-10 in rural areas) Wind chills as low as -15.
Wednesday 2/12 - Mostly sunny, becoming partly sunny. Winds E 5 mph. High 28.
Wed night 2/12 - Partly cloudy. Winds NE 5 mph. Low 16.
Thursday 2/13 - Mostly sunny. Winds SW 5 to 15 mph. High 35.
Thur night 2/13 - Mostly cloudy. Winds SW 5 to 15 mph. Low 26.
Friday 2/14 - Mostly cloudy. High 30.
Fri night 2/14 - Partly cloudy. Low 10.
Saturday 2/15 - Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers late. High 25. Chance of snow 50%.
Sat night 2/15 - Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers. Low 20. Chance of snow 50%.
Sunday 2/16 - Partly sunny. High 33.
Sun night 2/16 - Mostly cloudy. Low 29.
Monday 2/17 - Mostly cloudy, scattered rain showers. High 42. Chance of rain 70%.
Mon night 2/17 - Mostly cloudy, a chance of scattered snow showers. Low 27. Chance of snow 40%.
Tuesday 2/18 - Mostly cloudy, a chance of scattered snow showers. High 32. Chance of snow 30%.
Tues night 2/18 - Partly cloudy. Low 20.