6:26pm - Monday, February 19, 2018
RIVER FLOOD WARNING - OHIO RIVER: We expect the Ohio River at Cincinnati to reach moderate flood stage late Tuesday into Wednesday. This crest at around 56 feet is about two feet higher than where the river has been this afternoon. This will cause many road closures near the river, especially on the East End. US 52 will be closed in several spots upstream to Adams County and Maysville. The river is forecast to remain above flood stage (52 feet) through at least Friday evening.
This Evening: Mostly cloudy and breezy. Mild. Temperatures in the 60s.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy and continued mild. Breezy. Low: 60°
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with record warmth. Breezy. High: 77° (Record High: 72° set in 2016)
Good evening! After some morning rain, things have been mainly dry this afternoon with temperatures surging all the way into the lower 70s - just below a record high. Winds have been quite gusty out of the southwest - gusting up to around 30 miles per hour at times. This evening skies will remain mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 60s. Winds will stay up tonight and again tomorrow. Speaking of Tuesday, we are expecting record warmth around here with highs pushing into the upper 70s. This record warmth comes ahead of a cold front which will push rain back into the area Wednesday. The front helping to kick off the rain will stall over us the rest of this week and that will mean more rounds of rain Thursday and into the weekend. In all, we could easily pick up another 3-5 inches of rainfall going into early next week. Unfortunately, this will keep the flooding threat going in the area, especially on the Ohio River where River Flood Warnings are up. We do see a break in the rain coming, but probably not until late in the weekend. For the latest on the warmth and rain to come, please join me for Local 12 News at 10 on Star 64 and for Local 12 News at 11. Have a great evening!
Meteorologist John Gumm
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Today's Record Temperatures