Cold front moves through region as rain chances end

A cold front is making its way through the region following a line of scattered thunderstorms.

Cooler and drier conditions will be in place for Thursday with high temperatures in the low to middle 80s. The high for today reached 95 degrees in Dayton and Cincinnati and 97 in Columbus, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Scattered thunderstorms that arrived this afternoon knocked out power to approximately 3,000 in the Xenia area and another 1,000 customers in Butler and Warren counties, according to AES Ohio and Duke Energy online outage maps.

A giant tree toppled and crashed into the Forest Run MetroPark Welcome Center in Ross Twp, Butler County. The storm that rolled through knocked down several trees and caused hundreds of power outages in the Ross Twp. and Hamilton area.

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Clouds will decrease tonight, which will be breezy with an overnight low around 64 degrees.

It will stay dry through Saturday before rain chances return for Saturday night into Sunday.

Skies will be sunny with a high near 85 degrees Thursday. Overnight the low will dip to around 58 degrees.

Friday also will be sunny but slightly warmer with a high near 88 degrees. Skies stay mostly clear Friday night, with an overnight low around 63 degrees.

Temperatures in the 90s return for Saturday, which will be mostly sunny with a high near 93 degrees.

A chance of showers and thunderstorms arrives overnight.

Sunday will be partly sunny with a high near 89 degrees. Showers, and possibly a thunderstorm, are expected after 2 p.m., the NWS said.

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