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Scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms, some peaks of sun, breezy

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

Synopsis,
Scattered showers this morning will give way to widely scattered showers and a few isolated thunderstorms by the afternoon with some peaks of sun. Any sun ahead of the front will likely give way to thunderstorm development along the front by afternoon. This front will allow some mixing of air to give showers the ability to produce strong gusty winds at times. Winds may gust to 40 mph at times in the heavier showers and especially in any thunderstorms that may develop. Rain showers will become a steady rain tonight behind the cold front as a low tracks along the front just the our SE. This rain will eventually transition to wet snow by dawn bringing an inch or less on grassy surfaces as cold air is ushered in on very gusty winds overnight. Again gust may approach 40 mph from the NW as this low strengthens and moves NE. Tomorrow high pressure will settle in late bringing clearing skies by days end and lighter winds. Overnight temps will drop to the lower 20s in many locations. This will likely kill any tender vegetation that has started to grow over the last few days.Take precautions to cover and protect these plants. Milder air returns Wednesday and definitely Thursday as a SW wind begins to take hold ahead of our next weather maker. Friday another cold front will approach late in the day with breezy showery weather lasting into the night and early Saturday.

Long range:
Cooler air settles in Easter weekend with a sun and clouds mix, chances for showers appear likely too as an upper level low keeps disturbed weather around.

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.
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Today 4/14 - Mostly cloudy, scattered showers early then peaks of sun with a chance of showers and a thunderstorm. Breezy. Winds SW 15 to 25 mph, gust to 40 mph along the front. High 68. Chance

of rain 100%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch, higher amounts

possible in and around thunderstorms.

Tonight

4/14 - Mostly cloudy, Rain, mixing with and changing to snow by dawn.

Breezy. Winds NW 10 to 20 mph, gust to 35 mph. Low 33. Chance of

precipitation 100%. Rainfall around a quarter to half of an inch.

Snowfall a half an inch or less.

Tuesday 4/15 - Mostly cloudy, am scattered am snow showers, then gradually becoming mostly sunny. Breezy. Winds NW 10 to 20 mph. High near 40. Chance of snow 50%. Snowfall around a half an inch or less.

Tues night 4/15 - Mostly clear. Winds N 5 to 10 mph. Hard freeze likely. Low 23.

Wednesday 4/16 - Mostly sunny. Winds E 5 to 10 mph. High 50.

Wed night 4/16 - Mostly clear. Low 35.

Thursday 4/17 - Mostly sunny. High 65.

Thur night 4/17 - Partly cloudy. Low 43.

Friday 4/18 - Partly sunny. High 67.

Fri night 4/18 - Mostly cloudy, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Low 49. Chance of rain 80%.

Saturday 4/19 - Mostly cloudy, a slight chance of scattered showers. High 60. Chance of rain 20%.

Sat night 4/19 - Partly cloudy. Low 43.

Easter 4/20 - Partly sunny, a slight chance of scattered showers. High 60. Chance of rain 20%.

Easter night 4/20 - Mostly cloudy. Low 39.