Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
Watch out for showers and thunderstorms today as a wave of humidity continues to grip Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
There’s a 50 percent chance for precipitation today and tonight.
We could see up to half an inch of rain accumulate this morning and then again after 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
Severe weather is not expected, but we could see a few pops of lightning.
Stronger storms could move in after dark. The region is at a slight risk for high winds gusting about 45 mph and quarter-size hail.
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It will be muggy with a high of 84 degrees by 5 p.m. It’s already 68 degrees this morning in downtown Cincinnati.
Once the rain moves out late tonight, cooler, more seasonal temperatures in the low 80s will come in over the next few days.
Sunny skies will dominate the forecast through week’s end.
By Friday, when summer officially begins, the mercury will rise to 86 degrees. It will hit 88 on Saturday and flirt with 90 degrees Sunday.
Overnight lows will be warm, in the upper 60s and low 70s.