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Cloudy and cold, winter storm tonight

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

Synopsis,
Winter Storm Warning for tonight through tomorrow morning.....
Latest model runs is for the storm to track just SE of the Ohio river up the Ohio/West Virginia border into Pittsburgh PA before transferring energy over to the coast. This will bring snow initially this evening then snow will mix and even change to a period of freezing rain as warm air comes in aloft (Over our heads). After midnight the mix will change back to snow by dawn with some additional accumulation likely. Ice accumulations of 0.1 to 0.3 of an inch will be possible along I-71 with snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches. Areas well NW of I-71 will stay mostly snow, totals there will range from 6 to 10 inches. Areas SE of I-71 will see considerably lesser amounts of snow but higher totals in ice. Ice accumulations over 0.25 of an inch can cause problems with power lines and tree limbs. Ice accumulations of 0.5 is when huge problems really begin with tree damage and power damage. If you are in area outlined by these ice totals be ready for possible power loss.

During the day tomorrow winds will pick up out of the North blowing snow and drifting in some regions. Temperatures will really being to fall behind the storm into the single digits. High pressure will build in through early Saturday keeping cold air around. Another storm system will be possible Saturday night and Sunday.

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 2/4 - Mostly cloudy, light snow/freezing rain developing after 6pm. Winds NE 10 to 20 mph. High 33. Chance of precipitation 40%. Snowfall a half an inch or less.

Tonight 2/4 - Mostly cloudy, snow/freezing rain/sleet heavy at times then snow late heavy at times. (Rain/Ice SE of I-71) Winds NE 10 to 20 mph. Low 28. Chance of precipitation 100%. Snowfall 3 to 6 inches along I-71 with ice accumulations of 0.1 to 0.3 near I-71, 6 to 10inches NW.

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 50%. Snowfall around one inch.

Wed night 2/5 - Mostly cloudy. Blowing snow possible. Winds N 5 to 15 mph, gust to 20 mph. Low 9.

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 70%.

Sunday 2/9 - Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers. High 27. Chance of snow 70%.

Sun night 2/9 - Mostly cloudy, a chance of scattered snow showers. Low 13. Chance of snow 30%.

Monday 2/10 - Partly sunny. High 20.

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

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