Record rainfall Wednesday in Dayton; chance for storms Thursday

The Dayton International Airport recorded a record amount of rainfall Wednesday at 2.33 inches. The old daily record of 1.29 inches was set in 1996.

Credit: Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

Credit: Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

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Partly cloudy skies are expected overnight with a chance for a passing shower or storm, mainly south. Temperatures will stay mild in the 70s overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

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  • Warm and muggy overnight
  • Pop-up storms possible Thursday, some strong
  • Unsettled weather pattern through weekend

RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts  


Thursday: Another hot and humid day is expected with highs in the middle 80s, but it will feel warmer with the humidity. Showers and storms are expected, which may become strong or possibly severe with damaging winds and flooding the main concern. Any storm has the potential to create hazardous travel conditions when caught driving underneath. Storms end early Thursday night, which will stay mild with lows in the upper 60s.

Friday: Sun and a few clouds, hot and humid with highs around 90 degrees. It will feel like the mid-90s with the humidity. Slight chance of a few isolated storms is expected in the evening, but most will remain dry all day.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid conditions with highs around 90 degrees; it will feel like the mid-90s. Chance of a few pop-up showers and thunderstorms comes in the afternoon.

Sunday: A cold front crossing the area will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms. This front will finally break the heat and humidity the Miami Valley has been dealing with for days, but not before reaching into the middle 80s one last time.

Monday: Skies clearing as is becomes more comfortable with highs around 80 degrees.

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