A Flash Flood Watch expired at 4 p.m. Wednesday, leaving the Tri-State finally in the clear after nearly 12 hours of severe weather watches and warnings.
Although the risk of tornadoes, thunderstorms and flash flooding has passed, residents should still be cautious of a wind advisory; strong winds from the west could reach 40 to 50 miles per hour speeds, the 9 First Warning Weather team says.
Campbell and Kenton counties were briefly under a Tornado Warning until about 7:30 a.m. Adams County was under a Tornado Warning until 8:30 a.m. Nearly all of the Tri-State was under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until about 8:15 a.m.
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)