Trained storm spotters tell us the damage appears to have been caused by straight line winds.
UPDATE @ 7:45 p.m.
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for the area have expired or been cancelled.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for the most of the region until 9 p.m. Check back on this site for any new developments.
- Window for severe weather through 9 p.m.
- Damaging winds, large hail, thunderstorms, isolated tornadoes still possible
- Snow possible late Thursday and early Friday
UPDATE @ 7:16 p.m.
Wright-Patt Air Force Base has given the ALL CLEAR for its installation after issuing a Tornado Warning for personnel at its facility. The base issues weather advisories and warnings independently of the National Weather Service, as it responsible for the personnel and aircraft on base.
Wright Patt Air Force Base Public Affairs, Maria Vanover, said the Tornado Warning was issued by WPAFB Meteorologists at 6:54 p.m. because the base was in the path of possible tornadic activity from thunder clouds. The ALL CLEAR was issued at 7:05 p.m. Here are the automated text warnings sent to base personnel.
Wright Patt Air Force Base meteorologists issued a Tornado Warning for its installation at 6:54pm and issued an all clear at 7:05 p.m. This is the text sent automatically to all base personnel.
UPDATE @ 7:09 p.m.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Montgomery County has been cancelled, but warnings continue for parts of Clinton, Clark, Champaign and Greene counties until 7:45 p.m.
UPDATE @ 6:55 p.m.
Wright-Patt Air Force Base issued a Tornado Warning for its facility. This is a separate warning than what the National Weather Service would issue for the areas outside the base.
UPDATE @ 6:33 p.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Montgomery County has been extended until 7:15 p.m. and new warnings have been issued for Clark, Greene, and Miami counties.
Continue to watch Stormcenter7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs track the storms live on whio.com and WHIO Facebook.
UPDATE @ 6:26 p.m.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Butler and Preble counties has been cancelled, but the Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Montgomery County continues until 6:45 p.m.
Take a look at this ominous cloud seen near Oxford, Ohio.
UPDATE @ 6:03 p.m.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning was just issued for parts of Montgomery County until 6:45 p.m.
PHOTOS: Thunderstorms in the Miami Valley
UPDATE @ 5:40 p.m.
Severe thunderstorm warning now extended for parts of Butler and Preble counties in Ohio, and the warning has been extended until 6 :30p.m.
Stormcenter7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs says a notching on the radar is indicating rotation in the area of Oxford, Ohio. Please be prepared to get to your safe place during severe weather.
UPDATE @ 5:36 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Butler and Preble counties until 6:15 p.m. Strong winds of 60mph and 1’ inch hail possible.
UPDATE @ 4:18 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Darke, Miami, Greene, Clark, Champaign, Logan, Clinton, Butler, Warren, Montgomery, Shelby and Preble counties in Ohio and Wayne and Randolph counties in Indiana until 9 p.m.
UPDATE @ 5:15 p.m.
Hail was spotted in Farmersville, Ohio in western Montgomery County just before 5 p.m.
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TODAY: Stormcenter 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said the threat for severe weather will increase into the evening as an area of low pressure moves northeast out of Missouri with its sights set on the Miami Valley. The window opens around 4 p.m. with the threat for severe weather continuing through approximately 9 p.m.
Any storm has the capability of producing damaging winds and large hail. The threat for a few isolated tornadoes does exist as well. Temperatures will climb to near 70 degrees before the storms arrive, then fall through the 60s this evening.
Meteorologist Brett Collar said these conditions and set up are the most significant we’ve seen so far this season for the potential of producing severe weather.
The Storm Prediction Center said Wednesday afternoon the likelihood of a Tornado Watch being issued is high.
Localized flooding could also be a possibility if heavy rains saturate the area.
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The storms will end overnight tonight but the rain will likely linger. Temperatures overnight will fall through the 40s.
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THURSDAY: Showers are expected for the first part of the day, but as the cold air filters in, that rain will likely change to snow during the evening. Temperatures look to fall through most of Thursday, though they may hold steady from 8 a.m. until the early afternoon in the lower to middle 40s.
FRIDAY: A little snow is expected early Friday, then we should dry out as we head into the afternoon. Highs Friday will be in the middle 40s.
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SATURDAY: More sunshine to start the weekend. Highs Saturday will be in the middle to upper 50s.
SUNDAY: Lots of sunshine is expected Sunday with highs back near 70 degrees.
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