Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
More showers and thunderstorms are expected today before the forecast dries out for the weekend.
About a quarter of an inch of rain should fall by tonight. The high temperature will reach 72 degrees, which is normal for this time of year, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
This weekend looks nice with plenty of sun and highs in the low 70s and overnight lows hovering in the upper 40s.
Originally, rain was predicted through Saturday. But now a wave of low pressure will move through Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, pushing the unsettled weather out a little sooner than expected, explained meteorologist Allen Randall.
This remains the fifth wettest September with 7.04 inches of rain, about 4.5 inches above normal, recorded at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Why are things so wet this month, especially after such a hot and dry summer?
Blame Hurricane Isaac.
Remnants of the destructive Category 1 hurricane that caused severe damage on the Gulf Coast of the U.S. in late August dumped just over 6 inches across our the region at the beginning of the month.
“If it wasn’t for Isaac, rainfall totals would be below normal for the month of September,” Randall pointed out.
Rainfall overall this year remains down, So far, 28.73 inches have fallen. That’s 3.32 inches below the normal of 32.05 for this time in the year.