Expect cold front to deliver showers, strong storms Wednesday evening

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell has the latest details on our threat for strong to severe storms on Wednesday as a potent storm system moves into toward the Ohio Valley

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

After a brief break from the rain, more showers and storms are expected to move in Wednesday evening.

A strong cold front is expected to push into the region, bringing with it widespread showers and storms from the Midwest down to the lower Mississippi Valley Wednesday afternoon before spreading eastern into the Ohio Valley Wednesday evening.

Some of the storms could be strong or severe.

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"This is an impressively strong storm system and very typical of spring," Elwell said. "Depending on the timing, severe storms could certainly move across the Miami Valley, especially areas along and south of I-70."

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The last couple of severe weather threats saw a limited number of storms due to the timing.

Storms that typically arrive during the night have less "fuel" to work with as the atmosphere tends to stabilize after the sun sets, Elwell said.

However, people with plans Wednesday evening should be on the lookout for the threat for strong storms.

The Storm Prediction Center has already placed much of Ohio under a risk for severe storms Wednesday into Wednesday night, with much of southwest Ohio including the Dayton metro area under an “Enhanced Risk.”

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