Severe Thunderstorm Watch expires for Tri-State

Watch goes until 11 p.m.
Posted at 4:22 PM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 07:11:57-04

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.