Ohio, Indiana Brace for Potential Severe Thunderstorms Over Holiday

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Hamilton County, IN – Residents of Ohio and Indiana should prepare for potentially severe thunderstorms forecasted for July 3 and 4. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued warnings, highlighting the risk of damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes during the holiday period.

According to the NWS briefing, multiple rounds of thunderstorms are expected to begin Wednesday afternoon and continue through Thursday evening. The greatest threat for severe weather includes southern Ohio and parts of Indiana, particularly areas south of I-70. High temperatures coupled with high humidity are expected, with heat index values possibly reaching 100-105 degrees.

On Wednesday, there is a slight risk of severe weather with the primary hazards being lightning, strong winds, and heavy rainfall. For Thursday, the risk is downgraded to marginal, but isolated severe storms remain possible. The NWS emphasizes the importance of seeking shelter if outdoor activities are planned, especially for Independence Day celebrations.

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