Storms could slow traffic even more on Friday

While traffic has been rough due to the abundance of construction around downtown Cincinnati, the weather has been quiet. That changes on Friday.
Things won't be that different for the morning commute. While lots of clouds will be around, only isolated showers are anticipated. Many will be dry on their drive to work, but a few wet spots will be out there.
We anticipate more problems for the afternoon commute. A cold front to our west is expected to trigger storms that will begin to move into the Tri-State during the afternoon. Storm chances will rise through the day Friday, peaking between 7 p.m.- 11 p.m.

This means that we'll likely just miss the worst of the rain for the drive home (or to your weekend vacation destination) but scattered storms will be in the area between 5-7 p.m., particularly in counties west of Cincinnati. Any of these storms will be able to produce heavy rain and lightning. A few could also produce some small hail and damaging wind gusts.
The bottom line, the earlier you can get out of work and hit the road Friday, the better. Storm chances will only be in the rise as we go into the evening and you'll likely be faced with more frustration than usual on the roads.

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