Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
Record rainfall soaked Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky on Wednesday.
More than 2 inches – 2.28 in all – was recorded at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
That broke our record on that date of 2.18 inches in 1906, said meteorologist Scott Hickman.
High wind gusts also were reported at the airport, 62 mph at 4:44 p.m.
There’s a 40 percent chance for more showers and thunderstorms today, but we won’t have the widespread rain we saw Wednesday.
So far this year, our rainfall is a bit above normal: 23.83 inches, compared with 22.16 that normally falls by this point, Hickman said.
A weak cold front is pushing into our area today, producing slightly cooler temperatures after several days of high humidity.
The mercury will reach 84 degrees by 5 p.m. and again on Friday, which is just shy of the normal high of 85 for this time of year.
Overnight, the low will slip to 68 degrees.
Friday should be partly sunny with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms before 9 a.m.
The weekend should hold a mix of sun and clouds. There’s a 60 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Saturday night and 50 percent chance on Sunday.
Daytime high temperatures will only reach the upper 70s Saturday and Sunday. Overnight lows will fall to the low 60s.
We’ll be back into the low 80s with a mix of sun and clouds by early next week.
The chance for showers and thunderstorms will linger in the forecast through at least Wednesday, primarily in the afternoons.