Paul McKibben reports:
After the first week of July, Cincinnati is just 0.01 inches away from equaling the normal amount of precipitation for the entire month.
Normal for July is 3.76 inches. As of Sunday, the area had 3.75 inches so far this month.
Last Thursday and Saturday saw a combined amount of 2.73 inches for just those two days. Thursday had 1.36 inches. Saturday’s 1.37 inches of rain flooded basements and area roadways.
There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast each day through Wednesday.
The record amount of precipitation for July is 10.02 inches that was set in 1926. The chances of the area getting near that record this month?
Andrew Snyder, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington said “it’s really hard to say because thunderstorms are so fickle” but the probability is fairly low because it’s difficult to get more than six inches of rain in an entire month much less in 20-plus days.