Thunderstorms, wintry mix, snow coming Thursday, Friday

THU - First Alert Weather Day
Published: Jan. 10, 2023 at 3:21 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 11, 2023 at 5:50 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - First Alert Weather Days will be in effect Thursday and Friday in the Tri-State.

Rain and gusty winds are expected and thunderstorms are possible before temperatures plunge some 20 degrees, turning the rain into a wintry mix and some light snow.

This will have the potential to turn roads slick in spots and impact the morning commute Friday.

Thursday and Friday are First Alert Weather Days due to heavy rain, storms and gusty winds....
Thursday and Friday are First Alert Weather Days due to heavy rain, storms and gusty winds. Rain will change to snow and flurries.(WXIX)

Rain and thunder begin to move into the Tri-State very early Thursday and continue to be widespread for much of the morning before becoming scattered in the afternoon.

Some rain showers will have lightning and thunder along with locally heavy rainfall and strong winds.

Thursday night wind gusts.
Thursday night wind gusts.(WXIX)

Heavy rain will be possible at times with rain changing to a wintry mix and snow early Friday.

Rain totals could be an inch or more.

Snow accumulations will be light, less than a half inch, but it will make roads wet and slick in spots, impacting the morning commute Friday.

Temperatures will drop from the 50s Thursday to the 30s Friday with wind chills in the 20s.

Forecasted temps across the Tri-State for 10 a.m. Friday.
Forecasted temps across the Tri-State for 10 a.m. Friday.(WXIX)

The colder air will stick around to start the weekend.

Low temperatures across the region Saturday morning will be in the mid-to-low 20s and highs will struggle to reach the upper 30s.

Thermometers will make it into the 40s on Sunday but expect temperatures to drop into the 30s for the Bengals home game Sunday night as they face the Ravens again.

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