Tornado Watch expires around Tri-State

A Tornado Watch for some Tri-State counties has expired.

The National Weather Service issued the tornado watch for Bracken, Grant, Mason, Owen, Pendleton and Robertson counties in Kentucky. The NWS also issued a tornado watch for Adams, Brown, Clermont, Highland, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties in Ohio.

The watches expired at noon.

A severe thunderstorm warning expired for Campbell, Grant, Owen and Pendleton counties in Kentucky and Clermont and Hamilton counties in Ohio. The warning expired at 6:15 a.m.

While many other Tri-State counties are not under the tornado watch, they are experiencing high winds, rain and storms. Duke Energy crews are anticipating power outages as a result of the storms. To read the full forecast, go to wcpo.com/forecast .

The WCPO Storm Shield weather app is also available for download which sends life-saving information and updates to your smartphone, even if power goes out. For more information, go to http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/weather/safety/9-news-introduces-severe-weather-radio-app-storm-shield-for-iphone .

People with special medical needs or the elderly should take precautions and make arrangements as necessary if an outage occurs.

Downed lines can be reported to police departments or Duke Energy by calling 1-800-544-6900.

To view the latest power outages online visit http://www.duke-energy.com/kentucky/outages/current.asp .

To read more about the tornado watch, go to http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=KYZ095&warncounty=KYC081&firewxzone=KYZ095&local_place1&product1=Tornado+Watch .

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