A Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for parts of the Tri-State has expired.
An initial watch issued around 5:30 p.m. included most of the Tri-State. Many counties were dropped from the watch around 8:30 p.m., while the rest were dropped by 9:30 p.m.
WATCH this time-lapse video of one of Wednesday evening's storms rolling into downtown Cincinnati:
The NWS also issued a Flood Advisory for Butler and Hamilton counties until 10 p.m.
What does a Severe Thunderstorm Watch mean? Here are some definitions:
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm has developed that is capable of producing hail greater than one inch in diameter and or 58 mph wind speeds.
A Tornado Watch means weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing tornadoes.
A Tornado Warning means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar and residents of the affected area should take shelter immediately.