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Flood warnings in Butler, Warren counties

Flooding warnings remain in Butler and Warren counties today as the Great Miami River continues to rise to dangerous levels, according to the National Weather Service.

The river was racing this morning from Franklin through Middletown, Trenton and Hamilton. Several farms and backyards in the region are flooded by the recent heavy rains.

The NWS issued a flood warning for Middletown near the river through 8:30 p.m. Monday and in Franklin until Sunday night.

WHIO Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said said the area should see some afternoon sunshine with highs in the lower 50s. It’s also going to be a windy day with winds gusting over 30 mph at times, he said.

Here is Collar’s forecast for the rest of the week:

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Monday: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 50s.

Tuesday: Temperatures back into the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies.

Wednesday: The chance for rain returns in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

Thursday: Rain showers are expected with highs in the middle 50s.

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