Flash Flood Watch for parts of the Tri-State

Will it dry up for the 4th of July?

An AREAL FLOOD ADVISORY is now in effect for portions of Dearborn, Franklin, Ripley, Ohio, Switzerland, Gallatin, Boone, Kenton, & Campbell counties. Local flooding is possible in these areas due to heavy rains that have fallen over the last few hours.

Flood concerns will continue in these areas through the afternoon, but the advisory will expire at 2:15 in Franklin, Ripley and northern Dearborn counties. It will expire for the rest of the area at 2:30 pm.

Flood advisory in effect for areas in dark green

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is also in effect until 6 a.m. Friday for parts of southeast Indiana and northern Kentucky. All the counties highlighted in green could see local flooding.

Flash Flood Watch until 6 a.m. Friday

The chance for scattered showers and storms will be around for most of the day, which means you need to keep the umbrella handy. Rain will turn heavy at times with our stronger cells, so watch out for those torrential downpours.  Temperatures only top out in the mid 70s today which is 10 degrees below normal.

As for severe weather, our chance is on the lower side today. The Storm Prediction Center only includes northern Kentucky in the "marginal" risk of severe storms this afternoon. Gusty winds and hail under 1 inch in diameter would be possible.

Spotty storms continue tonight with a low of 64 degrees.  The chance for severe weather remains low.

The chance for rain will continue for our Friday forecast.  As of right now, it appears that our better chance for rain is around for the morning and early afternoon with showers fading in the late afternoon. Temperatures are expected in the upper 70s for highs.

This would bode well for fireworks displays on Friday night. But please check back again on this forecast as I'm noticing some weather models trying to keep rain around into the evening, which would cause a problem. 

Fourth of July forecast

The outlook for Saturday and Sunday continues to look great! We'll be looking at partly cloudy skies for both day with temperatures near the 80 degree mark. And the trend toward NO RAIN continues for the weekend.  Overall, it won't be too hot, too humid or rainy -- sounds like a win in our book!

THURSDAY

Mostly cloudy
Scattered afternoon storms
High: 76

THURSDAY NIGHT

Scattered showers and storms continue
Mostly cloudy
Low: 63

FRIDAY

Partly cloudy
Scattered storm chance
High: 78

FRIDAY NIGHT

Slight rain chance
Partly cloudy
Low: 62

SATURDAY

Partly cloudy
Slight rain chance
High: 80

If you are heading out any of these days, don't forget to have our Storm Shield app installed on your smart phone so you have the latest radar images and storm alerts.

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