DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Two rounds of severe thunderstorms in about a three hour stretch left a lot of damage, mostly concentrated in a few neighborhoods in east Kettering, east Dayton, and Riverside.
The first storm rolled through the Dayton area around 6 p.m., dumping a whole lot of water in a very short time along with strong damaging winds.
Drivers told 2 NEWS the quick burst was so intense it brought traffic to a halt on Interstate 75 in the West Carrollton area for nearly 10 minutes.
Five cars were trapped in high water at the intersection of Wayne Avenue and Smithville Road and flash flooding swamped a stretch of Patterson Road in Dayton.
2 NEWS reporter Robert Lowrey said in some east Dayton neighborhoods, some streets were so covered with limbs and leaves, it looks as they are growing from the pavement.
The second storm came through around 8:30 dumping more rain and tearing down more trees and power lines, leaving thousands in the dark.
At 11 p.m., Dayton Power & Light reported more nearly 9,000 outages in Montgomery County from Centerville to Riverside, and almost 3,000 Greene County.
After the second Severe Thunderstorm Warning expired at 9 p.m., the National Weather Service followed with Flood Advisory for northern Warren County, western Greene County, and southeastern Montgomery County until 11:30 p.m., warning of minor flooding of low lying and poorly drained streets, highways, and underpasses will occur, along with land near creeks, streams, and drainage ditches.
Expect more on Tuesday. “Rain chances make a bigger jump on Tuesday as weak cool front slips southward across the Great Lakes,” says Storm Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis. “There is a 70 percent change of showers and thunderstorms.”
While not as hot, Tuesday will still be humid.
Rain chances will taper off for Wednesday and Thursday, but come back up as we at then end of the week.