Scattered showers, storms likely this afternoon

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely this afternoon, with pea sized hail possible during any heavier downpours and possible snow tonight as temperatures drop.

Skies will be mostly cloudy with a high near 45 degrees. There is a southwest wind of 15 to 18 mph with gusts as high as 29 mph, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

A flood warning is in effect until 11 p.m. for the Great Miami River in Troy. At 10 a.m. today, the river level was 10.3 feet. At 13.5 feet, flooding occurs along County Road 25A south of Troy and Tipp-Elizabeth Road near Tipp City. Also, property along the 1700 block of North County Road 25A also begins to flood. Within the levee protected areas of Troy, structures are protected to a stage of 20 feet, the NWS said.

High water will linger in low spots and along some creeks and streams through today for some parts. The NWS reminded drivers to turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads; most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Rain and snow showers are expected tonight, with some thunder also possible. The overnight low will fall to near freezing, around 34 degrees.

Below normal temperatures are expected to finish the workweek.

Thursday starts with rain and snow showers that will transition to all rain after 11 a.m. The high will be near 47 degrees.

Thursday night will be mostly cloudy with an overnight low around 34 degrees. There is a chance of showers before 2 a.m.

Friday will be mostly cloudy and breezy with a high near 46 degrees. There is a chance of showers after 2 p.m. Rain chances will continue through around 8 p.m. with partly cloudy skies expected Friday night. Overnight temperatures will drop below freezing, with a low around 30 degrees.

The weekend will be mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the 50s.

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