Chance for rain, storms return late Thursday, first look at Easter forecast


  • Showers and storms return Thursday
  • Wet and cool Friday, Saturday
  • Warmer for Easter Sunday

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Overnight: It will be cloudy and mild through the overnight hours, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said, with temperatures in the lower 60s.

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Thursday: A cloudy and mild start to the morning with a few passing showers possible, mainly north and west of Dayton. It will get drier by midday with more showers and storms arriving from the northwest late in the afternoon and into the evening. Winds will blow through the area at times with gusts around 35 mph. Rain and storms will march east with the front through the night. Severe weather is not expected, but localized heavy rain is possible.

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Friday: Expect a wet morning commute with scattered showers. Occasional showers will still be possible at any point during the day, but not as widespread. It will be breezy and much cooler with highs in the mid-50s.

Saturday: Some passing showers will linger to start the weekend. Heavy downpours will add to rain totals that could reach 2 to 3 inches in some spots. Drier conditions will return Saturday night as the system pulls away. It will be another cooler than normal day with highs in the lower 50s.

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Easter: Above-normal weather conditions will make for a warmer Sunday. High temperatures will reach 70 degrees. Morning clouds will decrease through the day, allowing for some sunshine.
Monday: Partly cloudy conditions are expected with the chance for showers. Highs will reach into the lower 70s.

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