Weather Alert Day: Rain, storms and flood potential

Drying out Sunday with nice days ahead

9 On Your Side has declared today and Sunday a Weather Alert Day due to the potential for severe weather tonight, with heavy rain and major flooding in parts of our communities. 

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A Flood Watch is also in effect and continues for all Tri-State counties through Sunday at 10 a.m. 

The Ohio River is still rising and expected to crest near 59.5 feet by Tuesday morning, bringing some of the worst flooding since 1997. Here's the link for the Ohio River gauge. Also, the Great Miami River at Miamitown, the Little Miami River and Ohio Brush Creek above West Union are under Flood Warnings for minor flooding.

Off-and-on rain will be heavy at times through the day before a wave of torrential rain hits during the evening into early on Sunday morning.

When this cold front hits, we will likely see thunderstorms, and it's possible isolated storms could turn severe. Additionally, we are likely to see flooded streets and ponding of roads because of the intense rain late tonight. Temperatures will be mild in the upper 50s before cold air seeps into the Tri-State for Sunday. Temperatures will fall during the early part of the day and inch back towards 50 during the afternoon.

While we'll likely start Sunday morning with some rain, clearing will allow some sunshine back into the picture. Highs come in after midnight in the upper 50s to near 60 but fall off mid morning behind the front into the 40s.  

Next week, a couple of days of sunshine will give the soggy ground a chance to dry up a bit. More rain comes back into the forecast Wednesday. Highs will range from 50s, to 60s then fall to 40s by the end of the week.

 

TONIGHT
Rain-heavy at times & storms
Chance of isolated severe storms
Low: 50 around by 8 am

SUNDAY
Rain Ends
Then slowly cooling
4 p.m.: 51

MONDAY

Mostly sunny & mild
High: 56

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