Chance for rain, thunderstorms tonight; Gusty winds, more showers Wednesday

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

Today will start partly sunny, with clouds increasing in the afternoon ahead of rain and thunderstorm chances in the late afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

The NWS said that there will be scattered showers and a few thunderstorms starting in the early afternoon, west and along the Interstate 75 corridor.

There is a chance for gusty winds and hail in southeast Indiana tonight.

Overnight, there will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with rain likely after midnight.

High temperatures will be around 78 degrees, falling to a low around 61 degrees overnight.

Wednesday will be cooler and rainy, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, with rain likely in the afternoon. Highs will be around 76 degrees.

There’s a marginal risk for strong to severe storms, with gusty winds and large hail possible. Some areas could see heavy localized rain, according to NWS.

The showers and chance of storms will continue through midnight, dropping to a chance of showers and thunderstorms around 2 a.m. Lows will be around 60 degrees.

The forecast during the day on Thursday is similar to Wednesday, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Rain chances will start to taper off in the afternoon and evening, but Dayton still has at least a 60% chance of rain.

Clouds will gradually decrease in the afternoon and evening, and rain chances will drop around dark, with just a slight chance of showers through midnight.

Highs will be around 74 degrees on Thursday, and lows will be around 59 degrees.

Friday will kick off a dry spell, with partly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s.

Skies will be mostly clear through the weekend with temperatures lingering in the high 70s and low 80s.

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