Storms come to an end, cooler air arrives

Credit: Jim Noelker

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Credit: Jim Noelker

Strong storms that moved through the region this afternoon and evening have trailed off, leaving cooler air behind.

The overnight low will fall to around 53 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Tomorrow will be cloudy and much cooler, with a high temperature near 64 degrees.

Strong to severe storms arrived this afternoon and evening, which prompted a tornado watch for the area.

Trees and power poles were downed on Woodford Street and Libery Avenue in Hamilton, where a car also was damaged around 3 p.m., the NWS reported.

Also, mothball-sized hail, about ½-inch, was reported at 3:39 p.m. in Waynesville in Warren County, according to the NWS.

Once the rain comes to an end tonight, it is expected to remain dry through Thursday night.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 69 degrees. However, there is a slight chance of showers Thursday afternoon and evening before showers and possibly a thunderstorm arrive after 2 a.m. Friday.

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm are expected for Friday, which will have a high temperature near 70 degrees. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm remain likely Friday night. Overnight lows are expected to fall to around 55 degrees.

Showers are likely Saturday, which will be mostly cloudy with a high near 66 and an overnight low around 52 degrees.

Partly sunny skies return for Mother’s Day on Sunday, which will be warmer with a high near 71 degrees.

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