A blast of severe weather moved through the area Wednesday afternoon, but it will be the last line of storms for at least four days.
The storms brought down trees on roadways and homes and knocked out power to thousands ahead of a cold front.
There were no reports of major flooding from the storms, although rain was heavy at times, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson.
At the height of the storms more than 45,000 Dayton Power & Light customers were without power from Montgomery County north to Mercer and Auglaize counties.
“Our northern service area was especially hard hit by the storms,” DP&L said in a release Wednesday evening.
About 3,500 customer power outages were reported by Duke Energy in Butler and Warren.
About 12,000 customers were without power in Clark and Madison counties Wednesday evening, according to Ohio Edison.
The outages were primarily concentrated west of Springfield, including North Hampton and Medway, according to Tim Suter, area manager for Ohio Edison.
Houses hit by falling trees were reported in Greenville, Oakwood, Fairborn and Bellbrook. A wind gust of 62 mph was measured in Moraine around the same time the official wind speed at the Dayton International Airport was 55 mph.
The only confirmed injury from the storms was in Shelby County where winds topping 85 mph were measured causing and empty semi-tractor trailer to be blown on its side on southbound Interstate 70 near Sidney. The driver was taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries. A wind gust of 86 mph was also measured in St. Marys, according to National Weather Service trained spotters.
A reprieve from the humid, stormy weather is expected today through this weekend. No rain and plenty of sunshine is forecast through Sunday.
Simpson said the very comfortable stretch will start today with highs in the upper 70s and much lower humidity.
Friday’s high temperature will be near 80, followed by a slight warmup over the weekend with highs in the mid-80s both days. Lower humidity will stick around all weekend.
Simpson said the weather will be perfect for the pool or other outdoor activities.
“I can’t remember a completely dry County Concert in years,” Simpson said. The annual outdoor festival takes place Thursday through Saturday in Fort Loramie in Shelby County.
“Getting a break like this in the middle of July is a gift,” Simpson said.