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Severe thunderstorm warnings issued as heavy rain, wind moves through, leaves thousands without power.

Strong storms are moving through the Tri-State and bringing heavy rain, thunder and wind. Most of the Tri-State has been issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 2:30 p.m.

Storm sirens are reportedly sounding off downtown and All-Star Game festivities are delayed. 

Nearly 5,000 Duke Energy customers are without power in Hamilton County.

The main threats will be heavy rainfall and high, damaging winds gusting 55 mph or higher. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Flooding also will be a concern.

Showers and thunderstorms will be in the area by 2 p.m. and stick around through the afternoon. Current models show a possible break in the rain around 8 p.m. as the Home Run Derby kicks off. We will continue to track that chance as it could change when afternoon storms move in.

The derby has only been rained out once in 30 years - the last time Cincinnati hosted the All-Star Game in 1988.

A flash flood watch is in effect until 8 a.m. Tuesday for:

  • Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Ohio
  • Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Pendleton and Robertson counties in Northern Kentucky
  • Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Ohio, Switzerland and Union counties in Indiana

Otherwise, Monday will be warm and muggy with a high temperature around 84 degrees.

The low Monday night will only fall to 71.

Tuesday will bring a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms. The high temperature will soar to a humid 86 degrees.

More showers and thunderstorms could develop Tuesday night.

The rain should move out by Wednesday, leaving behind lots of sunshine the rest of the week.

Temperatures will climb even hotter, reaching the 90-degree mark this weekend.

-FOX19 Weather NOW Meteorologist Jeff Creighton

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