Flooding rain possible just ahead of a wintry mix

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Posted at 4:07 AM, Feb 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-22 00:11:01-05

A Flood Watch is out until 6 a.m. Wednesday for the majority of the Tri-State. During that time, 1-2 inches of rain is expected Tuesday with the potential for flooding, especially along rivers.

Flood Watch tonight into Wednesday morning.

There is a MARGINAL RISK for severe weather for our Indiana counties and parts of Northern Kentucky. There is also a MARGINAL RISK for excessive rain for everyone on Tuesday. The rain ends Tuesday night.

Marginal risk for severe weather Tuesday.


  • 2 a.m.- heavy rain reaches Cincinnati
  • 8 a.m.- rain becomes lighter
  • 11 a.m.- line of storms moves across the Tri-State
  • 4 p.m.- widespread heavy rain
  • 8 p.m.- rain exits

By early Wednesday, with highs only reaching the 40s. This will be the start of our big cool down.

A wintry mix begins after midnight. We'll see brief breaks by late morning. A better chance for that wintry mix returns Thursday afternoon into early Friday.

Friday morning has the potential to see a few snow showers, especially for our northern counties.


  • 1 a.m.- wintry mix reaches Cincinnati
  • 9 a.m.- wintry mix fades
  • Noon- wintry mix begins again
  • 4 a.m.- wintry mix and rain fades, snow showers possible
  • 9 a.m.- light snow showers move out

Things we're still watching: We're watching for timing, amounts, and precipitation types. We're still a few days out, so models will continue to update, but confidence is growing. We're also still watching local levels for rivers across the Tri-State. You can see the rising levels forecast below:

The Ohio River at Cincinnati is expected to crest at 49 feet.

Heavy at times
Low: 53

Rain & chance for thunderstorms
Flood Watch
High: 64

Rain ends
Much colder
Low: 35


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