Flood warnings dropped; rain continues to fall

UPDATE @ 2:38 a.m. (Sept. 9):

A Flood Warning is in effect for Mill Creek in southern Butler County until 1 p.m. Friday..

Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said rain is still falling in these areas and standing water is possible on the roads in poorly drained areas.

Main Street in Hamilton is blocked due to high water, and westbound Interstate 275 is closed between Winton Road and Hamilton Avenue near the border between Hamilton and Butler counties, our media partner WCPO-TV in Cincinnati reported.

An official NWS observer reported 2.64 inches of rain fell between 10 and 11:30 p.m. in Hamilton, with a storm total tonight between 3.9 and 4.24 inches across the city. Also, an NWS trained spotter reported 2.10 inches of rain fell in 1½ hours in Middletown, and rain totals were 3.51 inches tonight in Oxford.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

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  • Scattered storms taper off late tonight
  • On and off storms expected through Saturday
  • Turning cooler to end the weekend

DETAILED FORECAST

Scattered showers and storms will taper off late tonight with skies remaining partly to mostly cloudy, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

Temperatures will slowly drop back through the 80s after sunset. It will remain muggy with patchy fog possible by morning. Temperatures will hold in the lower 70s by daybreak, Elwell said.

Friday: Expect partly sunny skies with occasional showers and storms possible. It will remain warm and muggy with highs in the middle 80s.

Saturday: Scattered showers and some storms will be possible through late afternoon before tapering off late. Outside of storms, skies will be mostly cloudy with gusty winds at times. Highs will reach into the lower 80s before falling by late evening.

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Sunday: Expect clearing skies and cooler temperatures. It will be breezy at times with highs back in the middle 70s.

Monday: A nice, seasonably day is in the forecast with sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny skies will stick around with warmer temperatures. Highs will rebound back into the middle 80s.

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