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Clouds and stars mixed, a milder night in store

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

Synopsis,
A mild night is in store as a warm front lifts through the region keeping some clouds around and a southerly breeze. Tomorrow will be very mild ahead of an approaching winter storm. Tomorrow's highs will approach the lower and even middle 60s for some. Tomorrow night a front will slip South combining with a low pressure that will strengthen quicky and draw cold air down from Canada. Rain will transition to snow by morning Wednesday with snowfall amounts generally around 1 to 3 inches some locations South will see less and North of I-70 will see more. This is all still dependent on the exact track as this will determine how fast the change over occurs. Winds will gust to 45 mph with falling temps so any precipitation on the ground will freeze rapidly by Wednesday afternoon and night. Temps by Thursday morning will be in the single digits and wind chills near -10 for some.

Long range:
Mild air returns quickly Friday before another cold shot comes late in the weekend followed by a few days of colder air.

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 3/10 - Partly cloudy, mostly cloudy late with a sprinkle by dawn. Winds SW 5 to 15 mph. Low 42.

Tuesday 3/11 - Partly sunny a slight chance of a sprinkle early, becoming mostly cloudy by evening. Winds SW 5 to 15 mph. High 62.

Tues night 3/11 - Mostly cloudy, rain late, heavy at times by dawn. Winds calm becoming NE 5 mph late. Low 38. Chance of precipitation 100%. Rainfall around a half of an inch or less.

Wednesday 3/12 - Mostly cloudy, rain changing to snow becoming scattered snow showers by pm. Breezy. Winds NE becoming N 15 to 25 mph gust to 45 mph possible. High 38 around dawn falling through the 20s. Chance of precipitation 100%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch possible. 1 to 3 inches of snow possible. North of I-70, 2 to 5 inches possible.

Wed night 3/12 - Mostly cloudy, a few scattered snow showers early, then clearing by dawn. Breezy early. Winds NW 15 to 25 mph, gust to 35 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph late. Low 7. Wind chills as low as -10.

Thursday 3/13 - Mostly sunny. High 29.

Thur night 3/13 - Mostly clear. Low 24.

Friday 3/14 - Mostly sunny, becoming partly sunny. High 53.

Fri night 3/14 - Mostly cloudy, scattered rain showers. Low 34. Chance of rain 60%.

Saturday 3/15 - Mostly cloudy, a chance of a few scattered rain showers early. High 47. Chance of rain 30%.

Sat night 3/15 - Mostly cloudy. Low 28.

Sunday 3/16 - Mostly cloudy. High 36.

Sun night 3/16 - Partly cloudy. Low 18.

Monday 3/17 - Partly sunny. High 28.

Mon night 3/17 - Mostly clear. Low 20.