Friday: Becoming partly cloudy. Less humid and a bit breezy. High 82.
Tonight: Staying clear and cooler. Low 65.
Saturday: A few showers possible in the late morning and early afternoon. Otherwise, partly cloudy. High 80
Sunday: Bright sunshine throughout the day. High 86
At the bus stop and during the commute this morning, we will feel more comfortable with some sunshine and temperatures in the upper 60s. By lunchtime, temps will reach the low-80s and stay steady through the day. The Great Darke County Fair begins Friday through August 26th in Greenville. This is the last county fair in the Miami Valley for 2017.
While we will see the influence of high pressure during the weekend, a weak disturbance will move into the Ohio Valley on Saturday. A few showers may get us wet for a bit in the afternoon, but they should be out of the area quickly. Otherwise, we can expect a partly cloudy sky with high temps near 80 degrees. Sunday will be a bit warmer with just a few clouds and highs in the mid-80s. Bacon Fest at the Fraze Pavilion will be sizzling with moderate, but not oppressive humidity levels.
On Monday, the Great North American Eclipse will be here! Fortunately, the Miami Valley will have just a few clouds between 1 and 4 p.m. Peak eclipse will occur at 2:29 in Dayton at 88.8% solar coverage. The sky will dim just a bit, but the remaining 11.2% of sun exposure will be so bright that the sky will not go dark. What will be interesting is the temperature profile for Monday. Our high for the day is 87 degrees, but that will likely occur after the eclipse. The temperature may decrease a few degrees due to the lack of sunlight in the 2:00 hour. Either way, you will still need the safety glasses to view the sun. We are giving away 1800 free glasses at the Fraze Pavilion beginning at noon on Monday.
Today's Record Temperatures