A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for Fayette, Union and Franklin County, Indiana. Another complex of storms will roll into the Tri-State around 6 a.m. and continue to push southeast through our area after sunrise. For the latest severe weather information, don't forget to download our Storm Shield App. I'll also have the latest throughout Good Morning Tri-State and via twitter at: @ketchmarkwcpo.
Also, a HEAT ADVISORY has been extended to Saturday and expanded to several counties. This will be in effect until 8 p.m. A EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING has also been issued for Hamilton County where the heat index will range from 100-104. After the morning rain, hot temperatures and oppressive humidity will push the heat index toward 100 degrees during the maximum heating of the day.
Specifically, Saturday has a higher chance for showers and storms as a front dives southward. Most of the day should be dry until later in the day. Later afternoon and evening is when we expect storms to fire and move through yet again.
There is a "Slight Risk" of isolated strong to severe storms from the Metro area northwards. Damaging winds, hail and heavy rain which could cause minor flooding are the main threats.
There's a chance of showers and storms again early on Sunday. It appears we could again see more rain and storms later into the evening when a cold front dissipates over the Tri-State.
Drier air will be funneling in late in the day and into Monday. Temperatures will fall into the mid 80s Monday and Tuesday before an uptick in heat and humidity again late in the week
Rain and storms-chance strong/severe
Few afternoon pop-up storms
Heat index to 104