Tri-State tornado watch, soaking thunderstorms to be followed by quick drop in temperature

Published: Apr. 2, 2018 at 8:58 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 3, 2018 at 9:18 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A Tornado Watch has been issued for the Tri-State until 1 a.m. Wednesday. Heavy thunderstorms will soak the area until at least midnight.

Widespread severe storms are possible tonight and isolated tornadoes can't be ruled out. The storms could also bring large hail and damaging wind.

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The main line of storms along a strong cold front will arrive in the Tri-State around 9 p.m. and exit around midnight. Those storms could have very strong winds, a lot of lightning, and possibly isolated tornadoes. Heavy rain is a sure thing.

We're expecting an inch of rainfall for most with higher amounts possible. Be aware of high water in spots and remember to NEVER drive over a water-covered road.

Severe weather threat comes to an end by 2 a.m. Wednesday.

A tornado "watch" is issued when tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. It does not mean that tornadoes will touch down, but it does mean that conditions are favorable.

Behind the cold front, temperatures will drop quickly allowing for a few flurries Wednesday morning and temperatures in the mid to upper 30s.

FOX19 NOW will continue to update the forecast as it changes. Stay up on the latest forecast with our free FOX19 Now First Alert Weather App:

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