Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
It feels like spring outside this morning with a temperature of 54 degrees at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
The high later will soar to 67, just one degree shy of the record on this date, set 99 years ago in 1914, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. It will be mostly cloudy.
A major change is coming early Wednesday as a strong cold front approaches from the west, bringing the potential for hazardous showers and thunderstorms by 4 a.m.
The weather service has issued a “hazardous weather outlook,” or weather statement, for southeastern Indiana, Hamilton and Clermont counties in Ohio and Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky.
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There’s a 100 percent chance for a line of intense showers and possibly thunderstorms ahead of and along with the cold front. Severe winds gusting up to 58 mph and lightning are possible throughout the day, said meteorologist Jeff Sites.
Tornadoes and hail are not expected at this point.
Localized flooding could develop from brief but heavy downpours at times. Up to an inch of rain is expected.
As the storms move through, the temperature will tumble from 61 degrees late Wednesday morning to 50 degrees by 5 p.m.
Overnight into Thursday, there is a slight chance the rain showers could turn into snow showers as the mercury continues a downward slide. It will be cloudy with a low of 25 and remain windy with gusts up to 38 mph.
Thursday will be mostly cloudy and cold with the high temperature just reaching 32 degrees. The overnight low will plunge to 17 with wind chills in the single digits.