Warm, muggy tonight with chance of showers, storms


Hot and humid conditions with spotty thunderstorms will persist until a weak cold front moves through the region Friday, bringing with it a greater chance for storms, the National Weather Service in Wilmington said.

Skies remain partly cloudy tonight with temperatures falling to the lower 70s. The chance for showers and thunderstorms diminishes into the night.

During storms this afternoon, a healthy tree between 18 and 24 inches diameter was uprooted around 4:45 pm. in Eaton, the Preble County Emergency Management Agency reported to the NWS.

Supporting pillars on a house on Randall Drive in Hamilton were blown away around 3:55 p.m., according to a report to the NWS.

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It will remain humid under partly cloudy skies Friday with a chance of showers in the morning, followed by showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. It will be cooler with highs for the day in the upper 80s.

Showers and thunderstorms will be capable of producing heavy rain and flooding in spots Friday afternoon and evening, but widespread hazardous weather is not expected, the NWS said.

Friday night remains partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the evening with overnight lows in the upper 60s.

Temperatures will not be quite so high over the weekend, but the heat builds again towards midweek, the NWS said.

Saturday will be mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Highs will reach the upper 80s. Saturday night skies will be mostly clear with only a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms with lows in the upper 60s.

Highs for Sunday will be in the mid-80s. Skies will be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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