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Clouds break for some clearing, colder by dawn

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

Skies will clear tonight allowing temperatures to fall into the lower teens by dawn. Tomorrow a southerly flow will develop ahead of an approaching low bringing temperatures up into the middle 30s. Initially a rain or rain/snow mix will develop by pm and then change to a wet snow/sleet combo by night fall lasting until midnight. Most areas will receive a quick 1 to 3 inches of wet snow with the highest totals closer to I-70 areas south will see mostly rain with some snow late. Little if any accumulation can be expected in these areas. Temperatures moderate behind this system with a quick rise into the 50s on Thursday ahead of an approaching cold front that will bring heavy rain of around one inch and possibly even a few thunderstorms. The potential for flooding may occur with snow melt, ice jams, and heavy rain.

Long range:
Behind the system on Thursday cooler air will settle in but remain milder than we have seen with temperatures at night in the 20s and 30s and during the day near 40 to 45. By late in the weekend and early next week it appears that we go back into a colder pattern with more systems that have the potential to bring snow. How cold is still to be seen. 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 2/16 - Mostly cloudy, a few flurries early then partly cloudy late. Winds NW 5 to 10 mph. Low 12. Wind chills near -3 at times.

Monday 2/17 - Increasing clouds, pm rain and some snow mixing in at times. Winds SE 5 to 15 mph. High 35. Chance of precipitation 100%.

Mon night 2/17 - Mostly cloudy, rain/snow changing to snow before midnight then scattered flurries. Winds SE 5 to 15 mph, becoming W. Low 26. Chance of rain/snow 100%. Snowfall around 2 inches or less South, 3 inches or more North of I-70.

Tuesday 2/18 - Mostly sunny. Winds S 5 to 15 mph. High 42.

Tues night 2/18 - Partly cloudy. Winds S 5 mph. Low 32.

Wednesday 2/19 - Mostly sunny. High 39.

Wed night 2/19 - Mostly cloudy. Low 32.

Thursday 2/20 - Mostly cloudy, scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms late. Breezy. High 56. Chance of rain 100%.

Thur night 2/20 - Mostly cloudy, scattered rain showers and thunderstorms early. Breezy. Low 34. Chance of rain 100%.

Friday 2/21 - Mostly sunny. High 40.

Fri night 2/21 - Partly cloudy. Low 29.

Saturday 2/22 - Partly sunny. High 50.

Sat night 2/22 - Mostly cloudy, scattered rain/snow showers. Low 29. Chance of precipitation 30%.

Sunday 2/23 - Mostly sunny. High 29.

Sun night 2/23 - Partly cloudy. Low 14.

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