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

High pressure to our East will break down today allowing for an increase in clouds by pm. A cold front will approach the area from the NW late tonight bringing cloudy skies overnight. Tomorrow this front will stall across the region sparking a some light snow/rain showers. Tomorrow night this front will be pushed North by a developing low pressure over Texas. This low will track NE toward our region overnight Friday night bringing in warm air at the surface. This will initially bring light snow/sleet and freezing rain as temperatures drop a bit early on then rise toward daybreak Saturday changing any frozen precipitation to plain rain by dawn. Temperatures Saturday will be mild with highs in the middle to upper 40s with rain showers at times. As this low passes to our NE it will drag a cold front across the region changing rain back to some snow Saturday night and Sunday morning. Light snow accumulations could be possible. Stay tuned for further details on any advisories that may be needed.

The same cold front will continue to drape itself across our region through early next week. This means very cold air will be felt just to our NW and very mild air will be just to our SE. We will be in between these two air masses making for a battle ground of several lows. Precipitation types are to still be determined but any adjustment South in the cold front could mean significant snow or ice accumulations early next week.

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 1/30 - Mostly sunny early then increasing clouds. Winds S 10 to 20 mph. High 31.

Tonight 1/30 - Mostly cloudy. Winds SW 5 to 15 mph. Low 23.

Friday 1/31 - Mostly cloudy, a chance of scattered snow/rain showers. Winds SW 5 to 15 mph. High 34. Chance of precipitation 40%.

Fri night 1/31 - Mostly cloudy, a chance of light rain/freezing rain. Winds SE 5 to 15 mph. Low 30 early then rising to 40 by dawn. Chance of precipitation 40%.

Saturday 2/1 - Mostly cloudy, a chance of scattered rain showers mainly NW. Winds SW 5 to 15 mph. High 48. Chance of precipitation 30%.

Sat night 2/1 - Mostly cloudy, scattered rain showers changing to snow showers after 3am. Low 25. Chance of precipitation 70%.

Sunday 2/2 - Mostly cloudy, a chance of scattered snow showers early and mainly SE. High 29. Chance of snow 40%.

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

Monday 2/3 - Mostly sunny. High 27.

Mon night 2/3 - Increasing clouds. Low 20.

Tuesday 2/4 - Mostly cloudy, scattered rain showers developing. High late day of 44. Chance of rain 80%.

Tues night 2/4 - Mostly cloudy, scattered rain showers. Low 44. Chance of rain 100%.

Wednesday 2/5 - Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers. High 44 early falling into the 20s. Chance of snow 50%.

Wed night 2/5 - Mostly cloudy, a chance of scattered snow showers. Low 13. Chance of snow 30%.



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