Heavy rain, flooding concerns - and snow

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Heavy rain is soaking your morning commute Tuesday as roads close and the Ohio River officially reaches minor flood level.

Rain will become more scattered this afternoon, but then crank back up tonight as a cold front blasts through, bringing the potential for light snow.

A FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for the entire area with flood warnings along the Ohio River.

A moderate flood occurs when the river stage reaches 56 feet. At 65 feet and higher, this is a major flood.

The river is forecast to crest Tuesday night at 56.3 feet, just barely a moderate flood and below the crest of 60.53 feet on Feb. 26, 2018.

Look for a daytime high temperature in the mid 50’s early this afternoon before thermometers take a nosedive tonight.

As cold air arrives, winds will pick up and gust 40 and 45 mph. A Wind Advisory will be in effect 5 p.m. Tuesday through 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Rain will change to light snow overnight.

The morning low temperature will bottom out in the upper 20s.

Little or no accumulation is expected, but with temperatures so low, we cannot rule out isolated icy patches Wednesday morning.

Look for dry weather on Wednesday and Thursday, before rain returns late Thursday into Friday morning.

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