The weekend will come to an end on a windy and stormy note for Cincinnati as the potent storm system currently threatening the nation's midsection shifts east.
The greatest threat for any potentially damaging thunderstorm will unfold in the afternoon, when a cold front will make its way into the relatively warm, humid spread across the state.
Even away from any thunderstorms, gusty winds will blow from the south and southwest during the mid-morning and afternoon hours, gusting 30 to 40 mph throughout the Cincinnati area.
Higher localized gusts, capable of minor damage, will reach 50 to 60 mph in and near stronger showers, not necessarily thunderstorms.
Agent for the unsettled weather will be a vigorous storm system, dragging its cold front through Cincinnati as it tracks through the Great Lakes region Sunday.
Following a southward push of cool, dry air at midweek, clouds, showers and higher humidity will return to the Northeast.
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Another round of storms will fire across the northern Plains at midweek with the chance for isolated tornadoes.
Andres has begun to weaken over the eastern Pacific, but a new threat has developed closer to Mexico.
The weather pattern that delivered drenching rain and flooding to Texas and the southern Plains during May will soak the Southeast states for the next week or two.
Thunderstorms in northwestern Kansas produced up to 18 inches of hail near Salden during the early evening. Crops were completely destroyed and total damage from the storm was nearly 500,000 dollars. Temperature dropped from near 80 degrees before the storm to 38 degrees at the height of the storm.
Cloudburst near Pikes Peak killed 120 people; Pueblo, CO, flooded by 25-foot crest of Arkansas River.
Violent thunderstorms and tornadoes; 13 confirmed tornadoes in western PA (most from any outbreak). Widespread wind damage in eastern PA. Wind gusts of 80 mph at ABE and RDG. One person killed in Philadelphia by a falling tree. Largest tornado outbreak in 35 years in western PA.