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WINTER STORM WATCH FOR SOME THIS WEEKEND

A Winter Storm Watch will go into effect late Saturday night through Monday morning for the following counties: Fayette, Union, and Franklin (IN), Butler, Warren, and Clinton (OH). Accumulating snow will be more likely in these areas and may cause travel issues. A mix of wintry precipitation will start Saturday night. Rain will overspread most of the area on Sunday, before changing back to snow Sunday night and into Monday. Road conditions will worsen Sunday night and Monday morning with slick spots also possible Sunday morning, especially north of Cincinnati.

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Reports of fireball sightings explained

Updated: Friday, May 16 2014, 11:34 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (Erica Collura) -- Some of you may have seen a bright object in the night sky Thursday, May 15th.

Fireball sightings were reported in parts of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia.  A fireball is a very bright meteor, burning as it hits Earth's atmosphere.  Several thousand occur each day; however, a large portion of them happen over the ocean or in uninhabited areas.

They can travel anywhere between 25,000 and 160,000 mph.  Fireballs can also feature different colors as well as produce a sound.




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