Rain, storms return this weekend

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Rain, storms return this weekend

The rain has moved out for tonight, but will return as we head into the weekend, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

A strong cold front is expected to enter the area Saturday evening, which will bring with it numerous showers and storms.  Gusty winds will develop ahead of the front.

Showers and storms will move into the area Saturday between 6 p.m. and midnight. A few storms could produce strong winds and locally heavy rainfall. The rain should exit the Miami Valley by early Sunday morning. 

By late Sunday, the remnants of what is now Tropical Storm Nate will approach from the south. Rain is expected to redevelop across the Miami Valley near or shortly after dark Sunday and continue into Sunday night.

While the exact track of Nate is still in question, some parts of the Miami Valley could pick up more heavy rainfall Sunday night into Monday. Right now, the area most likely to get the heaviest rain looks be be along and southeast of the Interstate 71 corridor. 

Those with outdoor plans this weekend should monitor the latest weather forecasts for changing weather conditions and make sure you have the  WHIO Weather App.

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