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First Alert: Waves of storms arrive in Tri-State

Friday and Saturday are First Alert Weather Days. Thunderstorms could be strong to severe...
Friday and Saturday are First Alert Weather Days. Thunderstorms could be strong to severe Friday night and overnight into Saturday.(WXIX)
Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 5:41 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 11:48 AM EDT
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UPDATE: Currently more than 4,000 homes are without power in the Tri-State.

All tornado warnings in the Tri-State have expired.

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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Friday and Saturday are First Alert Weather Days.

Severe weather is possible Friday evening through Saturday morning.
Severe weather is possible Friday evening through Saturday morning.(FOX19 NOW)

We are expecting an increased chance for severe storms through Saturday morning.

Several waves will move through and each could bring damaging winds, heavy rain, large hail and even isolated tornadoes.

Flooding also is a concern.

The Storm Prediction Center has part of the Tri-State in an “enhanced risk” for severe storms including parts of southeast Indiana, and north of Hamilton County in Ohio.

South of that line most of the region is in a “slight risk” for severe weather. Our southernmost counties are in a “marginal risk.”

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect Friday night through Saturday morning for most of the Tri-State: Hamilton, Clermont, Butler, Warren, Highland, Adams, Brown and Clinton counties; Boone, Campbell and Kenton in northern Kentucky and Dearborn, Ripley, Ohio and Franklin counties in southeastern Indiana.

Rainfall totals could be more than three inches in spots that get training rain meaning rain is persistent in these areas.

Possible rain amount totals
Possible rain amount totals(FOX19 NOW)

Storm chances continue through Saturday morning at around 10am. We will still see scattered rain and storms Saturday afternoon but they will not be severe.

This pattern of muggy, wet weather will continue Saturday and right through the middle of next week.

Clouds will clear Saturday afternoon, the sun will return and highs will be in the mid-to-upper 80s.

Father’s Day on Sunday will be hot.

Highs will reach the low 90s with a slight chance for morning and afternoon showers.

We are expected to dry out by 2 p.m.

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