CINCINNATI -- The National Weather Service placed the entire Tri-State under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch lasting until 11 p.m. Friday.
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.
Here are some helpful links to prepare for severe weather:
Download the WCPO Storm Shield app (storm-based alerts for life-threatening weather events)