First Alert Weather Day: Rain, storms expected Thursday

First Alert Weather Day: Rain, storms expected Thursday
Rain and thunderstorms are expected Thursday. (Source: Pexels)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Thursday is a First Alert Weather Day as heavy rain and storms are expected in the Tri-State.

Starting as early as 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. Thursday, the rain will begin to move into the Tri-State from the south. This will not be severe or very heavy.

The best chance for thunderstorms will be at two different times.

The first round will come through around 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The more significant round will come between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

8 p.m. weather radar.
8 p.m. weather radar. (Source: WXIX)
Thursday radar for 10 p.m.
Thursday radar for 10 p.m. (Source: WXIX)

The Tri-State is under a slight or elevated risk for severe storms from the Storm Prediction Center.

The threats include heavy rain, large hail, strong and possibly damaging winds, and an isolated tornado.

There is already a High Wind Watch in effect for Fayette, Union, and Franklin Counties in Indiana and Butler, Warren, and Clinton in Ohio from 10 p.m. Thursday until 8 a.m. Friday.

Winds could gust as high as 60mph in these areas.

Rain ends early Friday, but the storm threat will wain by midnight.

You can stay up to date with the weather forecast in your area by downloading the FOX19 First Alert Weather app. To download, use the camera on your phone or tablet and hold it up to the QR code pictured below.

Hold your phone's camera up to this logo and you will be able to download the FOX19 NOW weather app to your phone.
Hold your phone's camera up to this logo and you will be able to download the FOX19 NOW weather app to your phone. (Source: WXIX)

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