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Snow/sleet/freezing rain significant accumulations likely

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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.....
Snow initially this evening will mix and even change to a sleet/freezing rain mix as warm air comes in aloft (Over our heads). 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/sleet 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.

Tonight 2/4 - Mostly cloudy, snow mixing with and changing to freezing rain/sleet heavy at times, back to snow late. (Rain/Ice SE of I-71) Winds NE 10 to 20 mph. Low 24 rising to near 31 by dawn. 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 10 inches 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 31 falling into the 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. Wind chill as low as -5.

Thursday 2/6 - Partly cloudy. Winds W 5 to 15 mph. High 15.

Thur night 2/6 - Partly cloudy. Winds W 5 to 15 mph. Low 0. Wind chill as low as -10

Friday 2/7 - Mostly sunny. High 19.

Fri night 2/7 - Mostly cloudy. Low 9.

Saturday 2/8 - Mostly cloudy. High 25.

Sat night 2/8 - Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers late. Low 16. Chance of precipitation 60%.

Sunday 2/9 - Mostly cloudy, scattered snow showers. High 20. Chance of snow 60%.

Sun night 2/9 - Mostly cloudy, a chance of scattered snow showers. Low 5. Chance of snow 30%.

Monday 2/10 - Partly sunny. High 15.

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

Tuesday 2/11 - Partly cloudy. High 22.

Tues night 2/11 - Partly cloudy. Low 8.

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