A tornado watch has been issued until 1 p.m. in Hamilton, Clermont, Brown and Adams counties, but not in Butler and Warren counties. Instead, in those areas there is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms that could produce damaging winds and large hail.
According to The National Weather Service, storms in Butler and Warren counties could feature wind gusts as high as 28 mph. Meanwhile, in neighboring counties that are under the tornado watch – winds could gust as high as 60 mph.
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For those tornado watch areas, the storm is currently reaching the western edges and should continue into the afternoon. In Butler and Warren counties, showers are likely from now until 3 p.m. The high could near 70 degrees.
The National Weather Service forecast for Thursday is sunny with a high in the mid-50s. On Friday, more rain is expected start late in the afternoon and should continue through Saturday morning. It is then expected to clear up Saturday after 7 a.m. Rain is not expected to return until Sunday night. The highs on both Saturday and Sunday are in the mid-40s.
Temperatures are expected to climb Tuesday of next week and reach a high near 60.