Elevated fire risk of danger possible this afternoon; Chance for rain tomorrow night

This week will start off with spring-like temperatures with a chance for rain Tuesday night and a breezy Wednesday.

Today will start off mostly cloudy, before gradually clearing as the day goes on, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. Wind gusts of more than 20 miles per hour are possible.

High temperatures will be in the mid- to upper 50s, with lows around 30 degrees. This afternoon, elevated fire risk of danger from dry and windy conditions is possible for the following counties: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Montgomery, Greene, Hamilton, Preble and Warren.

“Residents are urged to exercise caution if handling any potential ignition sources, such as machinery, cigarettes, or matches,” the NWS said. “If dry grasses and tree litter begin to burn, the fire will have the potential to spread rapidly.”

Overnight, conditions will be dry and mostly clear.

Tuesday will see clouds and winds increase during the day. Highs will be in the mid- to upper 50s again, with lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.

There’s a chance for rain Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning. Winds will also increase overnight, leading to a breezy Wednesday.

Wednesday winds will continue to pick up strength, with gusts of up to 30-40 mph possible. A Wind Advisory could be issued for communities north of Interstate 70.

Temperatures will be in the upper 60s and could set a new record high, according to NWS.

Wednesday night sees another chance for rain with a chance for some embedded thunderstorms as well. Low temperatures will be in the mid- to upper 40s.

Rain continues Thursday day, before decreasing after a cold front moves into the region late Thursday and Thursday night.

It will also be slightly windy, but gusts will not be as strong as Wednesday.

Highs will be in the upper 50s to low 60s with lows around 40 degrees.

Friday will be approximately 20 degrees cooler, with highs in the low 40s.

It will be overall dry, with winds lingering. Wind chills will be in the teens and 20s.

Overnight lows will be in the mid-20s.

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