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.
Rounds of rain will bring good news for unusually dry portions of the northeastern United States to start May.
Residents of the southeastern United States may feel like the calendar has flipped ahead to Memorial Day weekend with warm and muggy weather in place for the start of May.
A stormy pattern will persist across the western Gulf Coast into early May, threatening to renew the risk of flooding from Texas to Mississippi through at least Monday.
A late-April snowstorm dumped over a foot of heavy, wet snow across parts of Colorado on Thursday into Friday, boosting snowpack for an extended ski season at local resorts.
May Day festivities across northern Germany will have dry and milder weather while rain threatens to dampen areas farther to the south.
Following a wet season that featured a super El Niño, which helped alleviate drought conditions across California, some water agencies are looking to lift water restrictions.
Cape Lookout (1883)
Storm tide swept over island, drowning sheep and cattle.
Unusually late coating of snow in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia.
United States (1982)
May produced 365 tornadoes in the U.S., the highest number for any month since reliable records have been available, according to NOAA. The May figure topped by 90 the May 1965 high of 275.