Jennifer Edwards Baker reports
UPDATE, 7:50 A.M.: The National Weather Service says that storms will be moving through parts of the area until 8:15 a.m.
The storm was near the Ohio/Indiana state line about 7:30 a.m. and was moving southeast at 35 mph. The storm was producing wind gusts to 40 mph and pea size hail is possible. The storm is expected to move through Harrison, Bright, Ross, Hidden Valley, Cleves, Forest Park, North College Hill, Finneytown, Cheviot, Wyoming and Burlington.
The storm was also producing a lot of lightning, the weather service said in a special weather statement.
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BEGIN ORIGINAL STORY: This would be a good day to wear loose, sleeveless clothing and stick close to the air conditioning.
It’s already a steamy 82 degrees at 5 a.m. at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron.
The high temperature will climb to a muggy 92 degrees by early afternoon as a cold front moves into the region, bringing the potential for scattered but severe thunderstorms by 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
High winds gusting more than 60 mph and large, golf ball-size hail appear to be the primary threat.
Communities north of Cincinnati in Butler and Warren counties could see rain a little sooner than the rest of the region, possibly as soon as this morning’s rush hour.
Tonight, there’s a slight chance for more showers and thunderstorms after 11 p.m. and overnight into Wednesday.
The overnight low temperature will fall back down to a more seasonal 72 degrees.
The chance for showers and thunderstorms will increase each afternoon as the week continues.
Daytime temperatures will remain hot and humid this week – at about 95 degrees both Wednesday and Thursday.