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Ohio River crests, heavy rain, thunder expected Wednesday morning

CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

The Ohio River has crested in Cincinnati but will remain above flood stage until Friday evening.

The Ohio River has also crested up river at Meldahl and Maysville and will crest Friday at Markland at 52 feet, one foot above flood stage.

Pockets of heavy rain and thunder early Wednesday morning as the leading edge of a cold front continues to push east through the Tri-State.

Look for standing water and gusty wind at times for the morning commute. 

Rain will taper off to scattered showers during the day.

Temperatures will fall from the 60's this morning to the 40's Tuesday afternoon.

Then rain chances remain through Sunday and we will need to watch our small streams and creeks for high water concerns.

Look for temperatures to get back to the 50's and 60's as we work into the weekend.

The Ohio River FLOOD WARNING continues until 1 a.m. Saturday for areas along the Ohio River in the FOX19 NOW viewing area.

The Ohio River will crest Tuesday evening in Cincinnati, but will remain above flood stage until Friday night. 

Preliminary data has the official high temperature at 79 - the warmest high temp in Cincinnati for any day in February. The low Tuesday morning was 60 and if the temp does not drop below 52 (the record warm low temp for Tuesday) by midnight, we will set another record the warmest low temperature for Feb. 20.

Charleston WV, Huntington WV, Indianapolis, Louisville and Pittsburgh all also set all-time record highs for the month of February.

Rain and thunder is on the way for the Thursday morning commute and chilly weather arrives during the day.  At 7 a.m. the temperature will be a balmy 62 and from there it will fall to 43 by 5 p.m..

Rain will taper off to scattered showers during the day.

Occasional showers and spring-like temperatures are expected through the weekend.

Daytime highs will remain mild and in the 50s and 60s.

Related story: East Side roads close as Ohio River floods

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