Five-day forecast with meteorologist Eric Elwell

Flood watch issued for area tonight

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Rain arrives tonight, heavy at times
  • Flood watch in effect at 1 a.m. Wednesday
  • Scattered snow and gusty winds Wednesday

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DETAILED FORECAST

A flood watch is in effect from 1 a.m. Wednesday through late Wednesday night for portions of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky by the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

In Ohio, counties include Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Warren, Hamilton, Highland, Hocking, Pike, Ross and Scioto.

The flood watch is due to heavy rains expected from a strengthening low pressure system lifting out of the Gulf Coast states. Rain will spread over the region tonight and continue into Wednesday.

Rainfall amounts of up to two inches are expected.

Tonight: Clouds will continue to increase this evening, StormCenter 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Rain will arrive after midnight with gusty winds and a rumble of thunder is possible. Temperatures will hold in the lower 40s.

Wednesday: Rain will continue, creating wet weather for the morning commute. Rain will be steady or heavy at times through the day. Watch for reduced visibility and ponding on the roads. One to two inches of rain possible before a transition to snow. Temperatures will rise to near 50-degrees in the afternoon before falling into the low to mid-30s. Rain will change to snow overnight with up to 1 inch of accumulation possible by morning, Elwell said.

Thursday: Scattered snow and gusty winds will impact the morning commute, with slick spots, reduced visibility and gusty winds.

Winds of up to 40 mph will be possible, Elwell said. Temperatures in the mid-30s early and falling through the day. Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches will be possible with higher amounts north of I-70.

Friday: Some lingering slick spots in the morning possible. Snow showers or flurries will taper off with clearing skies late in the day. Highs in the low 30s.

Saturday: Sunny skies return with a warming trend getting underway. Highs will rebound back into the middle 40s with breezy conditions.

Sunday: Clouds increase during the afternoon. It will be breezy and warm. Highs will soaring into the upper 50s to near 60-degrees. Rain chances return in the evening.

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