Dry to End the Week

But More Rain on the Way

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -We are quiet for now with partly cloudy skies and temperatures climbing into the mid 40s this afternoon.

However, we do not stay dry for long. Rain returns Friday evening and will continue, heavy at times, into Sunday morning.

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center says that for the 24-hour period from 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday there is the risk of heavy-to-severe thunderstorms from Cincinnati southwestward to eastern Texas.

For us, the chance is small, but this system is worth watching--especially Saturday afternoon and evening--as a vigorous cold front approaches from the west.

In addition, rainfall around Cincinnati could total up to 3-inches in spots over the weekend and bring more short-term, small-scale flooding.

Out ahead of this front temperatures will reach the upper 50s or low 60s on Saturday and then drop back into the 40’s on Sunday.

Because rainfall will be heavy over a large area upriver, we once again have to keep an eye on the Ohio river. Flood stage in Cincinnati is 52’ and the River Forecast Center says the Ohio will be within inches of flood stage from Sunday at least into late Monday and possibly longer.

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