It's a 9 First Warning Weather Alert Day until 6 a.m.
Strong storms moved through the Tri-State Thursday evening, producing multiple storm warnings, winds as strong as 60 miles per hour, hail and hundreds of lightning strikes. At the storm's peak, more than 12,000 people are without power.
The entire Tri-State is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2 a.m.
9 FIRST WARNING: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the Tri-State & is in effect until 2AM Friday morning. Storms will bring the threat of large hail & damaging winds primarily, but iso'd tornadoes may also be possible #CincyWX #OHwx #NKYwx #INwx #WCPO @WCPO pic.twitter.com/y3oolfxMAg— Steve Raleigh WCPO (@Cincywxman) May 20, 2022
Storms have dumped some VERY heavy rain this evening. Radar estimated totals of 2+ inches have been recorded in parts of Hamilton, Kenton, Boone, Ohio, & Dearborn counties #OHwx #NKYwx #WCPO #CincyWX #INwx @WCPO pic.twitter.com/uPX8Zl7s7B— Brandon Spinner WCPO (@wxSpinner89) May 20, 2022
The Storm Prediction Center increased the risk for severe weather for the entire Tri-State. We are now under a SLIGHT RISK. The key times will be from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. More on the timeline below.
9 p.m. - midnight - Strong storms move in from the southwest to the northeast
Midnight-6 a.m. - Heavy rain continues through the area with isolated storms
Friday is still projected to be our hottest day of the week with a high of 90 degrees and the record is 92 set in 1934. This could be our first 90 of the year! The sky will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with no rain expected.
The weekend forecast will be impacted by a slow moving cold front. A lot of our Saturday forecast will be partly cloudy, warm and humid with a high of 87. It's later in the day that isolated showers and storms will be possible. The front finally passes on Sunday bringing in a spotty chance for showers during the day. Temperatures will be cooler in the mid to low 70s.
Scattered showers and storms
Hot and a bit humid
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