Thursday Night: Few Showers Early. Mostly Cloudy. Mild.
Low: 58. Wind: 6-12 mph.
Friday: Quiet During The Day. Some Sunshine. Strong to Severe Storms After Dark.
High: 72 (Record) Wind: 15-25 mph, Gusts To 60 mph Or Greater In Storms.
Saturday: Much Cooler. Scattered Flurries and Sprinkles. Very Windy. No Accumulation.
High: 39. Wind: 20-30 mph, Gusts To 40 mph.
We did it again! The temperature at Dayton International Airport rose to 70 degrees at 1:45 pm Thursday, breaking the old record of 68° set in 1985. A few scattered showers and storms will pop-up in the Miami Valley this evening as temperatures hold steady in the 60s. We're not looking at severe weather tonight, and by Friday morning, we're going to be quiet and warm with a few clouds. By lunchtime, more sunshine will pop up, bringing us back into the 70s. This will break another high temperature record!
Severe thunderstorms will be possible after sunset as a strong cold front and cold air aloft interact with our unseasonably warm surface air. Storms will develop in Indiana around sunset and then intensify as the move toward the Miami Valley. The timing seems to be that storms will enter our western communities between 8 and 9 pm. The core of the Dayton metro will see the strong line of storms with damaging wind potential between 9 and 11 pm. By midnight, we will likely be in the clear. Damaging straight line wind is the greatest risk, but storms could produce some hail. Rotating storms cannot be ruled out either, so we will have to prepare for all types of severe weather.
Once the cold front passes, Saturday's high temperature will only reach the upper-30s. A few light flurries and sprinkles are possible, but no snow will accumulate. Sunday will bring partly cloudy skies and highs back to the mid-40s. Early next week, another round of mixed precipitation is likely Monday morning. This will transition to all rain in the afternoon and evening. By midweek and the beginning of March, we'll be back to nearly 60 degrees with thunderstorms once again possible. The end of next week could bring cold air completing the wild weather ride coming our way.
Today's Record Temperatures