Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
A wind advisory remains in effect today until 6 p.m. throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky after strong thunderstorms rumbled through overnight.
Winds will blow 30 to 40 mph and increase from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. The highest gusts of up to 50 mph will hit in the afternoon as colder air continues to filter in, warns the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
It’s 39 degrees this morning at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Today should be mostly sunny with a high of 46.
Winds howled up to 54 mph overnight at the airport.
Downed trees and power lines are possible today, along with minor property damage. Such high winds also can make driving difficult, especially in high profile vehicles such as sport utility vehicles.
Flood advisories also remain up in counties east of downtown Cincinnati such as Adams, Brown and Clermont.
A flood warning is in effect for the Great Miami River at Miamitown in western Hamilton County. The river was at 13.8 feet early today, just below flood stage of 16 feet.
Minor flooding is expected as the river continues to rise nearly 19 feet by tonight. Flooding begins downstream of Miamitown and Whitewater Township.
The river should fall back below flood stage by late Saturday.
Up in northeast Warren County, the Little Miami River area is under a flood warning until 10 a.m. Saturday. The river is approaching flood stage. Low lying areas in Corwin will flood, and water will approach Corwin Road in Spring Valley. Constitution Park nearby is flooded.
Motorists are advised against driving vehicles down water-covered roads.
Our low tonight will fall to 35.
Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 54. There’s a slight chance of rain and then rain mixed with snow early Sunday. The overnight low will be 31.
More rain and snow could fall between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday before switching to all rain after 2 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy with a high of 41.
There’s another slight chance for snow before 10 p.m. Sunday. It will be mostly cloudy with a low around 20.
We stay dry Monday through Thursday with a mix of sun and clouds. Daytime highs will be in the 30s and upper 20s.
Overnight lows will be frigid and in the teens.