Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
A cold front crossing over Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky today is bringing unseasonably cool temperatures for the weekend.
The front brought soaking rains Thursday night and early today that briefly prompted flood advisories overnight in Northern Kentucky.
Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties were under a flood advisory until 5:30 a.m. after 1-3 inches of rain fell, leading to minor flooding, mostly on roads, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
Elsewhere, up to 1 inch of rain fell in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties, said meteorologist Scott Hickman.
Most of the rain has shifted off to the east, taking with it the humid air that has been hanging over the region for the past week.
There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today before 10 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy with a high of 77. Normally it’s 85 degrees at this point in August.
The rainfall total so far this year at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport – 21.37 inches – still remains a good 6 inches below normal for this time of year, Hickman said.
The low tonight will fall to 60 degrees.
Saturday should be partly sunny with a high near 78.
Saturday night will feel downright nippy with a low of 56.
Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high of 83.
The overnight low will be 63.
By Monday and Tuesday, the mercury will climb back into the mid-80s with temperatures pushing the 90s by Wednesday.