As a line of strong storms moved through the area late Wednesday, trained weather spotters reported quarter-sized hail in Monroe and penny-sized hail in Liberty Twp. in Butler County, and hail of nickel and quarter sizes were reported in Mason in Warren County, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
Some parts of the Miami Valley had significant hail early Wednesday morning after the first round of strong storms to move through the region.
The storms that swept through the area on Wednesday also brought record-breaking rainfall, the NWS said, with rainfall at the Dayton International Airport measured at 1.31 inches, breaking the old rainfall record for April 8 of 1.22 inches set in 2015.
On Thursday, the forecast includes a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms for the morning. But the expected high of 51 degrees is a steep drop from Wednesday, and Thursday also will include wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph.
Skies will be mostly sunny Friday, with a high of only 47.
Patchy frost is possible Friday night into Saturday morning with temperatures in the lower 30s.
Saturday rebounds a bit with partly sunny skies and a high of 56 degrees.
Easter Sunday’s forecast calls for a chance of showers, mostly cloudy skies and a high of 61 degrees.
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