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

Hazardous Outlook: Winter Storm Warning from 1am tonight through 1am Saturday am......

Rain will move though the region tonight slowly transitioning to freezing rain and sleet by dawn from NW to SE. Light ice accumulations of 0.1 to 0.2 of an inch and sleet accumulations of a half an inch or less will be likely for the I-71 corridor by dawn. The mix will change to snow during the day Friday and become heavy at times Friday afternoon and evening before tapering off Friday night around midnight. 3 to 7 inches of snow can be expected along the I-71 corridor by dawn Saturday. Some areas just North and West of this corridor will see isolated amounts of 9 inches due to a quicker change over to snow. The cold air will be more shallow as you head South and East of this corridor. Amounts of snow will quickly drop off to near just an inch around Chillicothe. However these places may see ice accumulations of near 0.25 of an inch, significant enough to knock power lines and tree limbs down. Stay tuned for further details.

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 12/5 - Mostly cloudy, scattered rain showers will become a steady rain becoming mixed with and changing to sleet/freezing rain late. Winds N 5 to 15 mph. Low 30. Chance of precipitation 100%. Rainfall around 0.25 of an inch, ice accumulations late of 0.20 inches or less.

Friday 12/6 - Mostly cloudy, sleet/freezing rain changing to snow midday. Snow may be heavy at times during the late afternoon and evening. Winds N 5 to 15 mph, gusting to 20 mph. High 31 falling into the upper 20s late. Chance of precipitation 100%. Ice accumulation of 0.20 inches, snowfall around 2 to 4 inches.

Fri night 12/6 - Mostly cloudy, snow before midnight Winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 17. Chance of snow 100%. Snowfall 1 to 3 inches.

Saturday 12/7 - Partly sunny. Winds NW 10 mph. High 24.

Sat night 12/7 - Increasing clouds. Winds NE 5 to 15 mph. Low 13.

Sunday 12/8 - Mostly cloudy, Snow becoming likely. High late day of 31. Chance of precipitation 100%.

Sun night 12/8 - Mostly cloudy, snow/sleet/freezing rain becoming rain late. Low rising to 35. Chance of precipitation 100%.

Monday 12/9 - Mostly cloudy. High 35 falling into the 20s.

Mon night 12/9 - Partly cloudy, a chance of scattered snow showers. Low 15. Chance of snow 30%.

Tuesday 12/10 - Partly sunny, a slight chance of scattered snow showers. High 19. Chance of snow 20%.

Tues night 12/10 - Partly cloudy. Low 9.

Wednesday 12/11 - Partly sunny. High 20.

Wed night 12/11 - Mostly clear. Low 8.

Thursday 12/12 - Mostly sunny. High 26.

Thur night 12/12 - Mostly clear. Low 17.

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