Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
It will be warm and humid today with a chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high temperature of 85 degrees.
The soonest rain is expected fall across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky should be lunchtime, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
The best shot for storms will be after 10 p.m. tonight and early Tuesday, said meteorologist Andy Hatzos.
Most areas will see about a quarter of an inch of rain.
The region is down 6.36 inches in annual normal rainfall. As of this morning, 21.37 inches has been recorded so far this year at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Normally, 27.73 inches has fallen by this time in August.
More rain could fall before 1 p.m. Tuesday. It will be mostly cloudy with the high reaching 80 degrees.
Temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 80s most of this week until another major cool down arrives in time for the weekend.
By Friday, an upper-level low-pressure system will develop north of the Great Lakes region, producing a cold front that will push down into our region, Hatzos said.
The result will be weekend high temperatures in the low 70s and overnight lows in the 50s, about 10 degrees below normal for this time of year.
It will be dry with plenty of sun.