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FIRST ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued; 11k without power

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 2 a.m. with large hail, heavy winds and a possible tornado.
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 12:42 PM EDT
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Update 11 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued in the Tri-State until 9:45 p.m. The National Weather Service warns the storm could contain golf-ball sized hail.

Tornado sirens went off in Middletown around 9:15 p.m. Police said they had an unconfirmed report of a tornado in the southern portion of the city and urged residents to take shelter.

At 9:35 p.m. police updated the situation saying the threat had passed.

Around 11,000 residents are without power across the Tri-State.

WHIPPING RAIN: Reporter Payton Marshall is in Northern Kentucky as strong storms with hail and possible tornadic activity move through the region. What does it look like where you are? Send pics/videos to fox19.com/pics

Posted by FOX19 on Thursday, May 19, 2022

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the Tri-State.

The watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Friday. Storms will bring the threat of large hail, damaging winds and heavy rainfall.

An isolated tornado is possible.

These storms should not affect the morning commute barring any storm damage or power outages.

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