Fires, outages hit Tri-State after storm

CINCINNATI - Thunderstorms rolled through parts of the Tri-State Tuesday evening, with strong winds, significant downpours and lightning.

People in those areas experienced winds up to 50 miles per hour, pea size hail, frequent lightning and downpours of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

Meteorologist Larry Handley says the main cool front is through the Tri-State and will begin to transition into much better weather Wednesday. We could see occasional clouds and a slight chance of a thundershower today and tonight but we will have fantastic conditions for Independence Day and the holiday weekend.

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Tuesday's storms shut out many lights around town. At midnight, Duke Energy showed almost 9,200 homes were without power.

As of 6 a.m. the outages were less than 1,000.

Officials say lightning is to blame for two house fires Tuesday night. Nine people were evacuated from a two-family home in Covington due to the flames and another family escaped a fire in Loveland. No one was injured.

Concertgoers of Tuesday's Goo-Goo Dolls performance at Riverbend were told to move to the PNC Pavilion after severe weather delayed the show. A Riverbend spokesperson said the concert resumed at 10 p.m.

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